Thanks for replying both.
Darkbrowneggs, the land is in Inkberrow - am I close to you?
HappyHippy I've walked the land and there is no mains water, however I have a huge metal bowser and tractor so I'm sure that will come in handy. There is an awful lot of greenery at the bottom of the field, but it's so overgrown that I haven't managed to explore that bit yet. Hopefully a little water from land drainage etc.
I don't think I have much chance of getting power onto the land unless one of the houses which back onto it come up for sale and we buy it. I do have a generator however and it isn't massively noisy.
My thoughts are that I'd like a small amount of stock so chickens, sheep and maybe up to three of my mini ponies. I'd then like a section which I can grow veg and herb. I just have to be careful not to upset the Council in anyway. They don't keep an eye on the land at all as the houses which back onto it have been using it as a rear entrance to their gardens in the dry weather.....they've also removed fences
There is already a little shed on there, but it's padlocked and a railway carriage type wooden building which I thought would be ideal fro my chickens! I have a portable cabin which hopefully I can use to shelter and have a cup of tea when time allows