Planning Applications, PD and the like (General Chat)

Dookist

Member
I would certainly advise running it past a planning consultant before making grand plans.

Brownfield is easier than greenfield providing the future use is suitable for the location. Pretty much any other use than residential would be preferred on a rural brownfield site - residential comes very low down the list.
Yet they say future housing must be built on brownfield before developing greefield/greenbelt... Dx
 

Dookist

Member
If cash really is as tight as you suggest, then you should either sell it as-is or remortgage it, get the legals sorted and then sell the property with a clean title. This won't be the only time you have an unexpected bill for a few quid (that's the nature of owning land/ property) so get out before it ruins you.
I'm going to sit it out...the land's not worth an awful lot. If I sell, then the protected species on site will probably be removed by someone seeking to develop...This has obviously happened in the past where bat access was blocked with scrunched up chicken wire. I really do care about these things...and I've not many years left to make a difference, really. So I may as well see how it goes. I can but try. The alternative is sitting in a council flat & waiting to die. Dx
 

Dookist

Member
But they also say all other forms of development should be considered before PDL in the countryside is
But they also say all other forms of development should be considered before PDL in the countryside is considered for residential use.
This area has only greenbelt left for future development ...there is no other land available so they are granting permission on farmland...there doesn't seem to be a list of brownfield sites and much of the surrounding land is in floodzone 3. Dx
 
There are areas of the country where future development will always be resisted - Flood Zones, National Parks, AONB's etc so to meet housing supply targets those LPA's affected will need to look at greenfield sites that don't have such designations OR they will need to share the burden with neighbouring LPA's.

A lot of new Local Plans are being thrown out by PINS before they reach adoption for this precise reason - for example Sevenoaks District Council didn't demonstrate they could meet their housing need stating that too much of their borough falls within Green Belt and/or AONB. PINS determined that they hadn't sought to cooperate with neighbouring authorities to share the housing need.
 

Manney

Member
Livestock Farmer
Location
Penzance
Are there any rules on how far a new build ag tie dwelling should be built away from existing slurry lagoons, silage clamps and livestock buildings?
 

Steevo

Member
Location
Gloucestershire
Are there any rules on how far a new build ag tie dwelling should be built away from existing slurry lagoons, silage clamps and livestock buildings?

If the planners had any sense they would stipulate it must be within a certain distance of them, not a certain distance away.

Would save the risk of relaxed agricultural planning rules being abused.

Clarkson is somewhat pushing it with his recent developments and isn't the only one.
 

Dookist

Member
Finally managed to engage an ecologist...every single company I tried was 'working at full capacity'...
There are no resident bats, sadly, so the ones I saw were commuting/foraging. But he provided a lovely report, saying; 'Although around one acre in size, the management of this site has created a haven for protected species that have an oasis in which to thrive. '
His speciality being Harvest Mice, he spent a couple of hours looking for nests. Found one, too!
It's now a waiting game... I'll update if anyone's interested... Dx
 

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Finally managed to engage an ecologist...every single company I tried was 'working at full capacity'...
There are no resident bats, sadly, so the ones I saw were commuting/foraging. But he provided a lovely report, saying; 'Although around one acre in size, the management of this site has created a haven for protected species that have an oasis in which to thrive. '
His speciality being Harvest Mice, he spent a couple of hours looking for nests. Found one, too!
It's now a waiting game... I'll update if anyone's interested... Dx

Ace, so you got one in time, and one who said the right things. This is a win.
 
Roughly speaking, taking artic lorry loads of palletised feed products and then sending out individual pallets (some we use ourselves)

No shop or anything else like that
We had a very similar situation with another farmer and they faced enforcement action as the council saw it as a storage and distribution operation under B8 Use Class.
 
Ok, thank you
If the majority was being kept for the farming operation and a few pallets were being collected by others to save on multiple transport costs then it may be seen as "de minimus" and not resulting in a material change of use but of it is storage and redistribution for financial gain then it is either Storage and Distribution or Retail.
 

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