Family farm’s bid to build large potato store in north Norfolk countryside

Broadland District Council. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Broadland District Council. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY - Credit: Copyright: Archant 2017

A family farm hopes to build a large potato store in a bid to boost business and reduce delivery vehicles from rural roads.

Nick Harrold, from E F Harrold Ltd in Oulton, near Aylsham, has applied to Broadland District Council for full planning permission for a 2,200 tonne agricultural box potato store.

If approved, the 36.6 metre by 8 metre steel building would be on Street Farm, off The Street, and match surrounding agricultural buildings.

The store would include an open loading canopy, office and machinery store.

A design and access statement read: 'The business has limited potato storage of its own...Moving all of potatoes directly off the farm at harvest time is a logistical problem, a very inefficient use of labour, due to the sporadic nature of harvest. And with its intensive nature, an intensive use of the local road network.'

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