Herefordshire-based strawberry grower S&A Davies has said an adverse planning decision does not threaten this year's crop.

A spokesman said customers, including Tesco and Sainsbury's, would not see any impact on supplies this year after a ruling ordered it to remove accommodation for seasonal workers harvesting fruit. The ruling affects 300 caravans, ancillary buildings and a sewage treatment works at Brierley Court Farm, Leominster.

A spokesman said: "We're disappointed with the decision and considering our options. It would cost us £40,000 just to take them down."

S&A Davies has 270 days to respond to the ruling, which was handed down by secretary of state for communities and local government Ruth Kelly, after the case went to appeal.

It was hailed as a victory by Herefordshire County Council, which brought the case last year. The company was fined £65,000 for breaching building regulations following an earlier planning dispute in 2005.