Expansion of Headford Co-op Mart gets the green light

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Planning approval has been granted for an expansion of the Headford Co-op Mart to improve its animal holding and sales facilities.

Headford Co-Op Mart has secured planning permission for the construction of a new sales ring and additional pens.

Currently the mart has a single sales ring with attached offices and holding pens for cattle and sheep.

The expansion will build on those facilities with new holding pens made from “steel portal frames and infill blockwork panels” to match what is already there.

A Flood Risk Assessment was submitted by Patrick  Newells Engineers with this application which said there is no risk of flooding on site.

An Appropriate Assessment Screening Report was also included which said the project would not have a damaging impact on any conservation sites within the area of developement.

The Mart at Balrickard is located to the south east of Headford Village, and is accessed off the N84 next to Meadow Hill housing estate.

There is also a secondary entrance from the village square, but that is rarely used and only sees use during busy periods according to the planning application.

Planning permission was awarded for this expansion of the agricultural sales mart by the county council with five conditions attached.