in the village.
The site, which employs around 300 production staff, administrators and drivers, is due to be shut down by January 2009, subject to consultations with employees and union representatives.
company's other dairies in Essex, Leeds and Leicestershire. The farms which supply the milk will not be affected by the closure.
Dairy closure will cost up to 300 jobs
He said: "The economy of Northenden will undoubtedly suffer if the closure happens, however I plan to do everything possible to help staff, starting with arranging meetings between the company, union, Wythenshawe Regeneration and the council to see if there is any way we can stop the dairy closing."
Maxine Morgan, of Arla Foods, said: "We very much regret the need to announce our proposed plans to close our Manchester site.
Arla Foods have revealed they are to shut the dairy and distribution centre on Paston Road, which trade union leaders say will cause a "devastating blow to the local community".
Arla Foods, which was owned by Express Dairies until 2003, has a 44 percent share in the fresh milk and cream market.
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The company said its decision was based on a "strategy of further enhancing its operational efficiencies across the entire business."
Arla's Northenden branch, which produces brands like Anchor butter and Cravendale milk, is the last dairy to operate in the area.
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"It is wholly unexpected Arla Foods only acquired this business from Express Dairies a few years ago and spent a lot of money on improvements. If our Paston Road dairy closes, there will be no dairies in Northenden."
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He added: "Some of the 300 employees threatened with redundancy are unlikely to have such a proper job again, but are likely to end up on incapacity benefit.
Councillor Martin Eakins said the situation was 'heartbreaking' for Northenden.
"This will result in more than 300 job losses and will be a devastating blow to the local community.
UP TO 300 workers could lose their jobs when a Northenden dairy closes.
Mick Chalmers, of Unite, said: "We are extremely disappointed that Arla Foods proposes to close its dairy and distribution centre at their Manchester site.
"We have informed colleagues affected by our proposal and are also fully consulting with trade union representatives. We are committed to giving full support to affected colleagues to help them find alternative employment both internally and externally of Arla Foods, subject to the consultation process."
As the Reporter went to press, Unite trade union was in talks with company bosses, asking them to consider keeping the site open.
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