Newport Alpaca farm ‘would ‘provide an economic benefit’

Written on April 14, 2021

Alpacas could be raised on farmland and a mental health focussed trekking facility could follow, if plans are approved.

The five-acre site, known as “Police Field” in Newport, is on the west side of the A41 Newport bypass, just north of the junction with Pave Lane.

The application, submitted by landowner Darren Mahon, includes a barn and feed store building and a caravan to house an on-site farm worker, something his planning agent argues is necessary to help the animals while they are giving birth and protect them from disease and predators.

Chetwynd Aston and Woodcote Parish Council will be consulted about the proposal, and Telford and Wrekin Council will make its decision at a later date.

Full story: Shropshire Star

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