We have a farm, there is one house in which our family and dbil and dsil, with their children all live. It is pretty cramped but the farm requires both my dh and his db to be working there and available most the time. Under the new planing rules what are our chances of building a second house and are there any things which sway it more in our favour. Has anyone had any experience of this?
Well, the nppf supports the construction of agricultural related dwellings where they would not otherwise be allowed but will be dependent on your particular situation and the proposed location of the property. Often a need to be near the farm, particularly if there are animals involved will be compelling evidence on why your family needs to live on site. A history with and commitment to the farm will be important too. If the lpa grant pp then it is likely that it would be subject to an agricultural occupancy restriction. Have a look at the core strategy on your local councils website which deal with rural development and then ring up and speak to a planner about your proposal.
You need to go and speak to your local planning officer, you may find that you will be given permission, but with a covenant that it can ONLY be used for agricultural workers! which makes getting a mortgage a nightmare.
Agricultural tie doesn't bother us, it'll always be for that use. Mortgage shouldn't be too much of a problem as probably can cover most of the capital ourselves. The farm has been in our family for nearly 100 years with each generation working it then taking it on, now its our generations turn so to speak so hopefully that would demonstrate commitment!