Local villagers have revealed their ‘devastation’ over a planning row which erupted with a former high flying banker who transformed his country seat into a luxury £3 million wedding venue. Green Cow founders Joe and Keeley Evans, from Herefordshire, spent £3m building a luxury events complex on their 1,500-acre Whitbourne Estate, and marketed the venue a year as a space for weddings, art exhibitions, wellness retreats and parties. The website for Crumplebury, 1.5 miles from Whitbourne village, advertised ‘raucous’ woodland celebrations, fine dining and ‘hang-over Bloody Marys’, with the venue pre-selling events and weddings worth £1m before it opened in November 2019. But within a fortnight of the first event, the couple were targeted with noise complaints from neighbours – living around 400metres away – who complained of ‘devastating’ and ‘life changing’ noise, ‘traffic chaos’ and ‘loud, amplified music.’ In November 2020, Herefordshire Council rejected an application to change the planning permisison to allow the venue to be used for weddings. Although celebrations are on hold because of the pandemic, the venue has a number of pre-bookings from 2020, which have been moved to 2021 and the couple could fulfil the bookings while appealing the decision. Local villagers in Herefordshire have revealed their ‘devastation’… Read full this story
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