Posted: 14/05/2015 at 20:46
You are not actually allowed to turn 'land' into a garden without planning permission.
A lot of people fall foul of this when they extend their garden into an adjoining field without permission. .....
I think the problem in these cases are when the land is part of a registered agricultural holding. Change of Use is needed for it to be used as a garden.
In Shirley's case, does she know what the land is registered as? It should have been revealed by the Searches etc when she bought it.