Chicken farm could set ALR precedent

Re: Poultry farm proposed for Gordon Head (News, Sept. 26).

Re: Poultry farm proposed for Gordon Head (News, Sept. 26).

The landowners are unhappy their land is not approved for removal from the Agricultural Land Reserve. After reading the article, it seems that installing a poultry farm is a means of punishment for council’s decision and a way of manipulating appalled neighbours into applying pressure to allow the housing development.

If the applicant owners are successful as a result, and their land is developed, wouldn’t it be easy for the owners of the next parcel at the boundary to use the same method and so on?

Surely, the surrounding neighbours would have taken into consideration, at the time they bought their houses, that if you buy property on the border of the ALR, you may end up with some kind of farm near your house.

Donna Wicks





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