Fridays Ltd to submit new plans for another large-scale egg farm in Kent

Posted on the 11th November 2020

We are expecting a planning application to be submitted for a large-scale egg farm situated near Maidstone. This could hold more than 190,000 hens across three industrial sized sheds.

Fridays Ltd hopes to build ‘Wealden Woods Free Range Farm’ on land at Reed Court Farm at Chainhurst, near the village of Hunton.

Five years ago, together we successfully fought off Fridays’ previous plans, which were around a third the size of this new proposal. (Read an article about this success on Kent Online.)

Earlier this month, we visited a Fridays unit at Combwell Farm to expose the terrible conditions at their so-called ‘higher welfare free-range’ farm. The images taken show hens with extensive feather loss, injured birds and several dead and decomposing birds left among the living. Conditions were extremely dirty with heavy dust and faeces accumulating, particularly around the nest boxes.

We hope that you will once again join us in making your views heard, as we campaign for these new plans to be rejected by the Maidstone Borough Council.

We will update this page with more details as they become available.

In the meantime, you might be interested to take a look at our original investigative footage from two of their other farms and this helpful general planning objection advice page.

Read the article about Fridays' proposed plans

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