Shropshire plans 150,000 bird chicken farm scheme

17-04-2012 | | |
Shropshire plans 150,000 bird chicken farm scheme

Plans have been unveiled to build giant poultry units in a small village in Shropshire, England to house nearly 150,000 chickens, the Shropshire Star reports.


The proposals for three poultry rearing sheds at Foxholes Farm Buildings in Little Ness, between Oswestry and Shrewsbury, have been submitted to Shropshire Council.

The planning application also includes two control rooms, feed bins, an office/store building, a water tower, and road improvement works. A statement on behalf of the applicants says the poultry units will have three sheds measuring 114.58m by 24.384m which would provide housing for a maximum of 148,296 chickens.

The site proposed is north of Little Ness next to a farmyard surrounded by agricultural land used for arable production.

Planning permission woes

Last July plans to build five poultry units housing almost 250,000 chickens in the same area were thrown out by a Government inspector. Gyllian Grindey, from the Planning Inspectorate, was called in to make a decision at an appeal after plans were rejected by Shropshire Council. Ms Grindey rejected the appeal citing a number of objections to the site, including concerns over traffic, the effect on residents and the impact of the units on the countryside.

Source: Shropshire Star

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