What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?

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Re: What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?
« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2010, 09:08 »
Sassy - Are you talking of people trying to get permission to build or just to be rated as agricultural?


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Re: What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?
« Reply #31 on: May 14, 2010, 07:53 »
Just a quick update - more in my other post.

Had notification of a planning investigation yesterday and the enforcement officer came to see me same day.

One of the things she said was that a small holding number doesn't mean a thing and neither does keeping chickens.  If that's all you have then it's domestic and planning permission is required.

So I guess it rather depends on whether one's miserable neighbours see fit to complain  ::)  Of course there is no problem as long as they are in your garden, but on agricultural land it's a problem.

However because we are doing other things the situation is somewhat easier. 

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Re: What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2010, 08:16 »
Sassy - Are you talking of people trying to get permission to build or just to be rated as agricultural?



Trying to get permission to build
Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted!!

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Re: What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?
« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2010, 08:17 »
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So I guess it rather depends on whether one's miserable neighbours see fit to complain  ::)  Of course there is no problem as long as they are in your garden, but on agricultural land it's a problem.
 
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Even if your neighbours object it still needs to be on planning grounds. :)

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Re: What constitutes a smallholding - are hens enough?
« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2010, 08:22 »
Even if your neighbours object it still needs to be on planning grounds. :)

I know but what I guess happens a lot is people quite happily raise a few chickens and produce without realising that if some-one were to complain, there could be a problem.

Were it not for this one neighbour hating our dogs, I daresay no-one would have bothered about us having a few hens and growing some veg.  We, and the neighbours, would have quite happily thought that it was fine since it was 'agriculture'.



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