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Egg Farm Fined over Flies

by 5m Editor
11 July 2008, at 12:20pm

UK - Lloyds Animal Feeds has been fined after admitting failure to comply with an abatement order.

Campaigners have secured an important victory over a poultry farm near Stoke Heath, who they blame for a plague of flies in the village, reports Market Drayton Advertiser.

Lloyds Animal Feeds, which is based in Oswestry, was fined £7,000 and ordered to pay more than £10,000 costs after admitting failure to comply with a district council abatement order.

Complaints began in 2005 and were investigated by environmental health officers. As a result, North Shropshire District Council served the abatement order in August 2006 on Lloyds, which has an egg production plant in Stoke Heath.

Further complaints were received from local residents in April last year, and legal action was launched following another investigation.

View the Market Drayton Advertiser story by clicking here.

5m Editor