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15/10/2021

Appeal: Poultry facility’s odour would disrupt research centre

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Plans for a poultry facility with a capacity for 141,000 birds have been blocked after an inspector decided that a nearby scientific research centre was not an industrial use and therefore had a higher sensitivity to odour.

LOCATIONThorndonAUTHORITYMid Suffolk District CouncilINSPECTORGraham WyattPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONDismissedREFERENCEAPP/W3520/W/21/3266498The appellant sought permission to build three poultry houses – with capacity for around 141,000 birds – at a farm in the Suffolk countryside. However, the site was around 170 metres away from a scientific research centre that employs 300 people.........
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