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Agricultural appraisals

Used to assess the essential need for any residential development proposals in open countryside locations.

When required

Any proposal for a permanent or temporary agricultural or forestry worker’s dwelling(s). Applications for the removal of an occupancy condition relating to agricultural and forestry dwellings.

Guidance

The appraisal should be confined to a factual statement of the agricultural considerations involved and an evaluation of the need for the dwelling based on both a functional and financial need.

Fee

£462 including vat.

There is a separate fee payable, in addition to the standard planning fee, for applications requiring an agricultural or forestry appraisal. This is to cover our costs to appoint an independent professional to assess the functional and essential need for the dwelling(s) in relation to the agricultural business.