LATEST NEWS :: March 2018
The latest appeal for intensive poultry units at Bage Court Farm has been dismissed. This is the third planning application, the third appeal at this site in as many years, the third application to be dismissed at the appeal. Click here to view the Appeal Decision
This appeal was on the grounds of non-determination i.e. saying that the Council planning department were taking too long to come to a decision. GVAG submitted an extensive response to the appellants 'Statement of case'; all the documents that we have submitted can be viewed on the council website here.
This outcome is good news for our local economy, tourism, the Golden Valley environment, and all those groups up and down the Golden Valley who volunteer to make the locality a place of vibrancy, interest and welcome. It is also very good news for the process of Parish Council Neighbourhood Planning.
Weʼre raising £3,500 for our continued campaign
to keep the Golden Valley free of intensive poultry units.
The campaigns to stop these applications has involved hiring professional expertise to help us present the case at a significant cost. We now need to raise money to pay these fees and, to that end, we are asking all who are able, to donate whatever you can to GVAG.
We are a group of people living in and around the parish of Dorstone.
The Golden Valley Action Group is made up of predominately local people, living in close to or who have strong links with this area. We include local farming families and people who have lived here for more than 50 years. We are concerned that the trend towards any intensive livestock rearing activity will damage our local economy, pollute the environment, scar the beautiful landscape and be detrimental to local amenity. We have worked hard as a voluntary community group, since 2014 fighting three separate planning applications for Intensive poultry units at Bage Court Farm.