The BBC has reported that plans for a massive poultry
farm on the outskirts of a Fife town, UK, have been dismissed after a public
For almost five years now the locals have been fighting the facility in Scotland, with
approx. 12,000 objections being sent to Fife Council.
It is reported that recorder Michael Cunliffe wrote to the main residents'
group to explain to them that the appeal has been rejected.
Local campaigner Carolyn Scott: "We feel absolutely delighted. It's been a
black cloud hanging over our heads for nearly five years. It went to public
inquiry and that was gruesomeâ€¦ It's a good day for democracy."
Residents were very concerned that the proposed facility would produce an
unpleasant odour. Additionally, they cited the likelihood of heavy lorries
using a minor road which is often used by walkers and cyclists.
Councillor Andrew Arbuckle, who represented the local authority: "I think
it's the correct decision. The application would have had a detrimental effect
to the locality."
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