Maple Ridge Garden Centre plans new redevelopment

New owners, Paul Findlay, his father James and brother William of Eco Warrior Resorts, want to demolish the existing garden centre buildings and replace them with a two storey 'log cabin'.

The former Aylings Garden Centre in Trotton, West Sussex, reopened as Maple Ridge Garden Centre in 2015.

The centre has now withdrawn the application after objections including one from Trotton with Chithurst Parish Council, which said the development was intrusive.

The owners plan to resubmit revised plans for modern garden centre buildings and to expand the offer to make the centre a tourist destination with meeting rooms, petting farm, play area and bakery. 

The owners said they might have managed to make a deal with a small family run garden centre business near Andover and now hope to run the two garden centres in partnership.

Blue Diamond had looked at the centre but did not pursue any interest.

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