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Wednesday 22 November 2017

Drinagh residents to fight any pig farm plan

By David Tucker

A sign has been erected in protest against the proposal.
A sign has been erected in protest against the proposal.

Some residents in Drinagh are united in opposition to a large pig farm they fear could be set up in their area.

They say they are concerned that College Farm, between Wexford and Killinick, off the N25, may be sold to a pig farm company and that such a sale would have a dramatic affect on the quality of lives of people living in its vicinity and on property values.

Philip Stafford, who owns College Farm could not be reached for comment.

Colum Murphy, from Wexford-based Kehoe and Associates, said negotations are taking place, but no deal has been done yet.

'It's an off-market transaction. There are several parties involved and they are actively bidding,' he said.

Because the premises already operates as a farm, there would be no requirement to apply for planning permission to operate a pig farm in the area should someone wich to operate on there.

Wexford People

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