Planning Inspector decides on Chicken Broiler

Tuesday, 25th April 2017

PLANNING permission has been granted for a broiler unit to hold over 40,000 chickens in Mancetter.

Crown Waste Management Ltd made an application to build a bird broiler unit on land at Crown Stables in Mancetter, North Warwickshire, which the Council rejected.

An appeal to the Planning Inspectorate has been successful and the developer has been given permission to build a 40,001 bird broiler unit, subject to conditions set by the inspector.

The full development will also include associated control room, feed silos, LPG tank, heat exchanger, hard standing and attenuation pond.

The building will be used to rear chickens associated with a short cycle, broiler regime which typically comprises a growth cycle of 37-38days with 7- 11 days allowed for cleaning and restocking.

A single, full time worker will be employed to visit the site twice daily during each growth cycle. This individual will be responsible for stock husbandry and the control of any pests or diseases.

Originally the permission was refused by North Warwickshire Borough Council on the basis that there would be a risk of unacceptable odour emissions that would have a detrimental impact on the occupants of a nearby residential property.

The Council expressed its disappointment at the decision and would like to thank local people, the Parish Councils and others who participated in the appeal procedure. The Hearing took place on the 15th and 16th February 2017.

There are a total of 2o conditions which have been imposed by the planning inspectorate. These include limits on the time HGV’s can access the site and the times in which the chickens can be caught.