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Plans for polytunnels on former Redmarley farm of convicted killer, Adrian Prout, withdrawn

By EchoLauraC  |  Posted: January 21, 2014

Redhill Farm in Redmarley

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Proposals to put polytunnels on the former Forest of Dean farm of a convicted killer have been withdrawn.

Planning bosses were due to decide on an application to grow asparagus at Springfield Farm, previously known as Redhill Farm in Redmarley.

Adrian Prout strangled his wife Kate on the farm and is serving an 18 year sentenced after being found guilty of murder.

Kate Prout disappeared in November 2007, but it was not until four years later her husband finally admitted killing her and showed detectives where he had buried her body in neighbouring woodland.

The Chinn family, from Ross-on-Wye, bought and renamed the £1.6 million farm a week before he failed a lie detector while in prison, admitted strangling her and revealed the site where he got rid of the 55-year-old retired school teacher’s body.

The family wanted to put 20 hectares under polythene tunnels to grow the vegetable, but more than 20 neighbours objected stating it would create an eyesore.

Officers from the Forest of Dean district council’s planning department had recommended approval in the plans.

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