A POULTRY farmer has been told plans for a new track across farmland in Monmouthshire are acceptable. 

Nick Davies, of Usk Vale Poultry Ltd in Glascoed, notified the county council of his plans for a permeable gravel access track at Croes Bleddyn Farm near Itton. 

The five metre wide, and 1,545m long, track to serve the back of a poultry building will be positioned to avoid a group of protected trees along the edge of an existing field and there is no need to create a new access. 

Planning officer Thomas Engel said such a track is “commonplace in a rural setting” and the applicant has said it will only be used for agricultural purposes and they own and maintain sufficient land.