Farmer’s plea for a lowly cattleshed

PLANNERS have again rejected designs for a cattleshed at Landemere Farm, Score Hill, Northowram.

They say the six-metre tall building would spoil the green belt.

A plan for a similar building was turned down last year but farmer Richard Priestley has submitted an appeal.

It will be dealt with by the Planning Inspectorate by way of written representations.

Mr Priestley says the 256 sq metre shed would create two new part-time jobs and is well designed to minimise the visual impact.

In the appeal, they state: “The proposal has a typical functional and benign appearance, which matches other agricultural buildings in the area.”

In its reasons for refusing the scheme, Calderdale Council said it was “not satisfied that a genuine agricultural need for a building of the proposed size had been demonstrated.”