Has been set up by concerned villagers and parents to fight the proposals to build a mega-dairy for over 1000 cows at Lower Leighton Farm, next to the local primary school. A super dairy of this size and scale, placed in a small village right next to a school, is unprecedented in the UK. It is clear that it will have a very detrimental effect on the landscape, environment and the local community. CALFe believe the mega-dairy could threaten to close the school and village hall, swamp the village and put children’s and villagers’ health at risk. CALFe represents the overwhelming majority of Leighton villagers who are against the expansion.
It is too big and too near!
CALFe is not an anti-farming lobby, we fully support Welsh dairy farmers in their desire to competitively produce milk. However, this is not a normal dairy farm, it is a mega-dairy, it is nine times bigger than the UK average. The farmer concerned has our full support to modernise his existing facilities but the scale proposed is totally inappropriate. This mega-dairy is a large-scale industrial-agricultural development.
Leighton, Welshpool, Wales
Is a small village on the Mid-Wales border, within the county of Powys. There are many Victorian listed buildings within the Village. Offas Dyke is close by and Powis Castle is on the opposite side of the valley, overlooking the proposed farm site.
For reference the planning application number is P/2010/0836, extension of Lower Leighton Farm, Leighton, Welshpool.
Lower Leighton farm planning application
To read the full planning application (there are many documents) please visit here.