Posted: 11/03/2013 at 20:58
As I understand it the land in question that was bought and added to the garden was previously part of a field and as such it will have been part of a Registered Agricultural Holding. To use it for anything other than agriculture will be in breach of planning regulations - this should have been made clear to the purchasers by their solicitor when handling the purchase. They could then have applied for permission for Change of Use to Residential - I think that's the appropriate classification. It is quite simple but it requires a fee. Sometimes people don't bother and think it doesn't matter. This proves that it does.
People would be up in arms if a farmer built a house on a field without planning permission - I'm afraid it's the same thing.
This has happened in the past and the house has been demolished.
This one. yes I have read it .