Birmingham based Amber Real Estate Investment (Amber REI) has formally started a planning process which, if successful, could deliver new poultry processing facilities at Coupar Angus, already the largest and only plant of its type in Scotland.
The ambitious plans are part of an overall scheme which could see £150 million invested in agriculture, food processing and tourism.
Amber REI is a property company which lists Ranjit Singh Borporan, owner of the giant 2 Sisters Food Group, as a director.
Part of the proposal is for a £65m low carbon state-of-the art facility at Coupar Angus on land neighbouring the existing 2 Sisters poultry processing plant. This would unlock the existing site for alternative residential or general industrial uses.
Amber REI also intends to submit a planning application to upgrade the current facility as part of an overall plan to improve and expand the Scottish poultry supply chain.
The plans would include upgrading the feed mill close to Edinburgh Airport and the provision of a new hotel.
There would also be investment in what is described as ’new sustainable farming space’ across West Lothian.
A new animal feed mill is planned for Central Belt in the medium to long-term.
A spokesperson for Amber REI said: “We are delighted to be working towards planning applications for the facilities in Coupar Angus.
“Our ambitious vision for Scotland, of which Coupar Angus is part, will preserve and create jobs, both directly and indirectly, as well as contributing to delivering a low carbon sustainable future for the agriculture sector.”
Amber’s plans will be realised, in part, through the delivery of Drumshoreland Garden Community, a £275m residential-led mixed-use development. This will include about 1,800 homes, including 25 per cent affordable homes.
Planning applications were recently submitted to West Lothian Council.