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    Quote Originally Posted by The Martian View Post
    If you get nowhere with the Council, look into the rules for a pig farm. You don't need a huge number but you can put accommodation there and stay there (but not officially live there, initially) because it's within the rules as they need to be cared for. When you've got a semi permanent home there for a while it makes getting planning easier. Bit of a work up, but if you're determined to live on your land it's an old workaround (which may well have changed but worth a look at the rules etc as a fall back).

    Also, if you get pigs

    Ah and people haven't got wise to that.

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    What are you talking about? I know at least two people I work with who have built houses on their own land in the last 18 months? What does every self builder do? Build their houses on someone else's land?
    Agricultural land...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scud View Post
    I don’t even bother to read what Val posts anymore.

    Thanks everyone for your input, I’ll be speaking to the council today. I know three people who have built on their own land recently, they did come up against opposition but overcame it, all used the same architect as well so they tell me, and he happens to be one of my customers.
    Now I'm going to sound like a cnut, but why not speak to those people.

    If the ability to build on agricultural land is so easy, why isn't it done more often? Especially where resi land is worth so much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    Ah and people haven't got wise to that.
    Don't know, which is why I said look into it as a last resort - 10 years ago it was an exploitable loophole. The OP might be on a similar path with the equine as horses also require close at hand care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    Now I'm going to sound like a cnut, but why not speak to those people.

    If the ability to build on agricultural land is so easy, why isn't it done more often? Especially where resi land is worth so much?
    I have, all a different story, was asking here to see if anyone else has been through the process, the more info the better

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Martian View Post
    Don't know, which is why I said look into it as a last resort - 10 years ago it was an exploitable loophole. The OP might be on a similar path with the equine as horses also require close at hand care.
    With the bonus of self propelled bacon.......bacon...

    It was an exploitable loop hole, with lots of caveats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by scud View Post
    I have, all a different story, was asking here to see if anyone else has been through the process, the more info the better
    Ah in that case, go to the planning office ask to see the local plan and chat to the duty planner. Have a chat, should be for free, keep quiet and let the planner talk. Note there maybe caveats on the land from the change of use to horsey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    With the bonus of self propelled bacon.......bacon...

    It was an exploitable loop hole, with lots of caveats?


    I don't know the details, just know of someone who did it a number of years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katana View Post
    Agricultural land...
    There was a programme years ago, following a planning inspector type bod as he went about his business. One property he mentioned was a four bedroom luxury bungalow, built on agricultural land. He said that he could guarantee that if he made an appointment to visit, there would be a horse in the kitchen that day . . .

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