Farmer defends his 2,000 pig farm plan - despite 7,500 objections
The farmer behind controversial plans for a pig farm for up to 2,000 animals has defended his development after thousands of objections.
More than 7,500 people objected to the site at Upton near Gainsborough – with concerns raised about the smell, pollution of waterways and the rights of the animals.
Animal rights campaigners got behind a bid to oppose the scheme, but it has been approved by West Lindsey District Council planners.
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The farmer says his scheme is not large in scale – and has been carefully thought out. Tim Elwess said:... read more
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