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Plans for Lincolnshire 'super dairy' unveiled

Plans for a new 'super dairy' farm in Lincolnshire - potentially the largest in Europe - have been unveiled.

The dairy would be situated on land to the west of the village of Nocton near Lincoln and could be home to up to 9,000 cattle.

A planning application for the proposed dairy farm has been submitted to North Kesteven District Council for consultation.

It is hoped the farm would create about 80 new jobs in the area.

Residents' questions

The plans include the construction of new lifestock buildings, two milking parlours, two 'maternity' buildings, farmhouse accommodation with a new access for vehicles off the B1188.

A spokesperson for the Royal Association of British Dairy Farmers said it was welcome news for the industry.

The plans will be on display at a public exhibition at Nocton Village Hall, Main Street, Nocton, on 18 February between 10am - 2pm and 3pm - 8pm.

Planning officers will be on hand to answer any questions from residents regarding details of the proposals.

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