12th October 2018
Grand opening of two brand new Stockbridge facilities
Selby and Ainsty MP, Nigel Adams opened two state-of-the art new facilities at Stockbridge Technology Centre at Cawood. He was joined by the former Selby MP, John Grogan, who is now the MP for Keighley. The Vertical Farming Development Centre, which involves self-contained shelves of crop grown under lights and the Advanced Glasshouse Facility, which allows new approaches to crop production and crop protection with less reliance on chemical inputs will both revolutionise the way food is produced in Britain. According to lead scientist, Dr Dave George, both ventures will help the nation improve its food security and reduce our reliance on imports, whilst meeting the challenge of feeding an ever growing population. The opening was attended by more than 60 people, many from industry. According to CHAP Chairman, John Chinn, the day was a great success and ‘ there was a real buzz of excitement in the atmosphere’.