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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.

Llanerchydol Hall
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

Impact

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