Planning for agricultural building

Planning for agricultural building

Do I Need Permission - Ask An Expert Hi there just looking for some advice, i was looking to put up an agricutral shed 30ftx40ft on my farm. Im almost certain i need planning permission but have been told i may not need it,can anyone help?
Question Posted By – Daniel In Area – Other

  1. Do I Need PermissionDo I Need Permission09-14-2014

    Hello Daniel.

    This would come under class 18 for permitted development (Scotland) and is allowed if the flowing condition are met.

    Class 18.—
    (1) The carrying out on agricultural land comprised in an agricultural unit of—
    (a) works for the erection, extension or alteration of a building;
    (b) the formation, alteration or maintenance of private ways; or
    (c) any excavation or engineering operations,
    requisite for the purposes of agriculture within that unit.
    (2) Development is not permitted by this class if—
    (a) the development would be carried out on agricultural land less than 0.4 hectare in area;
    (b) it would consist of or include the erection, extension or alteration of a dwelling;
    (c) a building, structure or works not designed for the purposes of agriculture would be
    provided on the land;
    (d) the ground area to be covered by—
    (i) any works or structure (other than a fence) for the purposes of accommodating
    livestock or any plant or machinery arising from engineering operations; or
    (ii) any building erected or any building as extended or altered by virtue of this class,
    would exceed 465 square metres, calculated as described in sub-paragraph (5);
    (e) the height of any part of the building, structure or works within 3 kilometres of the
    perimeter of an aerodrome would exceed 3 metres;
    (f) the height of any part of the building, structure or works outwith 3 kilometres of the
    perimeter of an aerodrome would exceed 12 metres;
    (g) any part of the development would be within 25 metres of the metalled portion of a trunk
    or classified road; or
    (h) it would consist of or include the erection or construction of, or the carrying out of any
    works to, a building, structure or erection used or to be used for housing pigs, poultry,
    rabbits or animals bred for their skin or fur or for the storage of slurry or sewage sludge,
    and the building, structure or works is or would be within 400 metres of the curtilage of
    any protected building.
    (3) Development is permitted by this class subject to the following conditions—
    (a) where development is carried out within 400 metres of the curtilage of a protected
    building, any building, structure, erection or works resulting from the development shall
    not be used for housing pigs, poultry, rabbits or animals bred for their skin or fur or for
    the storage of slurry or sewage sludge;
    (b) where the development involves—
    (i) the extraction of any mineral from the land or from any disused railway embankment
    on the land; or
    (ii) the removal of any mineral from a mineral-working deposit on the land,
    the mineral shall not be moved off the land, unless planning permission for the winning
    and working of that mineral has been granted on an application made under Part III of the
    Act;
    (c) in the case of development which involves the deposit of waste materials on or under the
    land, no waste materials shall be brought onto the land from elsewhere except for
    development of the kind described in sub-paragraph (1)(a) or the creation of a hard
    surface, where the materials are incorporated into the building or works forthwith.
    (4)
    (a) Development consisting of the erection of a building or the significant extension or
    significant alteration of a building 90 is permitted by this class subject to the following
    conditions:—
    (i) the developer shall, before beginning the development, apply to the planning
    authority for a determination as to whether the prior approval of the authority will be
    required to the siting, design and external appearance of the building;
    (ii) the application shall be accompanied by a written description of the proposed
    development, the materials to be used and a plan indicating the site together with any
    fee required to be paid;
    (iii) the development shall not be begun before the occurrence of one of the following:—
    (aa) the receipt by the applicant from the planning authority of a written notice of
    their determination that such prior approval is not required;
    (bb) where the planning authority gives the applicant notice within 28 days
    following the date of receiving his application of their determination that such
    prior approval is required, the giving of such approval;
    (cc) the expiry of 28 days following the date on which the application was
    received by the planning authority without the planning authority making any
    determination as to whether such approval is required or notifying the
    applicant of their determination;
    (iv) the development shall, except to the extent that the planning authority otherwise
    agree in writing, be carried out—
    (aa) where prior approval is required, in accordance with the details approved;
    (bb) where prior approval is not required, in accordance with the details submitted
    with the application;
    (v) the development shall be carried out—
    (aa) where approval has been given by the planning authority, within a period of
    five years from the date on which approval was given;
    (bb) in any other case, within a period of five years from the date on which the
    planning authority were given the information referred to in subparagraph
    (a)(ii);
    (b) development consisting of the significant extension or the significant alteration of a
    building, may be carried out only once in respect of that building.
    (5) For the purposes of this class—
    (a) the area of 0.4 hectares shall comprise one piece of land except within the areas of the
    following planning authorities, namely Argyll and Bute Council, Highland Council,
    Orkney Islands Council, Shetland Islands Council and Comhairle nan Eilean Siar, where
    the area of 0.4 hectares may be calculated by adding together the areas of separate parcels
    of land;
    (b) the ground area referred to in sub-paragraph (2)(d) is the sum of—
    (i) the ground area which would be covered by the proposed development; and
    (ii) the ground area of any building (other than a dwelling), or any structure, works, plant
    or machinery within the same unit which is being provided or has been provided
    within the preceding two years and any part of which would be within 90 metres of
    the proposed development;
    (c) the 400 metres measurement referred to in sub-paragraphs (2) and (3) is to be measured
    along the ground;
    (d) “protected building” means any permanent building which is normally occupied by
    people or would be so occupied, if it were in use for purposes for which it is apt; but does
    not include—
    (i) a building within the agricultural unit;
    (ii) a dwelling or other building on another agricultural unit which is used for or in
    connection with agriculture.

    Note the above only applies in Scotland.

    Thanks for using Do I Need Permission.

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