Powderham Estate pig farm proposal withdrawn

Pigs on farm
Image caption Residents had been concerned about noise, smells and traffic levels

Plans for a pig farm with up to 8,000 animals in east Devon have been scrapped.

The farm had been proposed on land beside the Exe Estuary owned by JMW Farms and the the Earl of Devon's Powderham Estate.

People living nearby said they were worried about noise, smells and the extra traffic if the scheme went ahead.

The estate said the plans had been shelved after it looked into concerns which were raised.

It said it "valued its relationship with the local community and the views of parish councils and residents were taken into account when arriving at this decision".

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