Chicken farm will go ahead despite protest
In spite of concerns raised by residents and parish
councillors, plans for a free-range chicken farm in Mentmore have been
The development control committee of Aylesbury Vale District Council have
approved plans for the proposed site, set over 12.3 hectares in Mentmore,
Buckinghamshire, England, which will have the capacity to house 12,000
Councillors were in support of the plans, as the chicken farm will
encourage agricultural activity. However, Mentmore Parish Council and residents
have raised concerns regarding flooding, increased traffic and potential odours
that might result from the livestock.
In defending the site, Bucks County Highways said that recent drainage work
carried out to the area had been successful in reducing the water logging. In
terms of traffic, suggested diversions to the site were not agreed upon, but
according to a planning consultant for the application, Ian Pick, there would
only be an average increase of 2.4 lorries per week.
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