Plans for a contemporary farm shop, café and butchery in the Cotswolds have been submitted to West Oxfordshire District Council.
The Ducklington Farm Shop on Coursehill Lane, proposes a modern, state of the art retail space to complement and grow the current farm business.
Pegasus Group prepared the planning application on behalf of clients J.E. Strainge & Son working in partnership with Appetite Me, market leaders in rural diversification and retail development.
The development will be based on the family run farm at Ducklington with the new farm shop set to sell quality produce from the farm’s own reared Oxford Sandy & Black Pigs, lamb and Boer Goats.
The Pegasus team, which included collaboration between multiple offices, worked closely with the client to create a design that works successfully in regard to its function, setting, and deliverability.
James Walch, Director in Pegasus Group’s Birmingham office said: “Particular attention has been given to how the building operates and how it sits in relation to the adjacent farm buildings.
“The proposed materials of metal roofing, timber cladding and Cotswold stone have been carefully selected to ensure the building is sympathetic to its surroundings and rural character. The landscape has been equally carefully considered to offer a setting that complements the building and the existing farm.
“A combination of wildflower meadows and gravel car parks and footpaths allow the site to retain its rural character while a natural play area and woodland walk provide amenity for visitors to ensure that customers enjoy a rounded experience.”
A planning decision is due early in the new year.
Pegasus Group work in partnership with Appetite Me who are one of the leading farm shop and rural business experts in the UK. If you have a client or you are a landowner with the potential for a farm shop on your landholding please contact Andrew Hodgson for a discussion about potential opportunities.