We are currently fighting an application for eight massive broiler units close to our village Bleasby Moor Market Rasen Lincolnshire.
There are currently several obsolete layers units on the site which will make way for the broiler units which will house 312,000 chickens.
Many will know that broiler units are completely and totally different from layers with wholly new operating methods on a 40 day cycle.
All this will happen within 150 metres of our village.
We are very concerned about the levels of disturbance and disruption this development will have.
The noise of the roof fans(72 in number), the noise of the feed tankers filling the hoppers(24 in number), the noise of 145 HGV movements in the 40 day cycle(many during the early hours), Visual aspects of such a huge unit, and the virtual constant use of our very poor condition local roads.
Many of my neighbours are very worried about the health aspects from pollution and effluent discharged from the chimneys and roof fans.
Is there anyone who has experience of fighting an application like this, or anyone living close to a poultry unit and suffering problems?
Thank you in advance.
Andrew White, Press and Media spokesman for BMAD
Bleasby Moor Against Development.