Green light for New York animal sanctuary

An appeal has been lodged in a bid to overturn Melton Council's decision to refuse planning permission to extend a home in Beechwood Avenue from a three-bedroom to eight bed property
An appeal has been lodged in a bid to overturn Melton Council's decision to refuse planning permission to extend a home in Beechwood Avenue from a three-bedroom to eight bed property

Animal lover Tamara Lloyd has been given the green light to continue operating a sanctuary for unwanted creatures in New York.

East Lindsey councillors granted retrospective planning permission after noting that Miss Lloyd had been running the sanctuary at Chapelry Farm off Langrick Road for the past six years.

There are 10 horse plus various dogs, cats, birds, pigs and even terrapins.

“No one else will have them,” said Miss Lloyd in a presentation to the district council’s planning committee.

Following concerns expressed by Coun Stan Avison and former councillor Janet Harrison, the committee insisted on conditions to address disposal of foul water.

According to Mrs Harrison, smell from foul water finding its way into an adjacent dyke has caused the church to stop holding events in its grounds.

But Miss Lloyd maintained it was leaves from the church’s own trees which caused the smell after falling into the dyke and rotting.

Coun Jill Makinson-Sanders queried why the dispute had even come before the committee.

She inquired: “Couldn’t it all have been sorted out if people talked to one another?”