A piece of Green Belt land has gone on sale in Welwyn to develop a vertical farm. 

Vertical farming enables the growing of plants all year round, with potential for salad crops, flowers and even pharmaceutical crops. 

It also includes the practice of growing crops in vertically stacked layers, often incorporating controlled environment agriculture, which seeks to maximise plant growth, reduce plant disease and improve flexibility of cropping. 

The property, which extends to 4.05 acres, is being offered for sale with a guide price of £550,000. 

Welwyn Hatfield Times: Danesbury Park Road land in Welwyn for sale.Danesbury Park Road land in Welwyn for sale. (Image: Weldon Beesly)

The site on Danesbury Park Road offers the opportunity to create a new small-scale vertical farm with two growing sheds, a cold store with workshop and the opportunity to sell direct to customers through the farm shop. 

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The planning permission also provides for solar panels and rainwater harvesting to further control growing costs and enhance the project’s sustainability. 

Weldon Beesly, an independent firm of rural property surveyors and land agents with offices in Bishop’s Stortford, St Albans, and Hitchin, will be selling this land. 


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Weldon Beesly partner, Hugo Richardson, said: "This is a really exciting opportunity to create a new and sustainable business. 

"There has been considerable interest in vertical farming, and we are delighted to be acting in the sale of this unique opportunity." 

To find out more, go to https://weldonbeesly.com/properties/for-sale-vertical-farming-opportunity/.