1. P

    Building a log cabin for residential use on our own agricultural land - likely to get permission?

    Does anyone know if this is likely to be allowed? (before I pay up the £285 for pre-app advice). We moved into a farmhouse with mother-in-law 2 years ago but after 20 years in my own home elsewhere I'm finding it very hard-going not having my own private territory, and the relationship between...
  2. D

    Workers wanting more than Managers

    Talking to a farm manager on large veg operation. Casual workers now wanting more than his wage. Good growing season but my veg is selling well, so perhaps true. How do they pick strawberries for 40p per punnet, which is what I paid yesterday.
  3. Grassman

    Changing property to a farm

    I have noticed locally that numerous residential properties have changed their house names to include the word "farm" Around 6 locally to me. Most have very little if any land and certainly don't actually farm them. What is the gain in this? Does it just make your property sound more important?
  4. H

    Farm land neighbour help!!

    My neighbour has a outbuilding garage (like a big garden summer house made out of wood) which has been around for 10 years. It backs on to my farms field. He has one illegal window and one window granted by permission. He is constantly telling me to cut my bushes, he destroyed my trees on my...
  5. M

    You won’t believe this

    My mate runs a beef and sheep farm. One of his neighbours has glamping pods which border my friends farm. Yesterday morning he gets a very irate couple in his yard going mad that his cows have been having s*x in front of their children. Apparently they’d gone mad at the glamping pod site owner...
  6. C

    Splitting a 90 acre field into 45 x 2 acre fields

    Just pondering I have a 90 acre field on the Urban Fringe ( if planning isn’t favourable for more lucrative uses) What would stop me splitting into 45 x 2 acre fields and selling each one individually there seems loads of new people on here wanting to buy an acre or two for the Good Life. say...
  7. Robert

    Motorhome Pitch Electric Requirement

    Can anyone tell me what the total electric supply requirement would be for a 5 caravan / Motorhome pitch set up? Just investigating grid connection and need a starting value for approaching electricity supplier. Thanks
  8. S

    buying and selling small plots of land

    Apologies if this one gets asked all the time But is there a market place/ auction or magazine where small plots of land are advertised for sale (without hose) Or is it all done by word and mouth, or is it so small that its not worth bothering with at all! But my question is; is there...
  9. L

    Blue water pipe lengths

    Can you get blue pipe in longer lengths than 150m ? Need about 830m of 15mm/20mm in the winter and its a lot of joints if I have to use 150m lengths
  10. Phil P

    Are the General public completely oblivious to the dangers of large farm machinery?

    A few of days ago while combining a field with a footpath alone one side I had a very near miss with a member of the public! The footpath was clear as I’d started cutting along it andI was chopping the straw so a lot of dust blowing towards the path. Well, a woman had walked at pace and got...
  11. T

    Guests taking a lend ?

    Ok so we have holiday cottages rented out with sleeping for 6 people , since lockdown has ended we are finding people are booking a cottage say 3 bedroom then arriving with motor homes we just had guests leave today who arrived with 2 motor homes a d parked them on the drive we suspect there was...
  12. steveR

    Cheap (Chinese?) finger bar hedge cutters?

    I have what seem like an ever increasing area of garden type and smart road hedges around the farm, and my heart sinks at the thought of using a manual machine these days... Sadly much of this type of hedge is inaccessible to the contractors flail machines, either because of access, low trees...
  13. S

    Polytunnel Planning Permission

    I've had some conflicting advice about putting a polytunnel on my land and hope to get some more advice here. I own just short of an acre of land that's technically classed as agricultural (I have chickens/veg garden/pigs) and I'd like to put up a polytunnel. I'm thinking something around...
  14. S

    Why should I stay..............

    Help me out please. Particularly those native Scots. I have spent half my life north of the border, but was born in the south. 20 plus years here. I am now after that time able to consider buying a small chunk for ourselves. However........ When I came north my lineage was not of much...
  15. D

    Enforcement Notice- Grounds of Appeal

    Hello.... another planning question, please; If the LPA were to assume that the building I've put up (without permission) is for a dwelling, how can I convince them that it isn't? I've installed a WC/shower, (the dogs roll in fox poo), but there is no kitchen, bedroom, lighting or heating...
  16. Clive

    Are you all depressed ?

    I've been lucky enough to have a bit of a family holiday recently with lockdown restrictions ending and I've also spent a lot more time with none farming friends and reduced my time talking farming online a fair bit. After a period where that has been hard to do it's easy to forget just how...
  17. L

    No broadband but 4g for smart tv

    Can't get broadband to my dad's house but he wants a smart tv, good 4g signal, what do I need to connect his tv up so it can use Amazon prime etc ?
  18. JP1

    Jeremy's Treibewagen

    A few photos at the start showing @the-mad-welder 's handiwork (and my rubbish paint work) Just like my crush, P can take a basic sketch by me for what I want and make it happen More photos over the coming weeks
  19. D

    European floods

    Now Germany is hit along with neighbours. Its usually Spain that seems to get the worst floods alternating with desert type droughts. 65 people lost their lives, that is really bad. When we had the flooding that hit Sheffield, perhaps one or two deaths only. The countryside won't be reported...
  20. Andrew1983

    Alternative to pick ups

    Looking for options to replace a van at mrs work (vet practice) they currently have 1 L200 and a few berlingo sized vans. The large animal vets are towing a tipper crush at times and there’s a bit of conflict with vehicle sharing so in an ideal word they would run 3 pickups. Seeing as there is a...