Smallholding number?

Got a friend who’s bought a house with a few acres, and he’s been told it used to be a smallholding years ago.

Question is, would every smallholding have been given a number (not entirely sure when it was last deemed a smallholding - guessing 1950s) and if so, where could he find a record of this smallholding number?
 
Got a friend who’s bought a house with a few acres, and he’s been told it used to be a smallholding years ago.

Question is, would every smallholding have been given a number (not entirely sure when it was last deemed a smallholding - guessing 1950s) and if so, where could he find a record of this smallholding number?
What’s a small holding number or do you simply mean a holding number? Will need a holding number if he wants to keep a few livestock, would also need one to claim BPS but presumably too small for that.
 
Not sure whether it’s just a standard holding number, or whether there was / is a separate smallholding number - he was fairly adamant that there was.

I’m fairly sure he won’t have one, as it’s 3-4 acres at a guess. I think he’s trying to prove that the barn on the property was once for agricultural use so he’s in a better position planning wise.

Any idea when holding numbers came into existence?
 

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Not sure whether it’s just a standard holding number, or whether there was / is a separate smallholding number - he was fairly adamant that there was.

I’m fairly sure he won’t have one, as it’s 3-4 acres at a guess. I think he’s trying to prove that the barn on the property was once for agricultural use so he’s in a better position planning wise.

Any idea when holding numbers came into existence?

I think you will find it very difficult to get planning permission based simply on a holding number.
 

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A man has pleaded guilty at Newtownards Magistrates’ Court to waste offences relating to a bonfire next to the electrical sub-station on the Circular Road in Newtownards, Co. Down.

Gareth Gill (51) of Abbot’s Walk, Newtownards pleaded guilty to two charges under the Waste and Contaminated Land (Northern Ireland) Order 1997, for which he was fined £150 each and ordered to pay a £15 offender’s levy

On June 25, 2018, PSNI officers went to Gill’s yard, where they found a large amount of waste consisting of scrap wood, pallets, carpet and underlay.

Discussion with Northern Ireland Environment Agency (NIEA) officers confirmed the site...
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