Salad grower in new West Sussex glasshouse bid

Salad, herb and young plant grower Madestein UK has applied to build an extensive new glasshouse on the Chichester Plain.

Image: HW
Image: HW

The West Sussex company submitted an application to Chichester District Council last month to build the 3.5-hectare glasshouse, incorporating LED lighting plus associated buildings and two reservoirs.

The site is currently farmland on the former Tangmere Airfield site, which is already home to Tangmere Airfield Nurseries, one of the UK's largest sweet pepper growers.

A council representative said the site lies within its designated Horticultural Development Area, and that the "target date" for a decision was 6 October.

The application has so far received 15 letters and comments in support, with four objections from local residents, on the basis of likely additional noise and traffic.


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