Planning Objections

Animal Aid need your help with this planning objection:

Please object to plans for a huge ‘free-range’ egg farm in Kent

Urgent: Deadline for objections is 16 January

Fridays Ltd has submitted new plans for a huge ‘free-range’ egg farm to be situated in Chainhurst, Kent. This could hold more than 190,000 hens across three industrial-sized sheds. 

Animal Aid investigators visited another much smaller unit, Combwell Farm, operated by Fridays and uncovered some terrible conditions. Footage showed hens with extensive feather loss, injured birds and several dead and decomposing birds left among the living. We dread to think what conditions would be like on a farm three times this size. 

Join us in objecting! Please download the letter, tweak to personalise and send to the provided email address. Visit our website for full details.

Local residents have also put together an objection toolkit on the WeLoveChainhurst.co.uk page.

Local objections are most effective but all count.

Thank you,

Tor Bailey
Campaign Manager Farming & Slaughter


Please help us by objecting to these planning applications. Fill in your name and email address in the boxes below then Click the “Please email this letter to me” button. A template letter will go to your inbox for you to amend and submit.

*** IMPORTANT *** Please, please put at least ONE OR TWO LINES at the start of each letter as to why you are personally motivated to object. This is important to ensure it is counted as an objection (a petition may only count as 1, regardless of how many signatures are on it).

Feel free to tailor the rest of the letter as well if you wish to. Individualised letters are more likely to make more of a difference. The template aims to give you some stats / ideas to choose from.

You do need to include your NAME on the letters and leave in that you OBJECT.

Thank you for adding your voice.


Current planning applications you can help stop:

Application No.:DetailsEnd DateSigned
20/03691/PLFWatton – finishing pigs from 30 kg to 105kg22 Feb 202131
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    These are supposedly better conditions – many farms don’t even have straw.

      Ref: Application Number: 20/03691/PLF

      Watton - 1980 finishing pigs from 30 kg to 105kg

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        Ref: Application Number: 20/02870/FUL

        Doncaster - 996 finishing pigs from 40 kg to 110kg

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