One of the UK’s leading egg producers has had a decision successfully overturned on a chicken shed to hold 32,000 birds
Glenrath Farms, in the Scottish borders, has been granted planning permission for the new shed, subject to conditions.
The shed would house two flocks of 16,000 free-range hens.
The company produce brands including Cage Free, Big and Scottish, Glenrath Eggs and Kitty Campbell’s Free Range Eggs.
Councillors turned down the proposals by Glenrath Farms at Easter Happrew near Peebles last year.
The main issues raised were the landscape and visual impact of the development with the site on the River Tweed Special Area of Confirmation.
But a Scottish Government reporter has now granted planning permission, subject to conditions. It will be constructed near an existing shed similar in size.
Glenrath farms was established in 1959 by Sir John Campbell and his wife, Cathy, in Peebleshire. He was knighted in last year’s New Years’ Honours for services to farming and charitable service to entrepreneurship.