POWYS POULTRY FARM 90,000 BROILER EXTENSION APPROVED
During the meeting Agent Ian Pick stated to the committee that the ‘phase 1’ application (August 2018) had been 100% compliant with NRW rules at the time of submission, which were PC’s of ammonia up to 20%. The ammonia report for that development (AS Data & Modelling Ltd – November 2015) stated: ” The modelling predicts that process contributions…would exceed the levels of insignificance for permitting purposes over the area of ancient woodland to the north of the site…and over parts of the River Wye SAC.”
Fish Legal appeals High Court decision for the sake of The River Wye
Fish Legal has asked the Court of Appeal to look again at the Cardiff High Court decision to refuse to look at the planning decision by Powys County Council to grant permission for an expansion to a poultry unit in the River Wye catchment. Fish Legal is now going to the Court of Appeal for permission to proceed with the Judicial Review.
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Facts & Figures
human : 132,000
The Campaign for the Protection of Rural Wales (CPRW) estimates Powys has 10 million chickens on 200 farms. With 139 applications for poultry units approved in Powys since 2015, it means there are 75 times more chickens than people in the county.
…in the NEWS
Chicken farm giant linked to River Wye decline was sued over water blight in US – The Guardian September 2022
Pollution fears over expanded Powys chicken farm plans – The County Times January 2022
Factory farms of disease: how industrial chicken production is breeding the next pandemic – The Guardian Oct 2021
Poultry and pollution: What’s killing the River Wye? – ITV News central Oct 2021
River Wye pollution: Campaigners call on poultry firms to act – BBC News Sept 2021
Britain’s rivers are suffocating to death – The Guardian July 2021
Intensive Poultry Units in planning as of December 2021….
Applications in process 2022
last updated 1st February 2022
Total number of chickens under consideration
Food for thought….
The Guardian December 2021
“We can’t be the tiny country that feeds the world if we shit ourselves,” said MP Tjeerd de Groot, from the Democrats 66 party
The UK is reportedly on track to miss its own 2020 ammonia emissions reductions target by 20% and is likely to face legal challenges from environmental health campaigners.