Food processing company Princes has been granted planning permission for a multi-million pound investment project at its Long Sutton plant.
Members of South Holland District Council’s planning committee approved the application during their meeting on Wednesday November 15.
The site is the company’s largest food production facility, employing almost 500 permanent staff. The proposal represents the largest investment to date in the site and will see the demolition of a number of existing buildings for the construction of a new Raw Material Handling & Kitchen facility and associated works, including infrastructure and parking to accommodate incoming ingredients.
Princes said in the application that the strategic investment would further strengthen the business’ place in the market and vastly improve the efficiency of operations on site.
Cllr Nick Worth, South Holland District Council deputy leader and portfolio holder for growth and commercialisation, said: “These plans are great news for the district and will see significant investment and growth not only on the site but hopefully for the entirety of South Holland.
“Princes are a major employer for the Long Sutton and the surrounding area and I am pleased that we have been able to support them with these developments. The potential for new job opportunities and benefits to other local businesses and infrastructure promises to be a great thing and further strengthens South Holland’s position as a vital cog in the region’s industrial and manufacturing machine.”