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  • Joined Aug 2021
Agriculture / Pasture / Upgrade Existing Pole Barn
« on: August 09, 2021, 05:06:04 pm »
Afternoon all,

I am fairly new here as a member but have been a reader for sometime. I am currently looking at purchasing some land which is currently used for the grazing of sheep by a local farmer. It is approx 10acres. There is an existing pole barn there with tin sides and roof which has been there for more than 20 years I would say, probably even longer they just store bales in there currently. It needs a little TLC let's say.

So a few questions... If its classed as pasture land, what can the land be used for and not? I surely can have chickens if I like.

If I wanted to rebuild/modernise/fix/make safe on the pole barn or perhaps put some doors on the front. Would this need planning?

We have no plans to live on the land so its not a way how to build or convert a building into a house in 4yrs or similar.

Thanks in advance.


  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Agriculture / Pasture / Upgrade Existing Pole Barn
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2021, 09:30:23 pm »
You can keep your chickens.  Any animal can graze the grass.  I would just put doors on the barn and make it safe as long as you are not going for brick and extensions.


  • Joined Dec 2009
  • St Boswells, Scottish Borders
Re: Agriculture / Pasture / Upgrade Existing Pole Barn
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2021, 05:31:55 pm »
Check that the roof is not asbestos.


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