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Deepdale chicken factory applies for new extension

Posted on - 27th November, 2018 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Deepdale, Preston News, St Matthews
Gafoor halal in Fletcher Road
Gafoor halal in Fletcher Road

A chicken processing plant in Preston looks set to expand.

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Gafoor Pure Halal has been producing chicken meat since 2005 in Fletcher Road, Deepdale.

Plans lodged with Preston City Council show how a two-storey extension could be added to the side and rear of an existing single-storey extension.

Plans from Equilibrium Architects explain the go-ahead could limit deliveries, odours and noise from the site.

In planning documents they state: “Gafoor Pure Halal would now like to improve the unloading facilities within the existing lairage, by providing more floor area for the unloading / loading of up-to-date, space efficient, poultry carriage modules, which will be a part of a much more stream – lined production flow for the delivery of the poultry to the start of the processing line.

“Furthermore, the additional floor area will also allow Gafoor to invest in a much more efficient delivery / carriage module cleaning system and where
poultry can then be delivered to the factory in larger carriage modules, which will result in less lorry deliveries for the same throughput of birds and which should lead to a significant reduction in traffic both to and from the site. Delivery lorries will continue to access the site via the main security access point off Fletcher Road.

“The proposed lairage extension will allow two lorries to be fully unloaded within the inside of the building at the same time (currently only one lorry can be accommodated within the building, with possibly one lorry having to wait outside of the lairage until the lorry inside has been unloaded) and where any noise and odours can be contained within the inside of the building and which should create a better environment for those directly around the immediate site area.”

Read more: Amended extension plan approved for Gafoor Halal

The full plans can be seen on the city council website.

The scale of the development means it is likely to go to planning committee for councillors to make a decision in the coming months.

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