Jersey Royal Company were given permission to expand the shed at Peacock Farm by a Planning applications panel last week. The company also gained permission to build an accommodation block for 12 members of staff.
Company director Tom Binet said that the extension would expand their packing shed to 120,000 sq ft, allowing them to wash and pack all their potatoes under one roof. He added that this would put them in a better position to take on competitors Albert Bartlett and Sons, who entered the Jersey potato market earlier this year.
‘It’s been on the agenda for some time. This is extremely important for us,’ Mr Binet said. ‘The shed will be used to wash and pack potatoes before shipping to the UK. It gives us an opportunity to have a better operation.
‘We’ll be able to have the whole operation on one site. It’s fantastic to get approval. It’s a big plus for us.’