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Redundant Farm Buildings

Volume 77: debated on Friday 19 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to seek the introduction of measures to alter planning legislation to facilitate farmers finding alternative uses for redundant farm buildings.

My Department's planning circulars already urge local planning authorities to look carefully and sympathetically at proposals to re-use redundant farm buildings for small firms' activities. Planning permission should in general always be granted unless there are serious planning objections.