Following on from Nocton Dairies withdrawal of their application for a 3,770 cow unit in Lincolnshire, another farmer has submitted separate plans for a huge dairy in Powys, Wales.
If planning permission is granted, 1,000 cows will be kept indoors at a dairy unit at Lower Leighton Farm near Welshpool. This dairy would be the first of its kind in Wales.
“Not only is this application bad news for the local villagers in Leighton but its bad news for cows. If this application is approved cows will be housed indoors most of their lives, might never eat a blade of grass or roam in fields.” Simon Pope, WSPA Head of External Affairs.
Powys County Council has already had around 2,000 emails and hundreds of letters of objection to the farm expansion, and from charities including the National Trust and CIWF.
Concerned villagers have stepped up their protest against the plans by setting up a group – Campaign Against Leighton Farm expansion (CALFe). They have written a simplified objection letter for anyone to use and this can be downloaded here and sent to Powys County Council.
The closing date for objections is this Thursday 14th April. Members of the public can object to the planning application online via Powys County Council: http://planning.powys.gov.uk/portal/servlets/ApplicationSearchServlet?PKID=85572
Please read here for facts and information to help you submit an objection: http://notinmycuppa.com/category/thefacts
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ACTIONS TO TAKE NOW!
Spread the word.Download WSPA case against Mega Dairies.
- Tell your friends, family and colleagues to join "Not in my cuppa".