Alpaca farmer loses appeal

Wiltshire Times
By: Wiltshire Times
Photo: Courtesy of Alpaca Culture

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 AN Alpaca livestock farmer near Melksham has lost his appeal against Wiltshire Council’s refusal to let him diversify his business through tourism.

David Turrell, of Oakley Farm, Lower Woodrow, had wanted to build three two-bedroomed self-catering holiday units with 11 parking spaces to generate another source of income.

One of the units on his Alpaca Stud Farm between Melksham and Lacock would have been specifically designed for people with disabilities.

But the planning inspectorate in Bristol has this week dismissed his appeal and refused his application for costs.

The planning inspector said the proposal would have a “significantly harmful urbanising effect” for anyone walking through the farm on a public right of way and on the character and appearance of the countryside.

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