Boparan’s Scottish poultry farm and mill complex to be moved in £100 million project

A poultry farm and feed mill complex owned by Amber REI in West Lothian is set to be relocated to make way for a development comprising 2,000 homes.

Amber REI is controlled by 2 Sisters founder Ranjit Boparan. The homes will be built by a sister company of Amber REI called Elan Homes, if planning permission is granted.

The Clapperton poultry farm complex is located east of Livingston and is a key component of the Scottish poultry supply chain but currently comprises six ageing poultry sheds and surplus land. Amber REI said the value realised from the development would underpin a more than £100 million package of investment back into the Scottish food and agriculture sector, through the company’s poultry supply chain operations across Scotland.

Two Proposal of Application Notices (PAN) for planning permission in principle (PPiP) have been submitted to West Lothian Council. 

Amber REI said the initial plan was to improve, replace and expand elements of the Scottish poultry supply chain, including redevelopment of existing feed mill at Edinburgh Airport and a new animal feed mill located in the Firth of Forth.

The company said the state-of-the-art low carbon facilities will deliver jobs both directly and indirectly through the supply chain. 

 Commenting on the proposals, a spokesperson from Amber REI said: “We are delighted these exciting proposals are being bought forward and that they will deliver significant investment not only in West Lothian but across Scotland as a whole.

“As an exemplar low carbon community Drumshoreland will not only deliver much-needed housing, including affordable housing, but employment, education and community facilities. It will also deliver significant post-COVID investment into the poultry processing supply chain across Scotland, creating jobs, both directly and indirectly, as well as delivering a low carbon future for the agriculture sector.”

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