Re­porter

Strathearn Herald - - STRATHEARN VIEW -

de­ci­sion. A re­porter has since de­cided the de­vel­op­ment can go ahead af­ter con­clud­ing the re­sul­tant noise and odour emis­sions will “not be in­ju­ri­ous to amenity”.

The re­porter said in his de­ci­sion: “At the crux of the coun­cil’s ob­jec­tions to the pro­posal is the prox­im­ity to a num­ber of prop­er­ties in this area.

“Although sep­a­rated by wood­land and the deep val­ley of the Dun­ning Burn, the first two of these are in very close prox­im­ity to the build­ings in­tended for in­ten­sive win­ter cat­tle rear­ing.

“In­deed, many of the houses within the New­ton of Pit­cairns area are within 400 me­tres of the pro­posed de­vel­op­ment.

“This is within the Gov­ern­ment’s ad­vi­sory 400 me­tres spac­ing be­tween in­ten­sive agri­cul­tural build­ings and res­i­den­tial ar­eas iden­ti­fied [ in the Scot­tish Gov­ern­ment Ad­vice].

“Whilst it does not rep­re­sent a hard

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