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POLICY DS14 - Housing Development in the Open Countryside

Areas outside of settlement boundaries as shown the on the Proposals Map are defined as open countryside. New housing development will not be permitted in the open countryside unless it is;

  1. a dwelling clearly necessary for use by rural workers including persons employed in agriculture, forestry or horticulture or a rural enterprise;
  2. affordable housing on an exception site;
  3. a replacement of an existing dwelling with established use rights;
  4. an extension to an existing dwelling; or
  5. a conversion of an existing rural building.

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