Saturday, 21 October 2017

Turkey farm plan criticised

A COUPLE’s plans to rear turkeys and breed llamas in Cuxham has been criticised by councillors and residents.

A COUPLE’s plans to rear turkeys and breed llamas in Cuxham has been criticised by councillors and residents.

Colin and Valerine Scane want to convert a polytunnel for use as turkey housing and build alpaca housing, a general purpose agricultural barn and a hay and straw barn at Little Acres Farm.

They also want to erect a temporary three-bedroom log cabin incorporating an office to enable them and their two children to live on site.

The couple, who bought the farm in April last year, plan to buy four breeding alpacas and 60 turkey chicks with the aim of increasing their number to 220 within three years.

Ann Voss, who chairs Cuxham with Easington Parish Meeting, said the farm was within half a mile of all 48 houses in Cuxham and would generate noise and smell.

Watlington parish councillors said the plans would be over-intensification of the site.

At least 10 neighbours and the Henley and Mapledurham branch of the Campaign to Protect Rural England have written letters of objection to South Oxfordshire District Council, which will make the final decision.

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