SUPPORT FOR A PROPOSED FARM SHOP AT SLAUGHTERBRIDGE NEAR CAMELFORD
IN NORTH CORNWALL
To whom it may concern.
A1 Fruiterers have submitted plans to build a Local Farm Shop to sell and support local farm producers and growers offering home produced Products and if planning were obtained then the proposed site would also be developed in the production of fresh produce or possible “Pick Your Own”
Research shows that customers want to buy more locally produced produce whose origin can be identified, some customers are having to travel up to 10-20 miles to the nearest Farm Produce Shop, this type of shopping is more environmentally friendly as it reduces road miles, Major Supermarkets transport Cornish produce hundreds of miles before bringing it back to Cornwall to sell.
As part of the planning process we have been asked to submit a presentation to the Councils Planning Committee showing that Camelford residents and the surrounding parishes need such a facility.
It is hoped that the project will eventually create up to 10 Jobs for local people on the site and through other local businesses i.e. Button Meats the proposed site is near the redundant Camel Valley Poultry Farm which received approx 2 million pounds of Tax Payers Money.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
A letter from your respected organisation supporting our plan for future growth and regeneration for Camelford and North Cornwall would help in us presenting our case to the Planning Authority. Should you require any further details of information please telephone or email Julian Harman with your questions?
19 Market Place
Tel 01840 212422
An example of a supporting letter is shown below.
To The Councils Planning Committee in respect of
SUPPORT FOR A PROPOSED FARM SHOP
AT SLAUGTERBRIDGE CAMELFORD
We are a small business situated in Camelford selling and rearing rare breed Gloucester Old Spot Pigs. During the short period that our business has been running we have had immense support from the local community. As a local producer we currently need an outlet to sell our produce from and would wholly support a Farm Shop at Slaughterbridge Camelford. Our research has proved that consumers are now much more discerning about where they source their produce and want the reassurance that it has been reared locally and that it is free range. I have known Julian Harman for some time and I am confident that he would deliver a high quality service to local customers in the Camelford area and beyond. Camelford has recently seen lots of positive changes, which in my view needs to be further reinforced by inclusion of local producers and growers. In my opinion the Slaughterbridge area of Camelford would be an ideal location as it provides local access from the A39, Delabole and Camelford. It is not a tourism route with high volumes of traffic and does not present any pedestrian problems.
As a member of the Camelford Community and a local producer I whole heartedly back this proposal.
Mrs Julie Dronfield