Hen house plans take flight

Ballymena Town Hall and The Braid. (Editorial image).
Ballymena Town Hall and The Braid. (Editorial image).

Four separate poultry unit proposals have been approved by Mid & East Antrim Council’s Planning Committee.

Members have agreed recommendations by planners to approve the following four proposals by separate applicants, subject to attached conditions. They were: An application by J.A & T.A. McKendry for a free range laying unit for 8000 birds at a site 70m West of 22 Carclinty Road.

A proposal by Mr & Mrs P. Gardiner for a free range laying unit for 16,000 hens on a site approx. 186m SE of 81 Drumagrove Road, Clough, with new access on to Drumagrove Road, concrete apron and meal silos with associated landscaping.

A proposal by L McMaster for a free range poultry unit for up to 16,000 hens, new access on to Roughan Road, a concrete apron and meal silos with improved access arrangements on a site approximately 130m SE of 20 Roughan Road, Broughshane.

And, an application by J. McIlrath for a free range poultry unit for 16,000 hens at a site 90m SE of 35 Fenagh Road, Cullybackey, to include a concrete apron and meal silos plus improved access.