Partaloa standoff

NO THANKS: The kind of broiler farm that Partaloa residents hope to prevent Photo credit: EPRA

RECENTLY the Euro Weekly News highlighted Partaloa residents’ opposition to a chicken farm that would raise 35,000 broilers at a time.

The newly-formed Eastern Partaloa Residents Association (EPRA) pointed out that the industrial-scale installation would be less than 250 metres away from some homes although the broiler house would ultimately affect all the municipality.

Rodent infestations, noise pollution and a huge increase in flies and mosquitos would be just some of the direct consequences of the farm designed to breed and raise a quarter of a million chickens annually.

So far 187 residents from Partaloa’s expat community have signed an EPRA petition, as well as 100 Spanish residents.

“That’s an impressive 287 of Partaloa’s population of 1,035 who say NO to the chicken farm,” EPRA’s Stephen Tucker said.

The chicken farm notification was posted in the official BOP bulletin on August 19 although Stephen said that this actually gave the reader little idea of what it all meant.

Objections to the project must be submitted before September 16 and although EPRA will raise these on behalf of the association, it is also essential to submit individual objections, the group explained.

To make this as simple as possible, a pro-forma letter and easy-to-follow instructions are accessible on the www.epra.es website.

A GoFundMe appeal, “Say NO to the proposed chicken farm,” has been set up to finance the campaign or, if necessary, support EPRA’s expert advisors in taking court action if needed.

“Please donate if you can and follow us on Facebook,” Stephen said.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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