Artemis’ purpose in purchasing Crouchlands is to bring forward plans for the long term development and operation of rurally-orientated and environmentally sustainable business enterprises which will improve the use of the site and provide sound employment opportunities.

Artemis’ proposals are focused on a wide-ranging rural diversification and regeneration of Crouchlands Farm, including high welfare, low impact and low intensity farming and premium food production, mixed use rural diversification development such as hydroponics, rural food and retail opportunities and the development of a range of leisure and tourism uses.

At the centre of this strategy is the link between agricultural uses and a variety of employment space, retail units, offices and artisanal workshops, and affordable accommodation, breaking down the barriers to entry into rural employment and accommodation for younger people.