New chicken factory plan thrown out

UK - Controversial plans to build a poultry farm in Eye were rejected by town councillors on Wednesday. Applicant Godfrey Ford Ltd wants to build the 100m-long free range chicken shed and feed bin on land off Dragon Hill on the B1117.
calendar icon 20 October 2006
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Town councillors rejected the plans in April and despite alterations, they again recommended the plans for refusal.

David Chapman, a member of the planning working party, said: "Although we agree we have an improved application, we still believe there will be a large visual impact on the town and traffic problems."

Residents living near the site also spoke out against the development.

One resident, who lives 120m from the proposed site, said: "I am very concerned about living so close to a development housing 16,000 chickens. There will be a serious impact on myself and my family because of the flies and the smells."

Source: Diss Express

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