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Updates

Welshpool Town Hall Meeting Update

We’ve now had confirmation from Welshpool Town Council about the format of the Town Hall Meeting scheduled for July 24, 2019, at 6pm specifically called for the Frochas Farm IPU planning application.   This meeting will be a very important meeting and the council encourages everyone to attend.

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.

Location & Maps

An Unsuitable Location

The industrial operation and IPU at Frochas Farm will be close to local businesses, tourist attractions and many residents surrounding Welshpool. Dingle Nurseries & Gardens objected in the pre-consultation stage stating the plan could have a disastrous impact on its business. In addition to this, there are over 30 residential properties located within less than 500m More