September 25, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

THE number of egg laying hens at a farm near Cefn Coch is set to increase by 50 per cent.

Mr S Isaac has been given planning consent to add a building which will house an extra 6,000 free range chickens on the farm west of Nant Gwyllt around 1.5 miles from the village of Cefn Coch.

He was given planning permission to build a free-range poultry unit for 12,000 hens back in July 2018.

The new building will be 44.5 metres long, 21.5metres wide and have a maximum height of 6.1 metres, this would give a floor area of 957 square metres and be built north of the existing units.

Concerns had been raised by Welsh Government environment body, Natural Resources Wales (NRW) about the extra chicken manure as well as worries over the drainage.

Powys County Council (PCC) planning officer, Luke Jones, said: “Following the submission of amended drainage plans they (NRW) have raised no objection to the proposed means of surface and dirty water disposal.

“NRW advised the use of planning controls to ensu