Good idea after WW2, but out of date in 2010. Why should owners of agtie properties be forced to either comply with restriction or have to sell if they cannot? If an ag business or employment ceases why should I leave my home? I should not be forced to market it for up to 2 years to demonstrate a lack of local agricultural housing need! I dont want to move.
I accept there has to be some planning regulation in the countryside, but this law is surely against human rights? Im proposing radical changes in what constitutes agricultural occupancy. The list of occupations should be widened to encompass smallholder, farrier, blacksmith, and other country occupations not presently accepted under the existing legislation. And, because profit isnt necessarily the main point for some whose lifestyle choice has led them to an agtie property, the necessity to prove income should be abolished.
Why is this idea important?
This draconian and out of date law needs revisited. In the present economic climate dwellers in ag tie restricted properties are under considerable pressure. The threat from enforcement due to non fulfillment of the terms of the ag tie should be removed.
I beleive that this impinges on human rights.