farm odour complaints soar 52% as problems grow
figures released this week show there have been hundreds of complaints
about a controversial chicken farm near Burnham-On-Sea - with the
are battling to force Newbridge Farm to make changes amid ongoing
problems with extreme smells coming from the premises during the
the Environment Agency has issued new figures which reveal the number
of complaints about smells and noise at the site.
have received data from the Environment Agency about the calls made
to their Incident Hotline complaining about Newbridge Farm between
21st March 2017 and 9th August 2018," campaigner Ian Stanbury
told Burnham-On-Sea.com this week.
figures make for very interesting reading. Of the total of 292 calls
made in that period, 281 were about the odour and 11 were about
of the calls (85%) reported 'unacceptable' levels of odour."
average number of calls per month was 14.3 in 2017 and 21.7 in 2018
so far which is a 52% increase."
says that the figures are more damning evidence of the scale of
the problem at the site.
figures are particularly satisfying because they show that our campaign
is working and more complaints are being made about the odour (and
noise) from Newbridge Farm," adds Ian.
table of figures for odour reporting is shown below, with the scale
of odour intensity from 0 to 6, where 6 makes people feel nauseous
or physically sick. The scores of 10 and BAD are rated
as a six.