A top chef's bid to "get some flavour back into pork" has hit a planning snag with the local council.
Antony Worrall Thompson plans to cross-breed his eight Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs (said to taste like wild boar) with an English variety - such as the Tamworth - at his Henley home's smallholding that supplies his Woz and Wiz restaurants with organic produce.
But he did not seek planning permission for the pig and chicken shed he erected two to three years ago, and when it was brought to the council's attention, they refused to grant it.
A hearing with the Minister of the Environment has been pencilled in for September. Meanwhile, said Worrall Thompson - who is about to add 100 chickens to the menagerie - the breeding programme goes on.