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.

At the end of June 2018 around 7.7 million birds were housed at any one time in IPUs on nearly 200 farms, and new planning applications for IPUs are received on an almost weekly basis. At the end of January 2019 comparative figures were 8.2 million birds on just over 200 farms. Powys, together with neighbouring English counties, has one of the highest densities of IPUs in Europe.

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