The proposed development of a vertical farming facility on a site in East Yorkshire has been granted planning approval after a decision was previously deferred at a meeting last year.

Key Growing Ltd, supported by Geoffrey Prince Associates, submitted an application to the East Riding of Yorkshire Council last year for an extension to Woodmansey Business Park.

The plans include a vertical farm complex (VFC) to grow micro salads, herbs, soft fruits, bulbs, and flowers, together with free-standing office buildings and starter units, all served by the existing on-site anaerobic digestion plant.

The VFC would have a footprint of 84,000 sq ft and a total gross international area of 97,400 sq ft.

Four two-story office buildings would provide a total of 41,500 sq ft, with eight single-story starter units measuring a total of 31,000 sq ft would be created.