Mega pig farm stuck in the mud

Thursday, 10 August 2017

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A CONCERNED community group opposing the building of a super pig farm in Limavady are urging locals to have their voices heard at two public meetings this week.
Residents in the surrounding Roe Valley area have organised two information evenings to educate people on the impact a proposed super-sized pig farm would have in the area.
All locals are invited to attend meetings on Wednesday (August 9) at 8pm in the Drummond Hotel Ballykelly, and on Thursday (August 10) at 8pm in the Vale Centre Greysteel, to raise awareness of any environmental impact from the proposed pig farm.
Over 3000 letters of objection and five petitions have been submitted to Causeway Coast and Glens Council opposing the proposed large scale pig farm in Limavady, which would become the biggest in the UK.
The council have revealed over 14,000 signatures of objection have been submitted to them regarding a planning application for four pig breeding units housing over 2700 animals.
It is believed the proposed farm would house 2,727 sows, which would produce over 80,000 pigs per year, and over 20,000 tonnes of slurry would be spread across land in the surrounding area resulting from the pigs.
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