Polytunnel Planning Permission

sienewman

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Horticulture
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 12x30ft. Do I need to apply for planning permission?

It's probably worth noting that one of my neighbours will report it to the council no matter what so I need to get this right. He reported a neighbour 10 doors away from his house for building a shed.
 
Definitely need planning permission. If the 1ac was classed as residential then you would benefit from Permitted Development under Schedule 2 Part 1 Class E of the GPDO. But as it's agricultural land it falls under Schedule 2 Part 6 Class A or B. As it is under 5ha then it falls under Part B but that does not allow the construction of new buildings so you would need planning permission.
 

sienewman

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Horticulture
Definitely need planning permission. If the 1ac was classed as residential then you would benefit from Permitted Development under Schedule 2 Part 1 Class E of the GPDO. But as it's agricultural land it falls under Schedule 2 Part 6 Class A or B. As it is under 5ha then it falls under Part B but that does not allow the construction of new buildings so you would need planning permission.
That's a shame. What are the chances of the council passing a change of use for .7 of an acre from agricultural to garden? Maybe that might be the best bet to kill a few birds with one stone? There seems to be a few advantages to that which would work for me, including being able to site a caravan as ancillary accommodation to my attached property.
 
That's a shame. What are the chances of the council passing a change of use for .7 of an acre from agricultural to garden? Maybe that might be the best bet to kill a few birds with one stone? There seems to be a few advantages to that which would work for me, including being able to site a caravan as ancillary accommodation to my attached property.
There is a good chance they would approve it for change of use to residential amenity land but not residential curtilage. This won't help you as amenity land does not have Permitted Development rights.
My advice is to apply for planning permission to extend your garden and errect a polytunnel.
 

sienewman

Member
Horticulture
There is a good chance they would approve it for change of use to residential amenity land but not residential curtilage. This won't help you as amenity land does not have Permitted Development rights.
My advice is to apply for planning permission to extend your garden and errect a polytunnel.
Thank you :)
 
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