UK: £550,000 Green Belt land for sale to develop vertical farm in Welwyn

A piece of Green Belt land has gone on sale in Welwyn to develop a vertical farm. Vertical farming enables the growing of plants all year round, with the potential for salad crops, flowers, and even pharmaceutical crops. 

It also includes the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers, often incorporating controlled environment agriculture, which seeks to maximize plant growth, reduce plant disease and improve the flexibility of cropping. The property, which extends to 4.05 acres, is being offered for sale with a guide price of £550,000. 

The site on Danesbury Park Road offers the opportunity to create a new small-scale vertical farm with two growing sheds, a cold store with a workshop, and the opportunity to sell directly to customers through the farm shop. 

The planning permission also provides for solar panels and rainwater harvesting to further control growing costs and enhance the project’s sustainability. 

Weldon Beesly, an independent firm of rural property surveyors and land agents with offices in Bishop’s Stortford, St Albans, and Hitchin, will be selling this land. 

Read the entire article at Welwyn Hatfield Times

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