PPC/A/5004351: East Lothian Eggs Limited, Howden Farm, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JS Permit Application

Closed 5 Jul 2023

Opened 7 Jun 2023

Results updated 11 Jul 2023

SEPA has issued a permit to East Lothian Eggs Limited following their application to operate an installation on a site at Howden Farm, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JS following consultation, on 11 July 2023.

The full permit is available below.



It is part of SEPA’s remit to maintain a high-quality environment by setting permit conditions which limit the impacts associated with installations operating under Pollution Prevention and Control (PPC) Part A regulations.

Application details

We received an application from  East Lothian Eggs Limited for a new permit to operate an installation at Howden Farm, Gifford, East Lothian, EH41 4JS to to increase capacity of the existing free range egg business by construction of an additional 32,000 capacity hen shed adjacent to the existing unit.  The new building will increase on site capacity from 32,000 to 64,000 places for free range hens.   

A summary of their application is available below:

Why your views matter

SEPA have assessed the application and has drafted new permit conditions. These, along with the decision document, are available below:

This is your opportunity to let us know your views on the proposed conditions. The consultation will be open for 28 days from date of publication. SEPA will consider any comments received between 7 June 2023 and 5 July 2023 before issuing the final decision.

Your comments will be published to our public register unless you ask us not to, in which case we will publish a note saying that we received a response but have not made it publicly available.

What happens next

SEPA will consider any comments received during the consultation period between 7 June 2023  and 5 July 2023 before issuing the final decision.  If no comments are received, SEPA will issue the final decision no later than 12 July 2023 and issued documents will be published here. 

If you have any queries, please contact registry@sepa.org.uk


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