State-of-the-art £20million factory will create 150 jobs at Spalding Farm
Naylor Farms, which is one of Europe’s largest producers of cole slaw, is seeking the green light to build a 2,500 square meter agricultural processing plant at its Low Fulney Farm site in Rangall Gate.
A planning application for the plant has been submitted to the South Holland district council.
The plant is said to be the first of its kind and will raise the profile of South Holland and Lincolnshire on the world map of food production.
This move will create approximately 150 skilled jobs in the plant’s food supply chain.
The University of Lincoln will also be involved in the development and establishment of an in-plant learning and research center.
Simon Naylor, Managing Director of 110-year-old family business Naylor Farms, said: “Innovation, quality and the environment have always been at the heart of our farming business and this new plants will help meet global needs. need nutritious plant-based foods.
“It is built on our land so that food miles from field to processing are at a minimum.
He added: “South Lincolnshire is a natural food hub where growers, processors and logistics companies work together to create a more efficient supply chain which is complemented by a workforce. qualified and this site will provide a diverse range of employment opportunities for the local population.”
Mr Naylor said the eco-friendly site would be dedicated to a new type of plant-based extraction to help meet a global desire for sustainable, quality plant-based foods.
The new building will also include the collection and recycling of rainwater and the excess heat from the treatment will be used to heat the offices.
The creation of a meadow and a small wood that will naturalize the building and create a refuge for fauna and flora.
And as part of the commitment to clean, sustainable energy, there will be electric vehicle charging points as well as bike-to-work programs to encourage employees to cycle from Spalding.