A COUPLE who want to produce meat, elephant garlic and mushrooms on agricultural land near Fordingbridge are appealing to the Secretary of State to allow them to live on their land for three years.

Sophia Fletcher and Nick Crowe have been allowed to keep their access into Puddleslosh Lane, but were denied permission to stay on site in a mobile home.

The pair are keeping goats, chickens and quail at the site, and have moved containers there to house the operation.

Once the garlic has been harvested they intend to grow Christmas trees.