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P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

This page gives details of any meetings held which will, or did, discuss the matter, and includes links to the relevant Papers, Agendas and Minutes.

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Meeting: 09/07/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs and from the petitioner, and agreed to:

·         provide the additional information from the petitioners to:

o   the Minister for Environment. Energy and Rural Affairs and ask for her response to the proposal to apply the ‘polluter pays’ principle to the costs of regulation, monitoring and breaches; and

o   the Minister for Housing and Local Government in relation to the petitioners’ comments on the terms of reference for the Town & Country Planning Intensive Agriculture Working Group and await the outcomes of its work The Committee also agreed to ask the Minister what consideration she has given to the cumulative impact of planning decision and whether she will consider amending the Planning (Wales) Act 2015 to take this into account.

 


Meeting: 02/04/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 4)

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Minutes:

The Committee considered further correspondence and agreed to write back to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to:

·         ask for a list of the membership of the working group and confirmation of its title and final terms of reference;

·         propose that the group’s membership should include representation from environmental organisations and/or independent scientist(s); and

·         seek further information about the interaction between this strand of work and the Intensive Agriculture Health Working Group.

 


Meeting: 06/03/2019 - Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee (Item 3)

3 Correspondence from the Chair of the Petitions Committee to the Chair regarding petition P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

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Meeting: 29/01/2019 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs together with further comments from the petitioner and agreed to:

  • write back to the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs to ask for:
    • further details of the work being taken forward on the cumulative impact of new development on sensitive habitats during 2019;
    • information over the stakeholders who will be engaged in this; and
    • a response to the request that the petitioners are invited to participate as part of this work.
  • write to the Climate Change, Environment and Rural Affairs Committee to make it aware of the petition and the evidence received to date in light of that Committee’s current inquiry into Biodiversity;
  • provide the petitioner’s analysis and the views expressed by Natural Resources Wales in their previous correspondence with committee members.

 

 


Meeting: 25/09/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 3)

3 P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee considered correspondence from Natural Resources Wales, the Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs and the petitioner and agreed to write back to the Cabinet Secretary to ask:

  • for her response to the suggestion that the current requirements for local planning authorities to carry out environmental assessment of applications for units of under 40,000 bird places are insufficient to protect habitats and the environment;
  • whether the Welsh Government intends to reconsider the thresholds in future, as suggested by NRW;
  • for her response to concerns over the capacity and expertise with local planning authorities to adequately carry out environmental assessments required; and
  • in light of the above, whether she considers that there are grounds to curb further expansion of this sector whilst further research is conducted, and possible further controls are considered.

 


Meeting: 05/06/2018 - Petitions Committee (Item 2)

2 P-05-815 Control Rapidly Expanding Intensive Poultry Industry in Wales

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Minutes:

The Committee considered the petition for the first time and agreed to write to:

 

·         Natural Resources Wales to seek their views on the issues raised by the petition; and 

·         The Cabinet Secretary for Energy, Planning and Rural Affairs to seek further information about how consideration is, or could be, given to the issue of clustering of smaller poultry developments, and whether NRW could be empowered to look at the cumulative effects of multiple developments within a given area.


 

 

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