Work will start soon to build new farm buildings at Hatchett replacing the redundant barns at Hoe Farm. The new buildings will be more centrally located within the land farmed by Richard and Jay Godwin and more easily supervised.

The new buildings represent a step change in design and capacity as well as exceeding all the environmental standards.

While the farm has lost about thirty acres to development at Mountbatten Park, this new set of buildings will compensate by being much more efficient. They will complement the recently built lambing sheds over at Thatched Cottage. The new buildings at Hatchett are likely to come forward in phases. The silage barn and cattle buildings first followed at a later date by the Hay Barn.

Richard Godwin said “although this huge improvement in facilities has been a long time coming it will make a big difference to our ability to farm the land and continue to do so in our traditional way.”

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