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Farmer falls foul of council planners
5:00pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in News
ONE of the county’s largest cattle farms must pull down a raft of unauthorised buildings which were built without planning permission, say councillors.
Wadborough Park Farm, near Stoulton, was found to be in breach on five counts of planning regulations, after investigations by Wychavon.
Councillors heard from their planning officers how separate breaches of planning law on “an exceptionally large and intensive cattle” farm extended “significantly beyond that envisaged in the 2005 planning application and which has caused environmental problems and nuisance to residents and businesses”.
The contraventions include open cattle yards having been built, farm buildings having been unlawfully extended and roadways laid – all without permission.
The farm’s owners, Henry Rodenhurst, his son Ian and the company A&A Rodenhurst Ltd, have six months to return everything contained within the notices back to the way it was or face the possibility of court action.
The farm is currently at the centre of a completely separate row in connection with what residents have called the Stoulton Stench, which is the subject of legal action, due in the courts in January.