Tattershall biomass powered chicken farm proposal goes to planners
Plans for a chicken rearing facility using biomass boilers to heat poultry units are being considered by planners.
Proposals for three buildings, which would house day-old chicks until they reached 19 weeks of age are under consultation.
However, if approved the plans will also include a wood chip biomass boiler unit.
It would be used as a sustainable heating source to keep the buildings housing the growing chickens warm.
Each building would have around 13,300 rearing
pullets, and if approved would be built at a field close to Mill Farm,
in Lodge Road in Tattershall.
Each building would be 91.5m long by 18.2m wide and 5.1m high, with fan chimneys standing between 6m to 6.5m above ground.
With each flock taking 19 weeks to grow, and a five week
gap in between, the development would see two flocks of chickens each