Anglesey Abattoir Offered To Welsh Government

27 Nov

The Anglesey abattoir at Gaerwen has not been sold and has now been offered to the Welsh Government for them to purchase the former abattoir for development. At its peak, this abattoir was processing 640,000 lambs per year.

The former Welsh Country Foods plant, which closed in April with the loss of over 300 jobs, is on the market for £1.5m.

Farmers have already discussed a possible co-operative venture on the site and the National Farmers Union has asked the Welsh government to fund a feasibility study into the co-operative idea.

Richard Parry Jones, Anglesey council’s chief executive, said: “We are, of course, eager to ensure that the site, in the first instance, remains an abattoir through private sector investment. However, in the absence of a buyer, we have written to the Welsh government asking if we can discuss the possibility of them buying the site as part of the enterprise zone development programme, with a view to attracting inward investment to create job opportunities on the island.”

A Welsh government spokesperson said: “The economy minister Edwina Hart has received no formal communication from Anglesey council but is aware of correspondence with her officials which we are considering.”

Hopefully more news will come through later but meanwhile that’s the latest I have.

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