On 11 May 2021, Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability refused the planning application (ref. PL/21/0130/FA) for Mr P Kerry’s proposed rabbit farm (captive breeding, meat and fur production) upon “Land at Magpie Lane Amersham Road, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire” – Decision – Application Refused, 11 May 2021.
IWB has followed past rabbit exploitative site and planning submissions by Mr Phil Kerry – IWB has prepared and submitted a written representation to The Planning Inspectorate:Planning Inspectorate, Appeal Decision, 29 April 2022:
“The proposal would harm the character and appearance of the area, would fail to fully address ecological interests and would conflict with the development plan when taken as a whole. Therefore, for the reasons given, I conclude that the appeal should not succeed” – B Plenty, Inspector
- “Notice of Appeal Letter,” Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, 25 January 2022 – written representations due before 28 February 2022
- Appeals Casework Portal – Appeal Ref: APP/X0415/W/21/3285706
- “Appeal Application Form,” 27 October 2021
- “QUESTIONNAIRE (s78) and (s20) PLANNING AND LISTED BUILDING CONSENT,” Buckinghamshire Council, Local Planning Authority, 26 January 2022
- “Grounds of Appeal and Statement of Case on behalf of the Appellant,” Willis & Co., October 2021 and Appendices to “Statement of Case”:
- Note: “Written Statement,” Buckinghamshire Council, 25 February 2022
- Note: “Environment Impact Assessment,” The Planning Inspectorate, 14 February 2022
- Note: “Ecology Planning Application Response, Great Crested Newt,” Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, 8 February 2022 (this document has arrived after IWB’s initial written representation to The Planning Inspectorate, but states “Holding Objection; Insufficient GCN Information Provided“);
- Note: The Planning Inspectorate (2 February 2022) has informed IWB that the appellant’s agent will be allowed to submit an ecological addendum (published by Buckinghamshire Council, “Appellant Further Comments“) – “Land at Magpie Lane, Coleshill, Preliminary Ecological Appraisal,” Ellendale, 4 January 2022;
- “Buckinghamshire Council Decision Notice,” Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, 11 May 2021
- “Case Officer Report – Delegated Decision,” Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, 11 May 2021
- “T & S Rabbit Farms, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire Rural Worker’s Temporary Dwelling Appraisal,” Reading Agricultural Consultants (RAC), January 2021
- “Buckinghamshire Council -_Agricultural Appraisal,” Acorus, 21 April 2021
- “T & S Rabbit Farms, Coleshill, Buckinghamshire Rural Worker’s Temporary Dwelling Appraisal – For Willis & Co.,” Ellendale Environmental, 11 February 2019 – submitted at LPA stage
- Applicable Local Planning Authority ref PL/21/0130/FA, Buckinghamshire Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability:
- “P Kerry – Trading as T&S Granby, 2019” – Financial Report, P M & G Ltd Chartered Accountants, Newark, Listed 7 February 2022
- “P Kerry – Trading as T&S Granby, 2018” – Financial Report, P M & G Ltd Chartered Accountants, Newark, Listed 7 February 2022
- “Ecology Consult Report,” Directorate for Planning, Growth & Sustainability Buckinghamshire Council, 11 March 2021
- “Ecology Letter,” “EEL191 Magpie Lane, Coleshill – Addendum to Preliminary Ecological
Assessment,” Ellendale Environmental, uploaded 13 January 2021
- “Environmental Health,” Planning, Growth and Sustainability Directorate, Housing & regulatory Services, 23 April 2021
- “Biodiversity and Planning in Buckinghamshire,“ Buckinghamshire County Council
- “Environment Act 2021, Schedule 14, Biodiversity Gain as Condition of Planning Permission,” Legislation.gov.uk,
“Worker jumped on and drove quad bikes over dead cows at farm supplying carcasses for electricity,” The Independent, 3 February 2022 – ‘Fallen Stock‘ (cows, horses, partridges, foxes, badgers, fox-hound puppies……’fallen stock’ rabbits of course could be included) being used to make Meat and Bone Meal (MBM), burnt to produce ‘renewable’ (sic) energy/electricity. Another potential income stream/disease reservoir for animal exploitative businesses and hunts (disposing of puppy fox-hounds that don’t make the grade), and/or ‘green-washing,’ or good eco-friendly disposal of ‘waste’ animal carcasses no matter the standards?
“Help End Animal Cruelty At Hunt Kennels,” Crowd Funder, Dale Vince (Founder, Ecotricity) – “Help us do more of this [fighting the cruelty, green-washing and highlighting the lack of regulatory oversight] – I’ll match every pound we raise“):
“It’s a [another] brutal unseen side of fox hunting – which has of course been illegal for over a decade now, but still continues. On top of that we exposed breaches of safety regulations, including those meant to keep us all safe from animal diseases like mad cow disease.
And the most awful disregard for animals – alive and dead. The images of kennel workers bouncing up and down on a dead cow, making a phone call – or running a dead cow over repeatedly with a quad bike – will likely provoke shock and horror amongst most of us.
The vegan energy part is this – the shot dogs are dumped into open topped bins which are taken away and burned to make electricity. British Gas and E.on are the two best known buyers of this electricity – made with puppies.
And it’s not just dogs – we filmed foxes, badgers and even partridges being dumped into the same bins for the same purpose.”
“Secret footage exposes shocking scenes of dead animal disposal” ITV News, 2 February 2022 – Warning: Contains scenes some may find disturbing.
“Coleshill rabbit farm plans opposed by Ricky Gervais rejected by Buckinghamshire Council,” BuckinghamshireLive, 13 May 2021
“Ricky Gervais joins backlash against Coleshill rabbit farm,“ BuckinghamshireLive, 23 March 2021
“Coleshill rabbit farm faces backlash from people living in the area,” BuckinghamshireLive, 26 February 2021