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it isn't that difficult!!! surely you have some property lawyers
i look forward to your answer.....
hi barns completed in 2004. land was classed as redundant agricultural land, which the council accepted at the time of the original application - 1999.
thanks for that. i no longer own any of the barns or other land associated with the remaining poultry shed land, does that matter?
the original poultry sheds all had large runs with them which i have photographs, these went well into the paddock. furthermore one of the main existing storage sites is the original shed floor slab.
judging by your response, and the fact the council despite their knowledge of the storage, have still not issued enforcement proceedings is it best just to leave things as they are?
i intend to apply for either change of use to B1 or apply for C3 in the future and if i do i will be looking at stating the existing use is B8. is it down to the council to dispute that at the application stage?
if i apply for pp in the near future is it likely that the council will bring up the fact that i am calling the existing use of the site 'B8' despite not having applied for a certificate in the past. or will the council already be aware of the fact that the original approved plans already state the sheds/land were to be used for storage/residential use?
Are you happy with the information I have provided to you above or is there anything above I can clarify for you any further?
one final point, if the whole site is just under an acre but over the years all of it has not been used for storage how does the council decide what area has a change of use, how is it possible to allocate certain parts, what happens to the rest of the paddock?
thanks for that. i think the council may have shot themselves in the foot on this one. it was the council who granted pp for the use of the existing buildings that were associated with the barn conversions i.e garages and storage. this meant the original farmhouse had no outbuildings. as a result land outside the red line (which was lined blue and housed the poultry units) of the barn conversions, was designated and approved for storage/residential use for the farmhouse. how can the council turn back from the approved permission?
yes the red line surrounded the barns and the farmhouse for the pp required for the barn conversions. at the time there was no applications for the farmhouse. however as i explained the buildings that were associated with the farmhouse were allocated to the barns for garages/stores. as a result it was deemed necessary that the poultry units be retained for storage/residential use for the farmhouse. at the time the poultry shed land was line blue and was marked 'poultry sheds to be retained for domestic use'. this has been acknowledged by the council and they have stated that it forms part of the approved plans even though it is not within the red line!
hi almost there!
one thing you didn't answer was if there is a material change of use of the land to B8, how does the council apportion the area from say some of the land that is just grass?