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Planning consent has been gained by Acorus’ team based in Bury St Edmunds for a new poultry unit in south Norfolk.

The proposal was to replace existing pig rearing buildings with three new poultry buildings. Each of the new buildings measures approximately 24.25 metres x 91.9 metres, and each housing 46,000 broiler chickens; therefore a substantial unit adding to an existing poultry unit on the site.

The development was of a scale that meant it required a full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), which assesses various potential impacts, such as odour, noise, ecology and any landscape impact.

Acorus were able to offer advice at the initial stages of the likely suitability of the site and how best to approach the scheme, subsequently putting together and submitting the EIA as part of the planning application.

It was deemed that there was no adverse impact from the development and the application was granted. A parallel application was also submitted for a manger’s dwelling to supervise the unit, this was also granted permission.