‘…We believe the mobile home and buildings occupy a prominent position and would be inappropriate in an AONB. We believe that this proposal would set a dangerous precedent, undermining the protection offered by the AONB status. This site lies outside the Tenterden rural development zone. This situation appears not to warrant a permanent residence for overseeing the animals, as these animals are predominantly privately owned, and this is not a significant commercial enterprise. This site is located in a very low risk crime area.’
This application was refused, however went to appeal. The TDRA provided some assistance to the local residents group concerned and attended the hearing and the site visit with the Inspector. This appeal has been allowed on a temporary 3 year basis, there after the land is to be returned back to original AONB countryside status.