Tong Garden Centre secures planning permission for next growth phase

by | Dec 10, 2018 | Independents, News | 0 comments

Tong Garden Centre is celebrating after securing planning permission for the next stage of their growth plans.
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Bradford Council’s Regulatory and Appeals Committee voted to approve Tong Garden Centre’s plans.
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They include a new two storey building, a new plant canopy, a bespoke soft play and event space. It will also include the development of the lakeside area with log cabins for educational use.
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Tong’s Mark Farnsworth said: “We’re delighted to continue with the work that we started. We want to turn Tong into one of the top destination garden centres in the UK.
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“We’ve had such positive feedback from our customers about our progress so far. We have taken these plans to the council well ahead of our original plan.”
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Work will start in January, with plans for the plant canopy to be completed by March. The 1155m2 soft play and event space will be open by the summer.
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Mr Farnsworth concluded: “Whilst we are a garden centre led by gardening products, we will be so much more than a garden centre. The soft play and events space will be a great addition to our facilities.”

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