Intensive Poultry Units

IPUs Flood Powys and Mid-Wales

The CPRW along with other governmental organisations and groups such as; Radnorshire Wildlife Trust, Plantlife, the Woodland Trust, Countryside Restoration Trust, Campaign for the Protection of Welsh Fisheries, the Angling Trust/Fish Legal are seriously concerned about the rapid expansion and over development of IPUs across Powys.

Intensive Poultry Units

What are IPUs?

IPUs (intensive poultry units) are giant scale industrial size steel sheds, typically around 100 metres long by 20 metres wide, with accompanying hard standing, silos and supporting infrastructure, and because of this are usually hard to blend into the countryside. The environment agency categorises intensive livestock units as industrial installations and this includes IPUs.

Press Coverage

County Times: Council “strongly objects” to chicken farm

Shropshire Star - Concerns over Welshpool chicken farm

Shropshire Star: Concerns over Welshpool chicken farm

MyWelshpool: Town Council ‘strongly objects’ to Frochas plan

County Times - Welshpool Council strongly objects to chicken factory

County Times: Welshpool Council strongly objects to chicken factory

MyWelshpool: Town Council Planners to Meet


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  • Open Letter to the UK Government, National Assembly for Wales, Public Health Wales, DEFRA, NHS, bodies and officials, councils and the media. Are intensive poultry units (IPUs) the next public health scandal and how long can the government and councils underestimate the threat of ammonia from IPUs as it becomes the next silent killer?

  • CADW have submitted a formal objection on the Powys County Council planning website. Their assessment surmised that they have significant concerns about the likely adverse impact on Llanerchydol Park and Garden. They also stated that the application (from Roger Parry & Partners) is inadequately documented and that they should submit additional information.

  • This video shows the location and proximity of the Frochas Farm IPU to Llanerchydol Hall (Grade II* Listed) and its historic Repton Park and Gardens and Glyndwr’s Way.

  • The Welsh Historic Gardens Trust (WHGT) has formally submitted a letter of objection to the Frochas Farm IPU citing the potential impact of the IPU on Llanerchydol Hall, Grade II* Listed property and its historic gardens and parkland.

  • The Montgomery Wildlife Trust (MWT) has formally objected to the proposed intensive poultry unit at Frochas Farm.