Super-dairy plans withdrawn over 'risk of water pollution'
PLANS for the controversial Nocton Dairy have been put out to pasture.
Nocton Dairies Ltd, the group behind the plans for a 3,770-cow dairy farm in Nocton Heath, have today withdrawn their planning application.
The withdrawal has been attributed to objection from the Environment Agency, who opposed the plans on the grounds that the facility would pose an unacceptable risk of pollution to groundwater.
The proposed site for the dairy is on Lincolnshire limestone - a main "highly fractured" and unprotected aquifier supporting Waneham Bridge public water supply and providing water at the source of Dunston Beck.
However, Nocton Dairies Ltd have denied they will sell the site.
A spokesman said: "Our farm at Nocton is a tremendous site with much potential for the future, so we won't be selling it, but will now be taking some time to consider our options.
"Watch this space."
Two other applications for a pipeline and reservoir from Nocton Dairies Ltd remain active.