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Holt business seeks move within town

PUBLISHED: 14:14 10 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:17 13 July 2010

A timber building maker producing potting sheds and village halls is looking to relocate in its north Norfolk home town.

Thaxters Custom Made Buildings is looking for more space before its lease runs out on a site off Holt bypass.

A timber building maker producing potting sheds and village halls is looking to relocate in its north Norfolk home town.

Thaxters Custom Made Buildings is looking for more space before its lease runs out on a site off Holt bypass.

The business was bought from the neighbouring builders merchants of the same name three years ago by Trevor Rolph.

It employs 16 people producing a range of buildings from garden sheds and conservatories to house extensions and workshops for customers from all over the country.

In north Norfolk, a new village hall at Swanton Novers and a nature reserve visitor centre for the Hawk and Owl Trust at Sculthorpe were also made by the company.

Managing director Mr Rolph said there were two years of a five-year lease left, and the site was earmarked in the longer term for possible housing - so the business was looking for another site, which would also give them more space.

They have lodged plans for a disused poultry farm on the Cley Road in Holt. It includes a workshop, and display areas on the site, where in recent years there were attempts to run an extra edge-of-town car park to ease Holt's parking problems, but it was not well used.

Mr Rolph said it was hoped to get a decision from North Norfolk District Council planners in January. There are no plans to relocate Thaxters builders merchants which has been on the current site for 40 years.


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