Game bird sheds are part of farm plans near Shrewsbury

By Jordan Reynolds | Pontesbury | News | Published:

Four pheasant sheds and runs, three poultry sheds, and a pheasant incubation and hatching shed could be built near Shrewsbury if plans are given the green light.

The plans, submitted for Game Farm and Premises, Habberley, Pontesbury, also include the formation of access tracks.

There would also be an area for a staff rest room, and a separate shower, changing area and toilet.

The plans add: “Four additional sectional rearing pens with outdoor runs will be placed on the field, plus sectional poultry sheds for the production of hen eggs, this will create a business that is all year round, as the pheasant rearing side is seasonal.”

Future plans for the business include a unit for the production of pheasant eggs that will be hatched on-site, until then pheasant eggs will be bought in.

The new building would have a floor area of 277.4 square metres, a pitched roof with cedar shingle tiles and the sides would be finished in larch lapboard.

The plans add: “The proposed materials will blend into a rural setting.”

It says that a new access off a private drive will be used which has the required visibility splays.

The land is currently used for grazing livestock.


The application is a resubmitted application after the original was withdrawn last year.

The original was withdrawn due to the problem with the existing house, which was to be sold as the result of a divorce settlement.

This has now been resolved as the applicant’s daughter who will become part of the business is to live there.

Shropshire Council will make a decision on the plans in the coming months.


Shrewsbury has seen a number of applications for poultry farms in recent weeks.

Meanwhile, plans have also been submitted for a chicken farm for 200,000 birds at North Farm, Felton Butler, Montford Bridge, near Shrewsbury in recent weeks.

As well as the chicken sheds, applicant L J Cooke & Son wants to build eight feed bins, a biomass store, amenity building, generator store, office, shower room, control room and a toilet on the land which is currently used as arable land.

Another poultry farm near Shrewsbury could be increased by a further 76,000 birds if plans are accepted.

Plans have been submitted to Shropshire Council for a further two poultry buildings and associated infrastructure at Forge Farm in Upton Magna.

The farm has three existing poultry buildings which house up to 120,000 birds.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.


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