A WHITCHURCH farm is making a second bid to put a roofed building over a current storage site for manure, after the first was refused by Shropshire Council.

The plans for the construction of an agricultural building for the storage of farm yard manure is for Bubney Farm, in Grindley Brook, and was submitted to Shropshire Council last week.

It comes after similar plans for a farm building covering the manure pui were refused by planning officers in February for not having enough ecology assessments included and insufficient information about the application.

However, according to a design an access statement submitted by Barbers Rural, on behalf of Bubney Farm, the new application has addressed both concerns.

In its conclusion, the statement said: "The proposed building at Bubney Farm is required to effectively store the solid manure produced by the dairy enterprise.

"The building will provide a cover from rainwater entering the solid manure and significantly reduces the amount of dirty water run-off.

"The new building appears to comply with aspect of the both local and national planning policy guidelines.

"This application is a resubmission following a refusal (Ref: 21/05907/FUL). The two reasons for refusal (Heritage and Ecological Assessments) have both been addressed, with independent reports having been carried out."

As stated, the applicants want to build a roofed building in order to keep the manure dry once it has been separated from dirty water making up slurry from its cows.

It added: "The proposal is to construct a steel portal framed building for the covering of an existing manure storage area.

"The dairy herd extends to 2,100 head and a further 1,700 dairy youngstock/followers.

"All milking cows are based at Bubney Farm, together with all calves up to three months old.

"The dairy youngstock are then moved to either Buerton or a rented farm at Stafford for rearing. All dairy youngstock are returned to Bubney Farm prior to calving.

"The slurry produced by the holding all goes through a separator.

"This separator separates the solid manure from the dirty water.

"The solid manure is stored as farm yard manure and this currently on an uncovered area of soil/earth adjacent to the farm buildings at Bubney Farm.

The liquid dirty water is pumped and stored into large lagoons a short distance from the buildings."

For more head to Shropshire planning and search 22/05048/FUL.