CANOWINDRA residents have expressed concern over a piggery proposed for a property near the village.
Nicola Thurgate said her farm business will be impacted if Cowra Shire Council approves the intensive pig-farming operation.
The council's general committee is recommending the council approve the piggery operation which would see 199 sows and close to 1000 piglets on a free-range operation.
Mrs Thurgate distributed a flyer to Rivers Road residents last year, asking they help "keep our waters pristine and our valley air clear".
MAP: The road where the development is proposed for ...
Mrs Thurgate and her husband Boyd farm on property next to the proposed piggery and last week asked the council to give more time before approving the development application.
Mrs Thurgate said she and her husband had had three informal meetings with the developer to "try to work things out".
"Some of the concerns we have is the run-off. When we asked if he would do a contour bank along the boundary his response was he didn't want to retain the water on his block," she said.
"When I told him that if I have a cut of lucerne down and could not have manure in it, his response was 'it won't kill it'.
"We also asked if trees could be planted on the boundary and asked if he would reduce the numbers, and he said no."
In a submission to the council Rivers Road residents Robert and Elena Norman cited odour, noise, property values and effluent run off as reasons not to approve.
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