A FARM has failed in its bid to overturn restrictions on game shooting on its land.

Iford Farm near Lewes has permission to shoot game 28 days of the year. But two years ago, Lewes District Council issued an enforcement notice after finding it was happening more often.

The owners of the farm appealed, but this has now been dismissed.

Councillor Emily O’Brien, Cabinet Member for Planning, said: “The scale of the shooting operation that was being proposed on Iford Farm was clearly at odds with the right of the public to be able to enjoy the special qualities and natural beauty of the South Downs National Park.

Councillor William Meyer said: “We will not stand idly by and allow anyone to ride roughshod over the planning policies that protect our most precious resources.”