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Equine law: diversification and planning

An overview of planning laws which can affect diversification from farming into equestrian activities.

Year of Publication2010

Diversification activities which are classed as development generally require planning permission. Formal planning applications are needed for any development which is not covered by the General Permitted Development Order 1995. The definition of development is provided and examples are discussed. Position and size of any new development need to be carefully considered in any planning proposal.

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Supporting the development of the national rural economy.

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