The second application for two broiler units at Chances Pitch has been submitted by the Houlbrooke family.
Opponents to the application are convinced that the proposed site will increase traffic problems both at the Chances Pitch Colwall turning and in Ledbury itself as eight nights a year 44 tonne HGVs will pass through Ledbury from 3am carrying thousands of chickens.
The unpleasant stench of chicken manure that already fouls the Ledbury air periodically, will increase by a factor of eight as chicken waste is sprayed as manure onto local fields. There is also a chance that prevailing winds will bring the stench more often to Ledbury alongside the chance of bio-aerosols carrying bacteria.
As well as making living locally more unpleasant opponents to the site believe it will negatively affect tourism to the area.
The Houlbrooke's counter these arguments saying that their research reveals that in Tetbury, where a large poultry farm is sited near the Caldcot Hotel, both facilities work together in a complimentary way.
They also state that the height of the sheds has been lowered and their roof colour changed to dark grey. Landscaping has also been revised in accordance to recommendations from English Heritage.
If you wish to support or object to this planning application, P151966/F contact
by 14th August, 2015.
There will be a public meeting about this application on Thursday 6th August at Colwall Village Hall from 7.30pm.