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LATEST NEWS :: January 2017
The current situation is that the Applicant and his Agent, having being asked by the planning officer at Herefordshire County Council to clarify several shortcomings in their application, decided that, rather than respond directly to the questions, would instead take the matter straight to Appeal. This Appeal is on the grounds of non-determination i.e. saying that the Council planning department were taking too long to come to a decision.
GVAG has now submitted our extensive ‘Response to The Statement of Case' of the Applicant's Agent (Ian Pick Associates) and the documents that we have submitted can now be viewed on the council website here.
We now await the decision from the Planning Inspectorate in the coming weeks, hopefully before April, 2017.
Please check back for further updates on the Appeal and our response.
This application for an egg production shed (76m X 19.5m and including the surrounding aprons more or less the same size as a football pitch) is in the same place as the previous proposed broiler sheds. Although it is smaller, it still imposes many of the same issues regarding air and water pollution, recurrent smell, noise, extra traffic and unsightly landscaping costs to local communities.
We are a group of people living in and around the parish of Dorstone.
We are concerned about the current application to build broiler units at Bage Court Farm, Dorstone, HR3 5SU at the head of the Golden Valley. We include local farming families and people who have lived here for more than 50 years as neighbours to this particular farm.