A planning application made by DDS Brady Farms Ltd has been refused by Longford County Council.
The application was for the construction of a pig house with slatted floor and slurry tank underneath; an extension with slatted floor and tank underneath to an existing pig house, to include all ancillary site works and augmentation of one of the conditions attached to permission previously granted.
The purpose of the development, which was to be located at Ballyglassin, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford was to provide extra space for pigs arising from improvement in breeding efficiency and market demand for heavier and older bacon pigs.
According to the application; “The pigs are reared in an installation ‘for the intensive rearing of… pigs with more than… (c) 3,000 places for production pigs (over 30 kilograms) or (d) 900 places for sows’.”
The application relates to a development which is for the purposes of an activity requiring an integrated pollution prevention and control (now industrial emissions) licence granted by the Environmental Protection Agency.
An Environmental Impact Statement requested by the Planning Authority has been prepared and so significant further information in relation to the application is furnished to the Planning Authority.