Leeds City Council has ordered the noise of a herd of cow to be monitored for a year, after a dispute between two neighbours about excessive mooing spilled into a planning hearing.
James Bullock, of Swillington just outside of Leeds, played councillors the sounds of cows mooing during a retroactive planning hearing for a barn to house animals at neighbouring Swillington Organic Farm.
‘The noise has been intolerable. I have to lie there in bed listening to this bellowing,’ he said.
That’s what happens when you live next to a farm. You have the sounds of a farm next door to you.
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