Mega pig-farm could breach human rights, council warned – The Guardian

Posted February 13th, 2012 in agriculture, environmental health, human rights, news, planning by sally

“Controversial plans to build a US-style mega pig-farm in South Derbyshire close to a prison and residential housing pose serious health risks to those living and working there and could breach their legal rights to protection of their private and family life, the local council is being warned.”

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The Guardian, 10th February 2012


Sibsey poultry farm Moy Park fined for chicken smells – BBC News

Posted March 25th, 2011 in agriculture, environmental health, fines, news, pollution by sally

“A Lincolnshire poultry farm has been fined for allowing ‘nauseating’ smells to affect nearby residents.”

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BBC News, 24th March 2011


Soil Association given libel warning after objection to huge pig farm – The Guardian

Posted January 19th, 2011 in agriculture, animals, defamation, news, planning by sally

“When a charity objected to plans for a pig factory for up to 25,000 animals, they expected a fight. But now the battle looks likely to intensify after the leading London lawyers Carter-Ruck threatened libel proceedings.”

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The Guardian, 18th January 2011


Regina (TA Gwillim & Sons) v Welsh Ministers – WLR Daily

Posted October 8th, 2010 in agriculture, EC law, law reports, news by sally

Regina (TA Gwillim & Sons) v Welsh Ministers 2010] EWCA Civ 1048; [2010] WLR (D) 243

“In calculating financial support for farmers under the single payment scheme in Council Regulation (EC) No 1872/2003, a farmer could qualify as a hardship case within art 40 of that Regulation if his ‘production was adversely affected’ in the reference period 2000–2002. He could establish that his production had been adversely affected by reason of agri-environmental commitments not only where he had suffered a dip or reduction in production, but also if he could show that such commitments had prevented or restricted an increase in production.”

WLR Daily, 7th October 2010


Please note once a case has been reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Legal challenge to farmer’s green scheme in Talgarth – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2010 in agriculture, energy, judicial review, news, planning by sally

“A national park has launched a legal challenge against the Welsh Assembly Government after it said a green energy plant could be built on a farm.”

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BBC News, 8th April 2010