Staverton Nursery has applied for planning permission to build a polytunnel for the storage and sale of compost and bulk materials.
The nursery at Halland has been running a drive-in service since the Coronavirus lockdown was lifted as a way of reducing contact between customers and staff, when heavy goods are collected.
A planning statement says a simple and tubular-framed polytunnel on backland to the north west of the main building, would provide a weather-protected environment for this to continue.
The statement adds: “Compost, particularly, is frequently purchased as a single visit and the proposal would be that the customer would drive into the new polytunnel, via the existing service access route, where they would place the order, pay, and have these materials loaded by the nursery staff.
The statement says this would allow a secure ability to maintain separation distances during the Coronavirus pandemic and would also mitigate the potential hazard of trolleying bulk materials through the shop.
The polytunnel would be about 24 metres square, and 3.5 metres high to eaves.