This Practice Note explains when uses of land for agricultural purposes are permitted for the purposes of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 and therefore do not require planning permission. It covers changes from agriculture to residential, flexible commercial uses and state-funded schools or registered nurseries, with reference to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987.
This Practice Note lists the circumstances in which local authorities can consider a complaint about a high hedge under the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 (ABA 2003), providing definitions of high hedge, domestic property and reasonable enjoyment. It explains that problems associated with high hedges can be prevented by attaching planning conditions to permissions for new developments, with reference to guidance in Circular 11/95, and mentions that formal complaints under ABA 2003 should be a last resort. It then provides an overview of the procedure for dealing with complaints under ABA 2003.
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