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The proposed development has attracted much attention in the media since Lincoln Proteins first made their plans to build a factory in Norton Disney public:-
- BBC Radio Lincs Breakfast Show, 9th January 2018 (skip to 2 hrs, 6 mins 18 secs)
- The Independent, 3rd January – “Michael Gove to reward farmers for environmentally friendly practices after Brexit“
- BBC Look North, 30th December – Evening News
- Rod Whiting Breakfast Show, BBC Radio Lincs on 30th December (skip to 2hrs, 1 min and 42 secs)
- BBC News, 30th December – “Norton Disney Rendering Plant: Protestors march against plans“
- Newark Advertiser, 30th December – “Protest March against Rendering Plant Plan“
- Lincolnite, 6th December – “Protest set against proposed Animal Rendering Factory in Norton Disney“
- Newark Advertiser, 7th December – “Protest March against rendering plant plan“
- Lincolnshire Live, 11th November – “Don’t cast industrial shadow over woodland – Fresh opposition to Norton Disney Animal Rendering Plant“
- Lincolnshire Business, 2nd November – “Hill Holt Wood opposes controversial Norton Disney animal rendering plant“
- Lincolnite, 24th October 2017 – “Residents kick up a stink about proposed animal rendering plant in Norton Disney“
- Lincs FM, 25th October 2017 – “Concerns over Norton Disney animal rendering plant“
- Lincolnshire Live, 25th October 2017 – “‘Smelly Skelly’ rendering plant to close if new £28m facility at Norton Disney is given go ahead“
- Lincolnshire Live, 24th October 2017 – ‘Please don’t build THAT near our homes’ – Thousands oppose plans for meat rendering plant in Norton Disney.”
- The Lincolnite, 24th October 2017 – “Animal rendering plant in Skellingthorpe to close if new £28m Norton Disney one approved“
- Lincolnshire Live, 31st October 2017 – “Residents dubious at claim new £28m rendering plant in Norton Disney won’t smell – here’s how the company say they can do it.“
And so it begins…..
- On 20th October 2017, Lincoln Proteins Ltd announced the proposed Villa Farm, Norton Disney development on facebook
- In April 2016, a Gov. uk Press Release confirms the firm was ordered to pay costs of over £24,000 for local water pollution.
- In September 2016, following the tragic death of farm worker in April 2013, Lincoln Proteins were fined £90,000 for breaching section 2 of the Health & Safety at Work Act.
- In 2011, there was a fire at the Skellingthorpe rendering plant, with six fire crews called to A Hughes & Sons at approx 6:20am.