Thousands of people have complained about plans to open a new chicken factory in Rufforth, near York, which has inevitably caused councillors to reject plans.
The farm would have been able to hold up to 144,000 birds at one time.
Back in 2016, the plans were withdrawn as thousands of people wrote letters complaining. They were then resubmitted, but the size was significantly reduced.
Isobel Hutchinson, Director of Animal Aid ran campaigns against the plans, and commented: “We are greatly encouraged that the council has rejected this disastrous application.
“It would have condemned thousands of chickens to a short life of utter misery. Whilst imprisoned in this vast factory farm, they would have been deprived of everything that made their lives worth living.
“We would like to thank the people of Rufforth and our supporters for demonstrating the strength of opposition to these plans.”
Councillors voted to reject the proposal on 16th August, which was confirmed at a Planning Committee meeting. The Planning Office also recommended that planning should be refused.