23rd Jan, 2017

Council approve plans to build third turkey farm

Leamington Editorial 5th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

WOODLAND Farm is set to have a third turkey barn built, despite opposition from the neighbouring Guide Dogs Breeding Centre.

The farm off Banbury Road is used for agricultural purposes along with the rearing of game birds and turkeys.

And Warwick District Council has recently approved plans to build a third turkey barn, which will hold up to 1,500 additional birds at any one time.

Guide Dogs had opposed the plans, saying the new barn would back onto their puppy pens and potentially cause an increase in flies due to the odour from the birds.

But council officers say the additional barn is unlikely to cause a significant rise in smell and the dogs should not be at risk.

Councillors who approved the plans have asked for trees to be planted to screen the building – which will hold the barn-reared turkeys – from the road.