Fargro announces relocation to a new site
The company, the largest horticultural wholesale supplier in the South East, is applying to Arun District Council for planning permission to build an 8,000 m2 warehouse with offices and 6,500m2 of dry storage area, on a site to the south of The Vinery on the A27, half a mile north of Poling.
Fargro’s professional advisers have investigated some 20 alternative sites within the local area. Remaining in the Littlehampton area is essential to retain the company’s fifty plus local employees and for the company to remain close to its customer base. Initial consultation meetings have been held with local residents living adjacent to the site while further consultation meetings are planned for more remote communities in the next few days.
The application will also provide improved road access to the The Vinery industrial estate from the A27 and reroute existing delivery vehicles which currently pass neighbouring residential properties.
Company spokesman, Steve Carey said: “Location is an important factor in Fargro’s success. Not only are we a local firm providing to local growers but the vast majority of our staff live locally too. “Keeping such an experienced team together is not only important to our business but also to the local growers we supply”.