Duck rearing unit plan withdrawn

Plans for a duck-rearing unit at Great Moulton that were due to be considered on Tuesday have been withdrawn by the applicant. Planning officers at South Norfolk Council had advised refusal of consent because they said insufficient information had been provided about on-site incineration of dead birds, the management of smells and dust and other issues.

Plans for a duck-rearing unit at Great Moulton that were due to be considered on Tuesday have been withdrawn by the applicant.

Planning officers at South Norfolk Council had advised refusal of consent because they said insufficient information had been provided about on-site incineration of dead birds, the management of smells and dust and other issues. They also claimed the scheme went contrary to local planning policy.

Applicant Moulton Poultry had been looking to build a unit to accommodate 13,000 ducks at Broadgate Lodge Farm. Existing poultry houses are situated west of the site and rear 22,000 ducks.