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WORK on infrastructure to support the planned food park on the outskirts of Haverfordwest is reaching its next stage with a decision on contractors due soon.

Pembrokeshire County Council cabinet member for  economy, tourism, leisure and culture Cllr Paul Miller has been asked to approved a delegated decision to allow a contractor to be appointed by the director of community services.

Once awarded work is planned to start in the New Year.

Tenders were sought under the South West Wales Regional Civil Engineering Contractors Framework but the estimated value of the procurements and the contractors involved have not been published, as they are consider to be exempt information.

The proposal was approved in September 2018 and the latest decision, when approved, will allow the infrastructure works which will “directly aid the future delivery of the Food Park which will achieve a long held strategic objective of the Council, one that will be enhanced through collaboration with Welsh Government and the private sector,” states the member report.

It will specialise in providing storage, incubation and preparation facilities and will be bolstered by a food emporium planned for the town centre.

The member report adds that the submission deadline is December 12 and following assessment the contract will be awarded on December 20.

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