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POLICY EP7 - Farm Diversification Schemes

Proposals to diversify farm businesses will be permitted where:

  1. the primary use of the land holding remains agricultural and the new use does not detract from or prejudice the existing agricultural operation or its future operation;
  2. the scale of activities associated with the proposed development are appropriate to the rural character of the area and do not undermine the viability of uses in the surrounding settlements;
  3. where possible existing buildings are used to reduce the need for new built development. Where new building is proposed, it is kept to a minimum in line with the essential operational requirements of the activity, located so as to minimise its impact on the landscape, and be of a suitably functional design using materials sympathetic to the location and proposed use;
  4. open storage of goods, containers, waste materials, finished products, vehicles or equipment is kept to a minimum and is located so as to minimise its impact on the character of the area.

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