After having a tour of the 8,080m2 facility, Nick Brandreth and Tom Ogden were introduced to HRH The Princess Royal at the formal opening of AC Goatham & Sons fruit packhouse and cold store facility to explain their roles in obtaining planning permission for the site’s infrastructure.

As a Planning Consultant and Land Agent to AC Goatham & Son for over 30 years, Nick Brandreth was able to explain how they have had to consider the ever changing and increasingly complicated planning system in their business growth. Tom Ogden then discussed the role a Planning Consultant takes in working with the public, the Council and a range of Consultants to assist in meeting the client’s objective of delivering such a large proposal on the site within critical time frames.

HRH Princess Ann formally declared the facility open after recognising the vital and understated role undertaken by those involved in the rural economy. This was an immensely proud moment for all those involved in the project and a chance to reflect on the magnitude of what had been achieved through persistent team work.