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Appeal: Rural worker’s dwelling approved for 400-year-old pig rearing business

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An inspector has allowed the owner of a large pig farm near Scarborough to build a home for his family on site, after ruling that it would be unreasonable to require the appellant’s elderly mother to move out of the existing listed farmhouse.

The appeal relates to a 410-acre farm near Brompton-by-Sawdon, a village west of Scarborough, North Yorkshire, comprising a farmhouse and various agricultural buildings. The appellant’s family has worked on the farm for 400 years, and his pig-rearing business now fattens around 6,750 pigs each year, with up to 1,800 pigs being reared at any one time.

The appellant grew up in the far.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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