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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


It Could Affect Us All

Due to the huge scale and size of the planned intensive poultry units the impact might be felt by all of us in the community and surrounding areas. The Environment Agency categorises intensive livestock units as industrial installations and the planning system recognises their huge potential impacts on the environment. An intensive poultry development to More

Object Now

Anyone Can Object

Click Here to Object Each individual member of a household or business may submit an objection and this is strongly recommended. Obviously, the more objections the council receives the bigger the consideration for the case officer and planning committee. We also encourage you to share this information with your friends, family and colleagues who are More


Planning Application Submitted for 7,200sq.ft Industrial Operation – Frochas Farm, Welshpool

A formal planning application from Mr. John T Owen, Frochas Farm, and Roger Parry & Partners has been submitted to Planning Services at Powys County Council for a three shed, 7,200sq ft intensive poultry unit (IPU), plus silos and other works, which will produce over one million broiler chickens for meat, per year. The application is More

Useful Contacts

Useful Contacts

When contacting the council please always use the Case reference number: 19/0938/FUL   Welshpool Council: Robert Robertson Town Clerk Tel: 01938 553142 Email: town.clerk@welshpooltowncouncil.gov.uk Graham Breeze Welshpool Llanerchyddol Councillor Mobile:  07976927796 Email:  cllr.graham.breeze@powys.gov.uk Powys Council: Tamsin Law Case Ref 19/0938/FUL Planning Services Powys County Hall Spa Road East Llandrindod Wells Powys, LD1 5LG Telephone number: 01597 827 161 Email: More