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CLA East: Suffolk Branch AGM and Summer Visit

This event is not bookable online. To book please contact alexandra.stone@cla.org.uk or call 01638 590429

Bentwaters Parks is a family owned business on the site of an ex USAF base in Rendlesham, Suffolk. Since 2001 the Kemball family have been developing the 1000 acre site which comprises a variety of buildings ranging from 40,000 sq ft warehouses to small office units. The main tarmac runway is still operational for flying and within the airfield are woodlands and open grassland.

The challenge to find appropriate uses for the unique military style buildings has resulted in a diverse mix of uses, housing everything from fine wines, fireworks, vintage and performance cars to locally grown potatoes and onions.

Agricultural uses play a major part in the commercial operations along with soil and aggregate recycling, woodchip for biomass heating and an onsite anaerobic digestion plant using feed stock from surrounding farms to produce green electricity and an organic fertiliser which is put back on to the land.

More recently Bentwaters has been used as a TV and film location. Recent developments within the TV and Film industry have led to an increasing demand for studio space, especially outside the M25. Bentwaters Parks has secured planning permission for a large sound stage facility which will attract larger productions and create a huge boost to the creative industries within the county       

To book please contact alexandra.stone@cla.org.uk or call 01638 590429

9.30am                 Arrive at Wantisden Valley for registration and refreshments

10am                     Suffolk AGM

10.40am               Welcome from Bill Kemball

11am                     Tour of Bentwaters Park on coaches, to include the aircraft hangars and museum

1.30pm                  Return to Wantisden Valley for two course lunch with wine

2.15pm                  Depart


 

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Event Details

Tuesday 30 April 2019
9:30AM - 2:30PM
Wantisden Valley, Wantisden Valley, IP12 3PQ

27.50 + VAT CLA Member 


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For additional information or to book please email alexandra.stone@cla.org.uk or call 
01638 590429.