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Hitdogjohnson

  • Joined Oct 2022
Agricultural land within greenbelt
« on: October 18, 2022, 11:38:55 am »
Hello,

Agricultural land within green belt - can you plant a small orchard?

Any particular caveats with green belt?

Thanks

Penninehillbilly

  • Joined Sep 2011
  • West Yorks
Re: Agricultural land within greenbelt
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2022, 05:40:04 pm »
The green belt is purely to stop urban sprawl, development. Unless you are planning a house/building with your orchard, I think it sounds perfect to protect a green area.

Badger Nadgers

  • Joined Mar 2013
  • Derbyshire/North Staffs
Re: Agricultural land within greenbelt
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2022, 04:10:36 pm »
Assuming the land is currently agricultural:

Where is it in relation to your house?  If adjoining, be careful it is not seen an extension to a garden, or you will run into change of use issues (agricultural <-->domestic) with planning.  You only need one person who gets jealous and sees it as you using it to boot a residential property value for things to become a faff.

It might be an issue if you claimed BPS grant.  Don't know much about that.

Other than that, is it a private orchard or a community orchard?  If other people are involved, even as volunteers, it may require a change in your insurance.

Consider if you might want to revert back to grazing - there's a difference in planting trees as a shelter belt than for orchard.

landroverroy

  • Joined Oct 2010
Re: Agricultural land within greenbelt
« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2022, 09:03:56 pm »
Hello,

Agricultural land within green belt - can you plant a small orchard?

Any particular caveats with green belt?

Thanks


Yes you can plant an orchard on agricultural land. As mentioned - the green belt is irrelevant. Google it, for your own peace of mind, before you spend a fortune on trees. :thumbsup:
« Last Edit: November 24, 2022, 09:06:01 pm by landroverroy »
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