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POLICY HOUS 5 - AGRICULTURAL OR FORESTRY DWELLINGS

THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW DWELLINGS BEYOND THE IDENTIFIED SETTLEMENT BOUNDARIES DESIGNATED BY POLICIES HOUS 2 IN ASSOCIATION WITH AGRICULTURE OR FORESTRY WILL BE PERMITTED IF:

  1. AN ESSENTIAL NEED, BASED ON A FUNCTIONAL AND WHERE APPROPRIATE FINANCIAL NECESSITY IS CLEARLY DEMONSTRATED;
  2. THE SCALE, SITING, DESIGN, LANDSCAPING AND EXTERNAL APPEARANCE OF THE PROPOSED NEW DWELLING IS COMPATIBLE WITH ANY EXISTING RELATED STRUCTURES AND THE SURROUNDING LANDSCAPE; AND
  3. AN ACCEPTABLE ACCESS TO THE DWELLING CAN BE PROVIDED.

IF THESE CRITERIA ARE MET A CONDITION WILL BE IMPOSED ON ALL NEW AGRICULTURE/ FORESTRY DWELLINGS LIMITING THE OCCUPATION OF THE DWELLING TO A PERSON SOLELY, OR MAINLY, WORKING, OR LAST WORKING IN THE LOCALITY, IN AGRICULTURE AS DEFINED IN SECTION 336 OF THE TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT 1990, OR IN FORESTRY OR A WIDOW OR WIDOWER OF SUCH A PERSON, AND TO ANY RESIDENT DEPENDANTS.

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