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Hi All

A planning application has been made for a factory pig farm near to Ludham Bridge. Full details here.
http://planning.broads-authority.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=summary&keyVal=M8IWKCTBT0000
Some of us have concerns about this proposal because it is right next to a dyke which drains into the River Ant and there is a risk of a lot of pollution to The Broads.
Despite what it says on the website, it is still possible to object by sending an e-mail to Maria.Hammond@broadsauthority.gov.uk
It's entirely up to you if you want to make a comment for or against this. I have already sent in a comment against and another will be following now that the proposal has had an update.

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Being a 100% Norfolk lad, I would have expected a farm to be able to handle all types of livestock anyway. Farming is important to many areas, especially Norfolk, and living near farms is basically what 'living in the county' is all about.

Obviously cow/milking was unprofitable for the farm at Ludham, so I guess they need to try something else......

I grew up in Acle and market day on Thursday's used to be so busy and a great hub to the local area. However, when people found out how nice it was living in the country and moving into the area they suddenly  quickly realised what the real 'country air' smell was like!

Acle market was basically forced to closed because of complaints of 'new' neighbours, which was a sad loss & a great disappointment for many people.

Obviously I don't live next door to the farm so I guess there will be a few people against this especially if they are not local, but i don't think there is much difference between cow & pig ****!!!??? Smile

  

        

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I think you make a good point Jason. If the farm was replacing cows with pigs I would not be objecting. However, I think 2000 pigs in two massive sheds is a bit different. All the liquid waste will be pumped onto the land and it will also produce over 800 tonnes of solid waste every 20 weeks. The run off from this will join the liquid waste in the River Ant.
It was a shame about Acle Market. I used to enjoy going there.

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quote:"......
The run off from this will join the liquid waste in the River Ant
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I haven't looked into details about this as I only heard about it yesterday but would question the above as this shouldn't be allowed.

Obviously, pig farms do smell slightly worse then cow farming      tounge-in-cheek  so I guess there will be a few objections!
Especially if the '1 million' strong Caravan Club membership find out about it!! This caravan site provides LBBY with most of the hire boat business, so we wouldn't like to see any reductions of visitors  Mad

But then again i wouldn't like to see another farm close and just be used as a unofficial industrial site, so im going to sit on the fence and say c'est la vie!  Smile

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Nigel, as one who has suffered at the hands of new country folk I do worry about objecting to such things. But in this case I share your view re the slurry issue. Concentrated animal muck from any form of factory farming is to be regretted, especially if there is an possibility of it leeching into the watercourse.

If I were you I would contact the EA as soon as possible, if not sooner, after all water quality is their responsibility.

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I visited one of these, a model, training agricultural college. Ihe whole pace was premised on deprivation, a denial of the needs of the animals for space and freedom.  We had to keep the schoolchildren in our charge children quiet in case we set off these stressed animals into a mass hysteria, and the air was so ammonia charged, it was hard to breathe.  

I am not joking, my colleague became vegetarian as a result of our visit to this 'model farm'. I buy only 'Freedom' or Organic meat as a direct consequence.
They are clean sheds of misery and should no longer be allowed,  the college later revised its methods in line with more enlightened farming practice.

Yes I will be putting in an objection.


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It looks as though an accurate definition of "Wean to Finish" is needed here.


"Almost all pigs (96 per cent), including those born outdoors, are put into indoor accommodation for the growing/finishing period, although some systems also provide an outdoor run. Only 4 per cent of growing pigs will spend their entire lives outdoors in free-range conditions."


Pasted from the RSPCA website at

http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals/farm/pigs/farming




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I am a meat-eater, but I like to think the animals I eat are given the best quality of life possible before slaughter. So what's the best way to be certain I'm buying meat from the 4%? Food labelling in this country is a complete farce, we just can't make an informed choice at the point of sale, even when we want to.

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Ray, take a look at:

http://www.freerangepork.co.uk/

Bootiful!

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I am reliably informed that 'Freedom' is the only standard directly related to animal welfare.

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