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Project Update July 2019

Remember you can still buy shares in the project which entitles you to select the management committee, have a say in how it is run and how any surplus profits are to be used back into our community.  See the "shares link" for more information or get in touch thouogh the contact details for more information.

Following careful site surveys and after discussion with SKDC Planners we have submitted a revised planning application for a building measuring 12m x 9m, with a 1m front porch.  The real impact of the changes to the site are that it will have fewer parking spaces.  The smaller width means we can accommodate a single pitch roof but retain the timber clad “farm shop” appearance.  We have also been busy looking at ways of covering the car park surface and how we can “landscape” the site to keep the countryside atmosphere.  We have been fortunate to have an expert on wildlife advise us – currently the editor of the BBC Wildlife magazine and Castle Bytham resident.  Amazing what a bit of persuasion in the pub can achieve

Although we havebeen told our application for an EU grant shoiuld succeed there is an awful lot of work to be done to ensure we have all the necessary quotes for the grant by the end of June. These quotes focus on internal equipment and external groundwork.  With sufficient funds to actually build the shop and our latest amendment to the planning application submitted work should begin this summer.


The Site

Shop site drone image

The internal layout is still work in progress but should look something like this

9x12 site plan 3D image 2

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