UK Company, Midland Pig Producers (MPP) is applying to build an indoor pig factory farm on a green field site near the village
of Foston, Derbyshire (
Application CW9/0311/174 http://www.derbyshire.gov.uk/environment/planning/planning_applications/current_applications/app-details.asp?AppCode=CW9/0311/174&AppType=2
). If the plans are approved it would be one of the largest factory farms in the UK, containing 2,500 mother pigs (sows) and around 25,000 growing pigs, with 1,000 going for slaughter each week.
The local MP, Heather Wheeler and The Environment Agency, Friends of the Earth, the Soil Association and over 7500 others have already lodged objections. The earliest date for the County Council decision is July 11th so please make your voice heard by responding to the planning application ASAP:
TAKE ACTION http://www.pigbusiness.co.uk/pig-business-events/foston-june-2011/#object