Over the past year there has been a large amount of media coverage and several conferences on the impacts of intensive farming causing river pollution throughout the UK.

Pollution in the River Wye has brought together conservation groups and local communities in towns and villages on the Welsh and English borders who witness the devastating impacts of intensive poultry farming on the river’s ecosystem, as featured in an article last month by The Observer.

Wednesday, 7 February 2024 there was a Judicial Review on the Environment Agency (England) inaction and repeated failure to enforce existing regulations to protect the river Wye. This is the first of several legal challenges to statutory agencies, government and polluting industries, including intensive poultry farming.

No new applications, approvals or refusals since 2023

CPRW has requested 11 application before Powys County Council to be “called-in” and the members of the Brecon and Radnorshire branch have been working hard to highlight systemic weaknesses and impacts of decision-making on the health and well-being of local communities, biodiversity and environment in Powys.

To read the detailed report by Christine Hugh Jones and Margaret Tregear visit the news page of our website.

Intensive poultry farming in Powys

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