A farmer has been given permission for part of his farm to become a place where dead animals can be dropped off. Llyr Jones had applied to Conwy Council for retrospective planning permission to turn his sheep incinerator into a fallen stock collection unit where other farmers could drop off animal carcasses. Mr Jones who farms at Derwydd, Llanfihangel Glyn Myfyr, had built an incinerator to deal with dead sheep but said this was no longer viable. Instead he wants to be able to have farmers drop off dead animals at the site before he sends them on to be properly disposed of. Officers  recommended that permission for the application be granted. The original use as an incinerator was consented and implemented in 2005 and successfully ran as a non-profitable organisation. Bryn county councillor, Andrew Hinchcliff, proposed the granting of permission and this was seconded by Mostyn county councillor, Greg Robbins. He said: “I get very concerned when I see the word retrospective but I cannot see any reason to refuse this application.” Cllr Robbin’s concerns were shared by the committee chair woman, Cllr Sue Lloyd-Williams who said: “I also would agree that when I see the word retrospective it does cause me some concern and hesitation. But this is an ok application that supports the local rural economy.” Councillors voted in favour of granting permission to the application.