Your community representatives are: Tony Bryan (Parish Council), Simon Parsons (Haunton), Sue & Nigel Wadham (Chickscape).
At the recent meeting with Applied (the company running the chicken sheds) all of the concerns reported to date and the actions taken were reviewed including:
· Nuisance from light shining (August 2015) – Source found to be one specific security light on Shed 6 which has now been changed.
· Alarm sounding during the night (Oct 2015) – related to biomass heating system and the audible alarm sounding. The alarm system has now been changed and there has been no further issue with noise during the night.
· Noise from feed delivery (using green trailer). Applied have purchased a new trailer replacing the noisier green one.
· Odour issues – some of which were related to odour unconnected with the site activity (muckspreading in nearby fields). Applied are currently trialling a different type of bedding material that claims to reduce odour and are also looking at the use of ionisation bulbs which lay the dust. These have been introduced in Holland.
In addition there was discussion regarding a number of general issues unconnected with the site, for example mud on the road, traffic and noise from AD plant traffic.
The next meeting will be held in March 2016.
The telephone number for reporting concerns to Applied is 01246 569066
A Facebook page is now up and running – individuals can search for the page on facebook and request to join or visit the group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/997696126918937/