Scottish poultry plant plans major changes at Coupar Angus

A company owned by 2 Sisters’ founder Ranjit Boparan – Amber Real Estate Investment (Amber REI) – has submitted notices that it intends to put in planning applications for an upgrade to the poultry processing facility at Coupar Angus, the primary poultry processing plant in Scotland.

The proposal is for improvements to the existing facility and a longer-term proposal for a new low carbon state-of-the-art facility neighbouring land to the current plant, which the company already owns. 

Two Proposal of Application Notices (PAN) have now been submitted to Perth and Kinross Council, heralding the intent to submit planning applications following a minimum 12-week consultation period.

The Scottish Government has suspended in-person public consultation events due to COVID-19. Full details about the proposals will be made available to the public at 9 am on Wednesday 30 June on the dedicated project website: www.ambercouparangus.com, with the online consultation taking place between 3 pm and 7 pm on that day. 

A spokesperson for Amber Real Estate Investment said: “This new venture will allow us to develop an upgraded facility and may unlock the potential for alternative uses for the existing site. This is a huge economic opportunity, particularly at such a sensitive time nationally.

“We are consulting extensively to ensure that that the public have an opportunity to input their views and shape our proposals. We encourage the community to attend and ask any questions they may have.”

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