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Appeal: Rural worker’s dwelling could save £6 per cow a day

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An inspector has allowed plans to build a rural worker’s home on a large dairy farm in the Cheshire countryside, considering it essential to the business in accordance with NPPF paragraph 55.

The appeal relates to Willow Grove Farm, a dairy farm set in set in 320 acres of Cheshire countryside. The farm’s herd currently comprises some 260 cows, producing 9,000 litres of milk per cow each year. The farm is contracted to supply milk to one of the country’s largest supermarkets.

The appellants live in an existing farm house on the site, granted permission in 2013 subje.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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