Docking parish council to hold fresh meeting on poultry farm bid

Map showing the site of the proposed new Whin Close poultry farm near Sedgeford
Map showing the site of the proposed new Whin Close poultry farm near Sedgeford

Residents of a village close to the site of a controversial poultry farm proposal will have the chance to have their say on it at a special meeting next week.

Earlier this month, Docking parish council backed the proposed development of the old Whin Close site at nearby Sedgeford.

But opponents were angered as the meeting where that decision was taken was held on the same night that the Sedgeford council was also consdering the plan.

Now, officials have announced that an extra meeting will be held next Monday, January 25, at 7pm in the Ripper hall to discuss the scheme.

Parish clerk John Ward said the meeting had been called in order to “listen to the public views on the poultry unit.”

Meanwhile, Sedgeford’s parish council is due to make a decision on whether to support or oppose the scheme at its regular monthly meeting tomorrow.

The meeting in the village hall will start earlier than normal at 6.30pm.