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1950s Agricultural Occupancy Condition Removed

A variation has successfully been obtained to a 1950’s condition attached to a planning approval for the erection of a farm worker’s dwelling to have its agricultural occupancy condition removed.

Bloomfields succinctly argued the case for the removal of the AOC through a five tier approach, which included a sufficient period of non-compliance; a lack of agricultural viability; diversification to non-agricultural activities; the unaffordability of the property to a ‘farm worker’; and the outdated  wording  of the condition itself.

In addition, it was successfully argued that the dwelling would, in any case, be acceptable given current local and national planning policy.

The case was approved exactly at eight weeks, something that has been an increasingly rare event given the current Covid pandemic.

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