Huge Egg Farm For 32,000 Hens Set For Approval In York, Despite More Than 1,000 Objections




By Ed Mezzetti in The Press.


A Controversial £1.2 million egg-production unit near York has been recommended for planning permission.

The scheme for a laying building for 32,000 hens in Wheldrake should be approved by City of York Council, according to a planning officer’s report.

Members of the council’s planning committee will vote on the application for land west of Hagg Wood Farm, Broad Highway next Thursday (April 21).

The plan was described as a “legalised form of battery farming” on an online petition signed by more than 1,600 people.


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