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Planning Permission - Corwall, what are they like
« on: August 28, 2018, 06:48:15 pm »

I'm looking to buy ideally 5 hectares + of land in Cornwall & plan to use it for a mixture of
Small holding livestock
Crop growing
Tourist Campsite (under the 28 day rule)
Local events (woodland education, film nights, summer maize, general integration into the local community)

I understand we can build a barn & live on a mobile home for 5 years due to agriculture & also for livestock keeping but as we expand & grow with the years we'd of course like to have a permanent lodge built & to extend the campsite to an all year round one.

I'm wondering if anyone has tried or achieved any or all of the above & what your experiences were with Cornish planning.

Appreciate any advice, thanks.


  • Joined Nov 2015
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Re: Planning Permission - Corwall, what are they like
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 04:06:29 pm »
Hi @SteveB.  Not sure how I missed your post:  here are some belated comments.
Firstly, I'm wondering how your land search is going (?):  finding that perfect bit of land in Cornwall to meet your aspirations is not easy!  Such parcels do not come up often and, when they do, you will need to be v v quick and expect to pay a good price:  not as much per acre as a couple of acres for a pony paddock, but ...More likely than not, those 5 ha or so that you want will have been split into smaller parcels to go on the market. 

28 day rule:  usefulness might depend on whether your land is adjacent attentive/disgruntled neighbours!

Re Cornwall Council planning: I don't think they are much different to any other Local Authority.  That said, from my limited experience, they do take support for new rural businesses seriously.  On the other side of the coin though, Cornwall is a popular place to be (unfortunately becoming over-populated perhaps) and CC have no reason, I reckon, to encourage/accept development proposals that push the envelope.  I would say/guess that any future development proposal/requirement you might be trhinking about for "living on the land" will be v v carefully scrutinised and, probably, refused in most circumstances.

« Last Edit: December 11, 2018, 05:48:57 pm by arobwk »


  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow in October: reclaimed !
Re: Planning Permission - Corwall, what are they like
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2018, 03:34:46 pm »
Well, I guess SteveB's post was another "come and go" forum enquiry! 
« Last Edit: December 15, 2018, 03:47:13 pm by arobwk »


  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Planning Permission - Corwall, what are they like
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2018, 06:32:12 pm »
Yes , it's a shame when people go to the trouble to give a useful reply, and not even an acknowledgement. :thinking: 
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