Agricultural occupancy condition ‘local’ definition

IEM

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‘Employed locally on agriculture’
Anyone got a definitive definition of locally in the context of AOCs?
Are we talking 50 yards, 3 miles or same county? Or is there no set definition?
Considering buying a place and want to know if I am compliant with the rules or not.
 

Goweresque

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North Wilts
Probably one of those words that are the reason solicitors have nice houses and cars - it creates a lot of work for them to get an answer! I suspect the definition could be argued to change over time - what would be considered local today might not have been 40 years ago. Personally I'd be prepared to argue that living within 10 miles of your workplace would be considered local in today's terms, 20 miles would probably not be, and the difference open to personal (and legal) interpretation.
 
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Probably one of those words that are the reason solicitors have nice houses and cars - it creates a lot of work for them to get an answer! I suspect the definition could be argued to change over time - what would be considered local today might not have been 40 years ago. Personally I'd be prepared to argue that living within 10 miles of your workplace would be considered local in today's terms, 20 miles would probably not be, and the difference open to personal (and legal) interpretation.
Often wondered about this. A holding / flock / herd number for livestock applies within a 10 mile radius, so if it's OK for the stock surely it's Ok for the stock worker?
 
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I’m wondering if the tie actually says locally or is it the agent putting it in to dissuade any interest, as said, in order to get tie lifted. Is the agent local or one that specialises in getting ties lifted? @Nearly has the right idea you will probably have to engage with the council.
 

IEM

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Essex
Probably one of those words that are the reason solicitors have nice houses and cars - it creates a lot of work for them to get an answer! I suspect the definition could be argued to change over time - what would be considered local today might not have been 40 years ago. Personally I'd be prepared to argue that living within 10 miles of your workplace would be considered local in today's terms, 20 miles would probably not be, and the difference open to personal (and legal) interpretation.
Yes by searching I haven’t found anything clear to define local so I guess it is something the occupier has to prove/justify if challenged
 

IEM

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Essex
I’m wondering if the tie actually says locally or is it the agent putting it in to dissuade any interest, as said, in order to get tie lifted. Is the agent local or one that specialises in getting ties lifted? @Nearly has the right idea you will probably have to engage with the council.
I have seen the original paperwork relating to planning permission and it says local in the conditions
 

anzani

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Suggest that you consider whether you can fulfill the requirements of section 336 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 firstly, and then whether you could reasonably 'move ' the base of your compliant business to be 'local' with regard to the LPA definition. Easy with a limited company (just change the Registered Office), maybe less clear cut for Sole trader.
 

O'Reilly

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I very much doubt that you would be ever be challenged over this. Most council planning departments are overworked enough without chasing something like this up. Round here they are reluctant to go after glaring transgressions, let alone the petty stuff
 

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Written by Rachel Martin

NFU Cymru members and Assembly Members have been celebrating the role that Welsh farmers play in producing nutritious, high quality, safe affordable food during an event at the Senedd today on World Food Day (October 16).

The lunchtime event, which was sponsored by Llyr Gruffydd AM, included a special menu of fine Welsh produce.

Speaking at the event, NFU Cymru...
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