NALC Legal Topic Notes: Planning

[62] PLANNING CONTROL OVER AGRICULTURAL LAND AND BUILDINGS

The use of land, and of buildings occupied therewith, for agriculture is not development and does not therefore need specific planning permission (section 55(2)(e) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990). ‘Agriculture’ includes the use of land for allotments (decided in Crowborough Parish Council v Secretary of State for the Environment and Wealden DC <1980> 43 P & CR 229).


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