putting a toe in the water
(PRWeb UK) January 10, 2011
Executive careers consultancy UK Knack Group has announced that the North Lincolnshire Council is presently considering a proposal that could bring 400 jobs to the region.
An unidentified owner of several chicken farms has initiated a scoping study with a view to building eight poultry sheds housing 85 broilers and 440,000 birds near the village of Ealand on the Isle of Axholme.
UK Knack Group says that while no planning application has yet been submitted, the scoping study is rather “putting a toe in the water”.
UK Knack Group’s managing director: “It will sound out the ratepayers, councillors and parish officials, and get some opinion as to what the environmental considerations might be.”
The agent for the chicken farm firm owner says his client is not in a “build here at all costs” mood. If the Environmental Impact Report comes back with too many obstacles, he will let it go. He says also, though, that the development would be good for the local economy.
“There’s a big increase in the demand for poultry meat, and we must reduce imports, so bear in mind that a typical farm could produce three permanent jobs and numerous temporary contract positions.”
UK Knack Group’s MD observes that one poultry shed alone could support 40 to 50 jobs altogether down the production line. “This fellow is talking eight sheds, with perhaps 400 staff total and the ability to supply the Two Sisters chicken factory in Scunthorpe.”
The precise location for the proposed chicken farm has yet to be revealed.
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