I am in the process of buying a house in Devon, it has a reasonable garden and it backs onto open fields. I have approached the farmer who has agreed to sell a small portion of the field, about one acre, which adjoins the garden. The land is registered as agricultural. I intend to use the land to keep a few Chickens, maybe a few Ducks and grow fruit and vegetables. Do I need to apply for a change of land designation if it is part of the garden, or can I, if I fence it seperate from the garden, still use it under the original agricultural designation?
Speak to some one from your local planning authority, as the last time I sought an informal opinion on projecting all my personal vegetable, fruit, & egg production into an adjoining field, enabling me to extend my patio, lawn, etc. over my current veg patch, hen run, etc, is that the planners would take a dim view of this and require me to prove the commercial viability of my newly aquired land to prove it was not simply an extension of the residential curtilage into open farmland.
Hello, I have found this old 2007 post to be very relavant to my own position, i live in a rural village and have an opertunity to purchase an acre of land (currently listed as agricultural) i intend to keep it completly seperate from my garden. i would like to keep chickens, grow my veg and a pony. can anyone advise me if i need change of use to keep livestock, or erect a stable?
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