Horse saga on the nose
HOW SAD to read Dave Wakeman is being harassed by the shire and a neighbour because of a horse in rural Toodyay.
I am sure there are rules in place but the shire has been known to play loose with the rules on occasions, which it is entitled to do.
For instance, some years ago two non-conforming businesses were allowed to operate within a short distance of each other in Picnic Hill Road.Read more
One was approved after the usual application was lodged but the other was approved retrospectively because it was already operating when the shire became aware of its existence.
In comparison, an extra horse on a rural property pales into insignificance.
Among the conditions set out to allow the extra horse, I think the one to prevent manure leaching into groundwater was a gem.
I only hope our councillors don’t realise there are quite a few sheep, cattle, horses and alpacas roaming around properties in Toodyay on which there are no controls for the prevention of their manure leaching into groundwater.
A lot of us will be in trouble when they do realise.