Milk Processing Specialists in Rural Planning & Design WEB by APK Services: Site evaluation Co-ordination of specialist consultants Consultations with Local Planning Authority and statutory consultees Access negotiations Design of new buildings Preparation of Planning, Design & Access Statements Planning applications Project and construction management Haston Reynolds was introduced to Tomlinson's Dairies Ltd by Kite Consulting, one of the UK's leading farming consultancy businesses with whom we have worked on many previous occasions. Kite asked us to work with Tomlinson's Dairies to develop plans for a new milk processing facility which would help to relocate milk and cream production from a small building on their farm near Wrexham, to a new and larger bespoke facility located nearby on a greenfield site. Whilst the site was located adjacent to an industrial estate, it straddled the development boundary and was partially located in open countryside.  Haston Reynolds used its planning expertise to obtain planning permission despite a myriad of problems associated with restrictive planning policies, access, off-site drainage infrastructure and flooding, local opposition and some sceptical Councillors. Working closely with the client, Haston Reynolds designed and developed a bespoke building with processing equipment housed on two floor levels, in order to fully utilise the site area available. Haston Reynolds subsequently undertook the roles of designer, quantity surveyor, project manager and contract administrator for the construction phase which was valued at £3.8 million. A large workshop facility was also designed and constructed on the site to maintain the fleet of dairy delivery vehicles. The development has achieved a BREEAM rating of Very Good and was one of the largest grant aided construction projects in Wales at the time of construction. Tomlinson’s Dairy - New Facilities.