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LeanneR88

  • Joined Jan 2014
Land and Static Home - Advice wanted
« on: September 26, 2019, 09:39:43 am »
Has anyone in Scotland purchased a piece of land and put a static home on it? Is this something that can be easily done?

Scarlet.Dragon

  • Joined May 2015
  • Aberdeenshire
Re: Land and Static Home - Advice wanted
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2019, 04:15:55 pm »
Several people have done it in Aberdeenshire....most have then faced enforcement action for removal after retrospective planning permission was refused.  A couple have got away with it in the past, generally by building a 4 high stack of Hesston bales with a residential caravan in the middle of them and living in it for 7 or 8 years before "using" the bales and gradually revealing their home... of course they'll never be able to sell it on because there's neither planning nor building consent in place.  I think Aberdeenshire Council is much more aware of things now and looks for these kinds of developments so it would be much harder to pull off these days I think.  Having said that, I believe the planning rules have changed to grant consent on ground where a previous dwelling existed... even if it was 100 years ago and just a wooden shack so start scouring old maps and "find" somewhere that shows a non-existent dwelling and you could find an opportunity.
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arobwk

  • Joined Nov 2015
  • Kernow. Some like to think it's in England.
Re: Land and Static Home - Advice wanted
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2019, 10:14:13 pm »
Hay bales are no defence against satellite imaging:  local authorities buy access to the latest satellite data for planning purposes (well, my LA does).  How often they critically review that data is another matter of course!

 

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