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planning permission for smallholding

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  1. coz_d
    Member

    i'm looking to buy 15+ acres of land to create a smallholding in either Devon or Wales with pigs, sheep & goats (already got chickens & quail!)
    Does anyone know how easy/difficult it is to get planning permission for 1-2 static caravans for me to live on site?
    Or of any useful sites/info?
    thanks

    Posted 6 years ago #
  2. hi Coz, you may already buy it but if not the smallholder magazines have lots of adverts from people who may be able to give you advice and theres a list of individual smallholer groups again they may be able to offer advice
    good luck i would love to buy one of these woods you see for sale and be able to put a log cabin on it
    Mo

    mo x
    Posted 6 years ago #
  3. campbell ridge
    Administrator

    If you go onto your chosen area's local government planning portal, you should be able to see previous applications and whether that have been approved or disallowed and the reasons why.
    I know it used to be possible to put a static caravan on land and live in it for a few years, which then made you eligible to make it more permanent, but I don't know if this is still the case. If there is a building of some sort on the land already, then you are more likely to get permission.

    Sarah L
    Posted 6 years ago #
  4. Hi Coz_d,
    Good luck finding your smallholding, as mentioned many areas have smallholder groups so that may be a place to start. Just looked up smallholdings for sal and found these websites
    http://www.ruralscene.co.uk/look/frame.asp
    http://www.greenshifters.co.uk/
    http://thesmallholdingcentre.co.uk/

    This maybe useful re planning permission for static caravan and smallholdings http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/archive/index.php/t-1929897.html
    http://forums.countrysmallholding.com/cs/forums/1248574/ShowPost.aspx

    Hope this helsp and good luck!
    Kind regards
    sAra @ farmingfriends

    Posted 6 years ago #
  5. coz_d
    Member

    thanks for all your comment and links
    i currently spend 5 hours a day commuting - all for a massive mortgage and a pension. it's not worth it as my other half's not going to have a long retirement, so it's time to make that change
    now to try to get work to make me redundant!
    cheers all

    Posted 6 years ago #

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