State-of-the-art £ 20million factory will create 150 jobs at Spalding farm
Naylor Farms, which is one of Europe’s largest coleslaw cabbage producers, 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.
It is said that the plant will be the first of its kind and will raise the profile of South Holland and Lincolnshire on the map of global food production.
The move will create around 150 skilled jobs in the plant’s food supply chain.
Lincoln University will also be involved in the development and establishment of an internal learning and research center at the plant.
Simon Naylor, Managing Director of Naylor Farms, a 110-year-old family business, said: “Innovation, quality and the environment have always been at the heart of our farming business and this new plant-based processing plant will help. to meet the need for nutritious plant-based foods.
“It is built on our land so that the kilometers of food from the field to the processing are at a minimum.
He added: ‘South Lincolnshire is a natural food hub where producers, processors and logistics companies work together to create a more efficient supply chain which is complemented by a skilled workforce and this location. 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 the world’s desire for quality and sustainable 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 which will naturalize the building and create a haven of peace for flora and fauna.
And as part of the commitment to clean and sustainable energy, there will be electric charging points for vehicles as well as bike-to-work programs to encourage employees to cycle from Spalding.