support to East Huntspill villagers fighting chicken farm
MP Ian Liddell-Grainger has this week pledged his support to residents
in East Huntspill who are campaigning against a chicken farm's odour
a visit on Monday (July 30th), Mr Liddell-Granger met nearby residents,
an East Huntspill Parish Councillor and local business owners affected
by the long-running odour problems and other issues at Newbridge
first reported by Burnham-On-Sea.com last
week, residents living near the farm in New Road, East Huntspill,
say the pungent smells coming from the site have worsened - even
though the number of birds has been reduced by the Environment Agency
from 312,000 to 192,000.
to Burnham-On-Sea.com after the visit by the MP on Monday morning,
resident Ian Stranbury said: "I presented him with a pack of
key documents to provide context and background information; and
as a group we talked through the key issues affecting everyone."
went on to have private discussions with two local residents, both
of whom also have tourist-related businesses that are being adversely
impacted by the odour from, and visual impact of, the chicken farm."
MP told us he would arrange a meeting with the South West Director
of the Environment Agency, Nick Gupta, and his team, to discuss
what the EA is doing about the odour emissions and what more it
said he would also contact the Leader of Sedgemoor District Council,
Duncan McGinty, to discuss SDCs handling of the planning applications
relating to the site. He said he would look to hold a follow-up
meeting with us afterwards."
The MP with local residens during Monday's visit with Newbridge
Farm in the background; and the MP hearing from 4 year old Elise
Stanbury about how the bad smell from the chicken farm "stops
me from playing on my swing in the garden."