Lily Farm Vineyard in Budleigh Salterton could be able to expand their vineyard if plans are approved by East Devon District Council.

Document 24/0640/FUL involves building 'manager's accommodation' and extending their vineyard to be able to make more wine.

The farm at Dalditch Lane was run by Alan and Faye since 2004. The couple have now retired and handed the business down to son William, who has taken over running the vineyard full time. He has plans to expand the business. 

Lily Farm has currently 2,000 vines, producing on average 5,000 bottles of wine each year. The vineyard has one of the highest yields of any UK vineyard and produces some of the best wines, with our Bacchus 2021 one of just two gold medals for 2021 vintages at the WineGB awards.

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Applicant William says: "The vineyard has been run by my parents Alan and Faye for the last 20 years. My parents are both now in their seventies, and unable to continue running the business as they have done for the last two decades.

"Our plans for the site include: grow and make our single vineyard wine at Lily Farm Vineyard, make the business and its buildings carbon neutral and increase sales and offer employment."

Planning was sought in 2017 to expand the vineyard, which was turned down. 

The application has now been submitted to East Devon District Council. 

It will be reviewed by officers before being approved or refused at their next monthly planning meeting.

See the full application on the EDDC website.