Flexible use of agricultural land

Helps solve the housing crisis and boosts the economy at no cost to the government
The current restrictions on farm land are based on old concepts of land useage and do not take into account modern low carbon eco businesses that will boost the future economy

Why is this idea important?

Helps solve the housing crisis and boosts the economy at no cost to the government
The current restrictions on farm land are based on old concepts of land useage and do not take into account modern low carbon eco businesses that will boost the future economy

Revoke all agricultural clauses on residential property

There are some lovely properties going to rack and ruin simply because they still have an agricultural clause attached to them – these are surprisingly difficult to over-turn, and it's such a shame to see property going unloved and becoming a local eyesore.

Why is this idea important?

There are some lovely properties going to rack and ruin simply because they still have an agricultural clause attached to them – these are surprisingly difficult to over-turn, and it's such a shame to see property going unloved and becoming a local eyesore.

Allow ecological dwellings on rural land.

Land owners should be allowed to build dwellings to encourage ecological, small-scale agricultural businesses.

I've known various projects over the years that have either failed, or been made significantly harder, because local planners will not allow dwellings to be constructed. This is despite plans being drawn up that show that the dwelling will be a) very small b) ecologically sound and c) all but invisible. At the same time, planners allow vast steel and corrugated iron hay and cattle sheds to be put up without a second thought.

I think if owners can prove that their dwelling will a) be built in an ecologically sound manner (for example following BREAMM specifications b) have minimal visual impact and c) not degrade the land, thentbhe default position of councils should be to allow them.

Why is this idea important?

Land owners should be allowed to build dwellings to encourage ecological, small-scale agricultural businesses.

I've known various projects over the years that have either failed, or been made significantly harder, because local planners will not allow dwellings to be constructed. This is despite plans being drawn up that show that the dwelling will be a) very small b) ecologically sound and c) all but invisible. At the same time, planners allow vast steel and corrugated iron hay and cattle sheds to be put up without a second thought.

I think if owners can prove that their dwelling will a) be built in an ecologically sound manner (for example following BREAMM specifications b) have minimal visual impact and c) not degrade the land, thentbhe default position of councils should be to allow them.