Sweet potato demand prompts expansion plan

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A supermarket vegetable producer has applied to have a new storage facility on site due to an increased interest in their sweet potatoes.

JDM Ingredients, on Monument Road, in Bicker, has proposed the new agricultural store.

A statement submitted to Boston Borough Council’s planning department said: “One particular product - sweet potato, has been the subject of interest to a JDM client to such an extent that a requirement for additional storage has become priority to other expansion plans.”

It states that it risks losing a large order should the plans not go ahead.

The temperature controlled structure, the applicant said, will make no impact on light, sound or odour.