Large scale poultry farming is opposed by residents in UK
18 July 2018
Cinders Farm, a large scale poultry farm in Ruabon, UK, recently submitted a planning application for four large chicken sheds to Wrexham Council's planning committee. The rearing houses, measuring 110 metres long and 25 metres wide, would be designed for up to 225,000 birds, reared for meat production. However, local residents have started a campaign calling for the proposal to be rejected because of concerns over the visual impact on the surrounding countryside, welfare of the chickens, as well as the impact on the road network. The owners of the farm stated that the proposed expansion of the existing farm is necessary to remain competitive and to serve the rising demand for poultry meat in this area.