South Holland

Plans submitted for rabbit farm near Crowland

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Plans have been submitted for a pet rabbit breeding farm in Crowland.

South Holland District Council has received proposals from applicants Allens Bridge Farm, Throckenholt, to build the farm on land to the north of Whale Drove.

This is a re-submission of a revised scheme following a previous application and appeal in 2015.

Photo: Peter Humphrey Associates Ltd

Previously, plans indicated that there would be a residential element to the farm.

However for this application, this has been removed.

If plans go ahead, a single building measuring 22.8 metres by 18 metres would be built on the site, which would initially house 120 breeding does as the basis of a new herd.

Photo: Peter Humphrey Associates Ltd

The proposal also incorporates a wormery, which will utilise the rabbit droppings to produce high quality fertiliser.

Councillors will consider whether to approve the application at a later date.