Mystery over marquee popped up at Hemingford poultry farm

14:25 24 January 2014

Chicken Farm, St Ives

Chicken Farm, St Ives

Archant

No fowl play was the conclusion of an ­investigation into the ­appearance of a marquee at the entrance to a Hemingford Grey poultry farm.

Suspicions were raised when the structure was put up at Galley Hill Farm, in Cambridge Road, just off the A14, earlier this month. It was thought to be close to the site of a proposed wind turbine and it was reported to Huntingdonshire District Council.

An HDC spokeswoman said one of the authority’s planning enforcement officers was told it was for a corporate function.

“This will involve a series of awards and presentations, which will finish on January 24 and the marquee will be off site by the end of January 27,” she said. “It does not require planning permission. We will check the site after this date.”

A 42m turbine has been proposed for the farm, which is owned by Amber Real Estate Investments Ltd. Objectors have raised safety concerns because of the proximity to the A14.

HDC has yet to rule on the planning application.

0 comments

More news stories

Yesterday, 15:48
Huntingdonshire District Council predicts there is the potential to build around 11,000 house on brownfield sites

Huntingdonshire District Council has revealed that there could be a potential to build more than 11,000 homes in the area over the next few decades.

Yesterday, 08:40
Hinchingbrook Health and Care NHS Trust have submitted plans to demolish exisiting accommodation to make way for more than 385 flats.

Plans have been submitted to demolish outdated accommodation at Hinchingbrooke Hospital.

Yesterday, 15:04
Paul Cox, from St Ives.

A cricket fan from St Ives is planning on visiting all 18 county cricket grounds in England and Wales inside 36 hours ro raise money for Bowl Cancer UK and Down’s Syndrome Association.

Yesterday, 08:40

A drunk driver who was more than twice over the legal limit has been banned from driving for 20 months.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Hunts Post e-edition today E-edition