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Egg Farm Proposal Gets Go-Ahead

11 December 2007

UK - A scheme to build the UK's largest egg farm in the Borders has been approved by councillors. Glenrath Farms Ltd intends to build nine free range poultry houses at Blythbank near West Linton - with each shed housing about 25,000 hens.

Councillors have approved the plans for a major egg farm

Scottish Borders Council's planning committee agreed to follow official advice and approve the project.

The scheme will now be referred to the Scottish Government for a final decision due to environmental concerns.

A motion was put forward at committee to defer a decision on the plans.

However, that failed to find support and councillors gave their backing to the proposal with a wide range of conditions.

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Source: BBCnews

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