Permission sought to retain cider tasting pavilion in Portadown

The pavilion will also be used for food demonstrations and classes
Adam Morton

An application has been lodged with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners to retain a cider tasting pavilion in Portadown.

Lodged by agent Collins Design on behalf of applicant Long Meadow Cider, the application seeks permission to retain a tourist pavilion structure for display, tasting and training of cider products at lands 152m north west of 87 Loughgall Road.

The pavilion will also be used for food demonstrations and classes.

According to the application form, the four hectare site is currently used as a farming and cider production facility and the surface water collected as a result of the development will be disposed of via the existing storm drains with foul sewage to be disposed of via a septic tank.

In total, 224m2 of floor space will be added to the premises and if permission is granted a number an increase in staff and visitors to the site is also anticipated.

According to the application form, should this application be granted permission and the development come to fruition, an additional staff vehicle, an additional goods vehicles and between five and 15 additional visitor/customer vehicles are expected on site on an average day.

This is anticipated to result in one additional employee and between 10 and 25 others attending the site on a daily basis.



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