Pig-fattening unit plans deferred in Lincolnshire

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Planners have put back a decision on two controversial applications to allow around 1,960 pigs to be housed at a pig farm in Lincolnshire.

West Lindsey District Council planners discussed the proposals on Wednesday.

Councillors said they wanted clarification on how slurry would be put on the land and how vehicles would access the farm.

They want to visit the South Kelsey site near Market Rasen. The plans will now be considered on 22 September.

There are applications for two units - each for 980 pigs - which would be built on Holme Hill Farm.

Previously, Jenny Stimson, clerk of South Kelsey Parish Council, said she had concerns about the smell, and traffic generated by the pig units.

The applicant, Frank Tobin, has declined to comment on the matter.

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