Proposal to create educational farm at Oaklands Park

The Devon Cambian School, based at Oaklands Park, has submitted a planning application to use the school playing field for an educational farm.  They want to enhance their provision with the introduction of small organically farmed products to include up to 50 laying hens, goats, a small number of pigs and a small polytunnel for fruit, vegetables and edible flowers.  Associated buildings such as a barn/stable, an outdoor classroom/workshop and a vegetable stores will be planned, designed and built by the students.  It is intended to provide food boxes for the local community and distribute produce through The Seed.  The Town Council has asked for an extension to the period of consultation until July 9th so that local residents can be fully informed and respond if they wish.  The full application (number 0270/18) can be viewed and commented on online on the Dartmoor National Park website here.