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Proposed expansion at Thatchers Cider farm

PUBLISHED: 12:30 26 July 2013

The orchard at the Thatchers farm

The orchard at the Thatchers farm


SANDFORD cider company Thatchers is looking to expand its site at Myrtle Farm.

The company is seeking planning 
permission to build a new meeting 
facility in the company orchard.

The new room will be used to accommodate clients from big businesses and would be included as part of tours of the site. But the company also plans to host educational activities for local schools and community groups.

The 574sq ft single-storey building will be built using local stone and have a thatched roof and timber windows to fit in with the countryside.

Managing director Martin Thatcher said: “We are very excited about the prospect of our proposed new meeting facilities, which will be situated in a tranquil part of our farm, and surrounded by mature trees and bushes.

“Our hope is that as well as using the meeting room for visitors to Thatchers, groups from local schools will be able to make use of these special facilities for visits so they can get close up and hands-on with the beautiful environment we have on our doorstep.”

The agent responsible for the build will be rural property experts David James and Partners.

As well as creating the meeting facility, the company has applied to increase the size of the on-site pond and add an extra parking area. The application was submitted on July 11.


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