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  • Joined Mar 2020
  • Devon
To live on the land tempary build
« on: March 19, 2020, 07:48:04 pm »
 Hi I have nine acres of land, all grass I would like advice regarding living on the land to build a small holding.

If you have any tips would be most appreciated live in Devon


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  • Joined Feb 2011
  • Cornwall
  • Rarely short of an opinion but I mean well
Re: To live on the land tempary build
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2020, 11:28:53 am »
Lots of good info on the Chapter7 website.
« Last Edit: March 20, 2020, 11:34:59 am by SallyintNorth »
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Live in a cohousing community with small farm for our own use.  Dairy cow, beef cattle, pigs, sheep for meat and fleece, ducks and hens for eggs, veg and fruit growing


  • Joined Feb 2017
  • Carmarthenshire
Re: To live on the land tempary build
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2020, 11:32:12 am »
Hi Lee, congratualtions on buying your own plot of land. I'm sorry to put a downer on your excitment, but I'm sure you can imagine that creating a smallholding is really not as easy as buying land and then building on it. If you have brought agricultural land, then you will of paid the appropriate price for agricultural land. If you had brought land with planning permission for a caravan, house, barns the price would probably of been several (hundred) thousand more.

There are very firm rules about what can be placed on agricultural land, your really best off speaking to either a planning adviser, or possibly the council direct. They will be able to advise you if there would be any possibility of putting a caravan, barn, or even a property on the site.


  • Joined Mar 2020
  • Devon
Re: To live on the land tempary build
« Reply #3 on: March 21, 2020, 11:54:48 am »
Completely understand I have emailed my local planning to arrange the next steps, thanks for the advice.

Hope you all keep well in this outbreak.

Can't get nothing in the shops, wish I started the small holding last year?




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