article: "Bill Oddie blasts plans for county super-dairy"
06/01/2011 15:01 GMT
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The following article appeared in the Lincolnshire Echo's on 6 Dec 2010; it is online at This is Lincolnshire (http://www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/environment/Oddie-blasts-plans-dairy/article-3068502-detail/article.html):
TV presenter Bill Oddie blasts plans for county super-dairy
CONSERVATIONIST and celebrity birdwatcher Bill Oddie has joined the fight against the Nocton Dairy.
TV presenter Oddie has blasted the dairy five days before the deadline for residents to lodge objections with North Kesteven District Council.
He said: "I think the plan to build a super-dairy at Nocton is absolutely horrendous.
"What is so appalling is how this, and factory farming in general, keeps coming back.
"It represents everything that both Compassion in World Farming and I oppose."
Oddie joins the likes of Joanna Lumley, Jo Brand and William Roache, who have all joined Compassion in World Farming to protest against the dairy.
Nocton Dairies Ltd withdrew its original proposal for an 8,100-cow milking facility in April and resubmitted a revised, scaled-down scheme in November.
A final public display of the plans will take place today from 4pmto 8pm at Metheringham Village Hall.