The controversial development has received so far: over 550 local objections to the Shropshire Council Planning Portal, and online petitions of over 55,000 signatures, including concerns and objections raised by the Norton-In-Hales Parish Council, The Loggerheads Parish Council, Chair of the British Association for Free Range Eggs, The Council for the Protection of Rural England (CPRE) Shropshire, CPRE Staffordshire, The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), The Shropshire Wildlife Trust, Staffordshire Mammal Group, The Shropshire Badger Group, The Shropshire Barn Owl Group, The UK Wild Otter Trust, The Otter Advisory Board, The Staffordshire Wildlife Trust, Shropshire Wildlife Photography Hides and the Betton and Norton Wildlife Group, amongst others.
It has been confirmed by the Planning Officer at Shropshire Council that we will need to re-submit our objections.
PUBLIC MEETING – For those who support the Betton and Norton Action Group
Thursday 28th March 2019 at 7pm at the Jubilee Hall, Norton-In-Hales.
The purpose of this meeting is to explain the implications of the recently re-submitted proposal for an intensive poultry unit in Betton/Norton-In-Hales and the key points to include in your next objection.
It is also your chance to have any questions answered.
The meeting is open to supporters of the Betton and Norton Action Group.
There will be drinks available
We are very sorry to announce that a revised planning application for an egg production facility has been lodged with The Shropshire Planning Department.
Despite all the compelling arguments placed by so many objectors, the applicants are determined to proceed with this devastating and ill conceived project that will cause our countryside and wildlife irreparable harm.
Time and time again the applicants have been urged to engage with the local community, none expressed more succinctly than the planning officer himself in his Pre-Application letter which can be seen on the Shropshire Planning Portal. Every opportunity has been made available for the Applicant to address the village, every letter written from concerned neighbours and residents of the village remains unanswered. Instead they prefer silence.
Sadly, we have been expecting this to happen. BAN Action Group has not been idle during this very pleasant lull in proceedings since Christmas.
The BAN committee remain resolute in challenging this application, our legal team are on standby, our professional advisors are monitoring the situation with forensic detail.
We have no doubt that with your continued help and support this abomination of a planning application will thrown out again.
We will update you in the next few days with further information.
From THE BAN ACTION GROUP