The following Planning practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
A dwellinghouse can be constructed in the countryside only in very limited circumstances (eg where the property is required for a full time agricultural worker who needs to reside on a farm to care for livestock or agricultural produce). The planning permission for such a property will have an Agricultural Occupancy Condition (AOC) attached to it, whereby only a person employed (or last employed) in the locality in agriculture or forestry (and his dependents/widow(er)) may occupy the property.
The scope of AOCs has been the subject of much case law—see: Establishing breach of an AOC below for a summary of key case law on the subject.
An AOC dramatically limits the potential market for a property and therefore depresses its value. In addition, the agricultural population has greatly reduced in the last few decades, and so there may no longer be any need for agricultural workers in the vicinity of the property.
Owners of property subject to an AOC restriction can try to remove the condition either through:
making a planning application for variation of the earlier consent under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990), or
making an application for a certificate of lawfulness
TCPA 1990, s 73 allows applications to be made for permission
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and thousands of others like it, sign-in to LexisPSL or register for a free trial.
Existing user? Sign-in
Take a free trial
This Practice Note provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR. Depending on the court in which your matter is proceeding, you may also need to be mindful of additional provisions—see further below.You should also consider if the proceedings will be
You may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular business relationships or transactions which you determine present a low risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, having taken into account:•your organisation-wide risk assessment—see Practice Note:
Produced with input from Rebecca Cousin of Slaughter and May on market practice.This Practice Note summarises the rules and guidance in relation to parties who are, or may be presumed to be, acting in concert for the purposes of The City Code on Takeovers and Mergers (the Code). In particular the
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
0330 161 1234
To view our latest legal guidance content,sign-in to Lexis®PSL or register for a free trial.