Euro Quality Lambs faces move
The Euro Quality Lambs abattoir in Craven Arms, Shropshire, will have to relocate if a new council regeneration plan is agreed, it has been revealed.
The abattoir will have to move from its current town centre site to a new location to the north of the town, if regeneration plans revealed by Shropshire County Council are approved.
The town centre site will then be used to build new housing.
A spokesman for Craven Arms Town Council commented: “The abattoir is on a very old site and people in the town would like to see the area redeveloped. It would mean the abattoir could move to purpose-built premises.”
Commenting on the possible move Rizwan Khalid, one of the directors of the company, told MTJ: “In principle we are not opposed to the idea but we will have to do a feasibility study first. It would be a very large change and, in difficult economic circumstances, we would have to make sure that we do it right. We cannot set a date as yet.
"We have also been told that there are no funds available from the council to help us with the relocation so we would have to finance it ourselves.”
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