something of a local issue about caravans and 'polytunnels,'
planning permission was granted for a five year period
to John Chinn of Cobrey Farm last Wednesday, 13th April,
allowing him to erect more permanent accommodation facilities
for student 'pickers' and other farm workers at the Coughton
mobile homes currently located on the farm do not require
planning permission. Farm Partner, John Chinn said, 'They
only look the way they do because they are temporary.
Now that planning permission has been granted, a much
more landscaped housing area for farm workers can be built,
which will include a football pitch for relaxation.'
also wished to point out that he houses forty pylons on
his land, which are there to provide local people with
electricity. The polytunnels, which are in reality just
sheet polythene, are also there as a benefit - to provide
food. It is only the fact that the land is not level which
stops the polythene looking like a shimmering lake on
a sunny day.
Wednesday, John Chinn was interviewed by reporter, Enda
Brady, live on Central Television regarding the 'polytunnel'
issue and I travelled up to the location in the four wheel
drive vehicle with Enda and John to photograph the broadcast.
Below, the interview can be seen taking place. John shows
a pack of Asparagus produced at the farm for Marks &
Spencer. Pylons, polythene and the temporary caravans
can be seen in the background. Below that, another shot
of Enda and John with the camera crew during the live