Held a useful briefing and update session with Colaton Raleigh PC earlier in week. Topics covered Solar PV at a brown field site and an update on the Clinton Farms dirty water system and lagoon which will help further reduce any possibility of diffuse pollution and excessive nitrates in the soil at the wrong time of the year. Being an organic farm a lot has been done already to improve soil fertility and conditions for wildlife, however, there is always more to be done. We also gave an outline of a future planning application to erect a building to enable a second organic herd to be established at Otter, which would result in the calving unit moving elsewhere and a new road being established taking all farm traffic off Church Road.
Hope to hold sessions like this every six months or so with all parishes.