Rabbit Farming in the UK – Mylor Bridge, Cornwall AONB

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On 19 March 2021, Cornwall Council, Directorate for Planning, Growth and Sustainability refused the planning application (ref. PA20/08566) for Mr P Kerry’s proposed rabbit farm (captive breeding, meat and fur production) upon “Land North Of Tregunwith Wood Tregunwith Mylor Bridge TR11 5SU” – Notice of Refusal of Planning Permission, 19 March 2021.

An appeal (appellant: Mr P Kerry) has been granted (1 February 2022) with written representations to The Planning Inspectorate due before 8 March 2022.

IWB has followed past rabbit exploitative site and planning submissions by Mr Phil Kerry – IWB is preparing and will submit a written representation to The Planning Inspectorate in due course:

Appeal Against Planning Application Refusal for a Rabbit Farm – Land North Of Tregunwith Wood, Tregunwith, Mylor Bridge, TR11 5SU – Ref: APP/D0840/W/21/3283175,” IWB, 7 March 2022


[Update] Planning Inspectorate, Appeal Decision, 26 April 2022:

There are no material considerations that indicate the decision should be made other than in accordance with the development plan. Therefore, for the reasons given, I conclude that the appeal should be dismissed– Nick Davies, Inspector


Reference Documentation

Environmental Impact Assessment,” The Planning Inspectorate, 18 February 2022

Land North Of Tregunwith Wood, Mylor Bridge – Preliminary Ecological Assessment (PEA) for Willis & Co.,” Ellendale Environmental, 6 December 2021 – Listed 16 February 2022

QUESTIONNAIRE (s78) and (s20) PLANNING AND LISTED BUILDING CONSENT,” Cornwall Council, Local Planning Authority – Listed 9 February 2022

Grounds of Appeal and Statement of Case on behalf of the Appellant,” Willis & Co., September 2021 – Note: The appellant’s agent’s “Grounds for Appeal” (dated September 2021) states para 4.42 and 5.12 that an additional ecological study (Preliminary Ecological Appraisal (PEA))/submission was promised – now given above.

T & S Rabbit Farms, Mylor, Cornwall – Rural Worker’s Temporary Dwelling Appraisal” Reading Agricultural Consultants, September 2020

Ecology Letter,” Ellendale Environmental – Post refusal of planning permission

Notice of Refusal of Planning Permission,” Cornwall Council, 19 March 2021

Officer Report – Delegated,” Cornwall Council, listed 14 April 2021

Agricultural need appraisal for Cornwall Council,” Jonny Alford MRICS, 23 February 2021

PA20/08566, Land North Of Tregunwith Wood, Tregunwith, Mylor Bridge, TR11 5SU,” Cornwall AONB Unit, 9 February 2021

Supporting Information,” Listed 12 January 2021


Further Reference Documentation

Cornwall Planning for Biodiversity and Net Gain SPD,”  Cornwall Council

Environment Act 2021, Schedule 14, Biodiversity Gain as Condition of Planning Permission,” Legislation.gov.uk


Further Reading

Mylor Bridge rabbit farm – appeal launched against refusal,” The Falmouth Packet, 9 February 2022

Tregunwith Wood, Mylor rabbit farm application refused,” The Falmouth Packet, 21 March 2021


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