Stop East Hants District Council Targeting Orchard Farm Animal Sanctuary

Stop East Hants District Council Targeting Orchard Farm Animal Sanctuary

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ANITA PYE started this petition to Damian Hinds MP

Since a malicious complaint by an ex volunteer at the farm started the ball rolling East Hants District Council have been targeting the Sanctuary to make our life as difficult as possible. Since we are still in the process of challenging the legality of a prohibition notice served in May under the Health and Safety at Work Act, we have been visited by environmental health - conditions met to their satisfaction, planning inspector - no need for change of use as agricultural animals being kept on agricultural land, Animal welfare officers - no action required, Animal Health - no problems,  and only last week a visit from the valuation office agency as their planning department thinks we should be liable for business rates although their own planning inspector has said that we do not require to change the land use for business, and agricultural land and buildings are exempt from rates. All this on top of numerous emails and telephone calls with the council.  I am sure this is not the last visit we will receive it certainly feels like they are trying to intimidate us as I  we have been challenging them on many issues. They are wasting valuable taxpayers money when surely they have more important places it should be spent. I hope you can support us in our fight to keep the sanctuary going as these continual visits drain energy and time that we should be putting into the care of our animal residents, not fighting a government body.

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