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How can an agricultural tie be lifted? And if it is done so by an application for a certificate of lawfulness, what are the requirements?

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Published on LexisPSL on 20/12/2016

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  • How can an agricultural tie be lifted? And if it is done so by an application for a certificate of lawfulness, what are the requirements?
  • Section 73 application
  • Certificates of lawfulness

How can an agricultural tie be lifted? And if it is done so by an application for a certificate of lawfulness, what are the requirements?

An agricultural restriction (otherwise known as an agricultural tie) is a condition imposed by a local planning authority (LPA), when granting planning consent for the building of a dwelling, usually in an area where otherwise development would not be allowed.

Owners of property subject to a restriction can try to remove the condition either through:

  1. making a planning application for variation of the earlier consent under section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act

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