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Industrial Development Objection Raised on Pig Farm

by 5m Editor
4 November 2011, at 8:39am

UK - One of the major objections raised by South Derbyshire District Council's Planning Committee to the 2,500 breeding sow pig farms at Foston this week is that they consider it to be an agricultural industrial development in the open countryside.

The planning committee decided to delegate the precise statement of the Council's reasons for objection to the Council's Head of Community and Planning Services in consultation with the Vice Chairman of the Planning Committee.

This is currently being drafted and will be sent to Derbyshire County Council, which will ultimately determine the application, in the near future.

South Derbyshire District Council's Planning Committee unanimously voted in favour of raising an objection in principle to proposals for the erection of the rearing unit and other buildings in Foston.

Members of the planning committee also raised concerns about traffic, noise, smell and potential health risks.

The full planning application is expected to be heard by Derbyshire County Council in the New Year. If the application fails at this hurdle, the proposers of the scheme, Midland Pig Producers, then have the option to appeal to the Secretary of State.

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