A family-run meat supplier in Preston is looking to expand its premises due to the “underlaying pressure upon the meat processing industry”.
Bowland Food’s Ltd is a meat-cutting plant where chilled animal carcasses are readied for further cutting and processing. The site does not encompass any activity associated with the slaughter of animals but the company does provide products to a range of customers across the north and midlands.
Situated on Roman Way Industrial Estate in Preston, the family-run factory has been at this location since 2004. For nearly two decades, the business has grown “rapidly” and now owners have submitted plans to the extend their current site in the industrial estate to meet growing demand and pressures.
Bowland Food’s application states the business is now operating at maximum capacity meaning the company needs to extend the existing factory. By doing so, the owners hope they can remain at their established site instead of being forced to relocate to alternative premises.
It sates: “Officers may be aware of the underlaying pressure upon the meat processing industry due to worker and facility shortages across the country with meat being exported for processing to serve the UK market. The proposals seek to address this issue with enhanced facilities at this site benefitting the sector economically and in terms of reducing food miles.”
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