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New farmhouse given go-ahead despite Environment Department concerns

Cattle and other stock will now graze on the Green Zone land in Trinity

A new farmhouse has been granted planning permission despite concerns from Jersey's Environment Department .

The department recommended that the planning application for a new farmhouse in Trinity be denied because of the potential negative impact on the area.

Their primary concern was that high quality farmland would be lost and the character of the area would be damaged.

However Jersey's Planning Committee has given the go-ahead for a farmhouse, office and sheds to be build on the Green Zone site.

The applicants say the land will be used to hold livestock each year.

200
Hens
100
Goats
75
Goat kids
50
Lambs
10
Angus Jersey cross beef animals

The Planning Committee were initially worried whether the applicants could prove they had an income of more than £40,000 a year.

The Committee gave its full support after it was revealed the applicants had overwhelming support from neighbours, Jersey Farmers Union and Jersey Business.