Planning permission granted for new £600,000 facility at Silvery Tweed Cereals
Berwick-upon-Tweed based Silvery Tweed Cereals has been given the go ahead to build a new storage and processing facility on adjoining land that has laid vacant for nearly 2 years.
Planning permission has been granted for a new 12,000sq ft facility that will allow the firm to segregate its sesame ingredients and finished products containing sesame as well as increasing its overall storage capacity. The development also includes a dedicated sesame loading and unloading area for vehicles, pedestrian access and changing facilities.
The new facilities mean a £600,000 investment from the company, which could rise to as much as £1.1 million with the purchase of additional processing equipment.
Robert Gladstone, managing director, commented, “I am delighted that we have been granted planning permission to build these new facilities which will allow us to offer a wider range of high-quality products to new and existing customers.
“This is a significant investment and we have taken every step possible to ensure that the development will not impact local wildlife and will benefit the area by putting to use land that has lain empty for some time.”
Building work is scheduled to begin at the end of March 2020 and run for approximately 16 weeks. “We are hoping to have the new facility fully operational by the end of September,” Robert added.