If I bought a field ?

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  1. Vlad The Impaler

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    If I were to buy a plot of land here or abroad,could I park my motorhome on it and spend extended periods of time there ?




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    probably, if you changed the 'use' from agricultural or meadow to campsite otherwise i think the 28 day rule may apply.
     
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    Wouldn't want a campsite,just for personal use ,not interested in a business.What's the 28 day rule ? I assume you can spend 28 days there but how long before you can return?




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    This may be a pointless thought. I dont know the answer but if the 28 days rule was in force by buying two plots next to each other would you get away with going from one to the other.
     
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    If you put a couple of sheep on the land

    Then you can park a single van or caravan or whatever on it for as long as the sheep are there

    It comes under the same rules as apply to shepherds huts.. A shepherds hut is only defined as a mobile shelter. So as long as you can move it if the need arises there is no limit ..


    ( is my 'Gypsy side' showing through ? :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO: )
     
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    I believe it 24 hrs
     
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    I have wondered this, but never gone beyond the point of thinking about it. Or should I say ...I did go on a site advertising plots of land being sold off by auction. Could it be done?
     
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    We have such a field/plot which has mooring permission on the canal bordering the field. We have had as many as three vans on there over a weekend and not had any grief. However we erected a 12ft x 8ft shed to house a ride on mower and garden type tools. We didn't realise we should have applied for planning.

    Some 3.5 yrs later we received a letter from the Enforcement Officer of the Council. Spoke to them and they were adamant it will have to come down.

    Have now applied for retrospective permission (17 pages would you believe - copied 4 times) but am not too optimistic.

    As John (Jaws) says if you have a few chickens or a sheep then it can be classed as agricultural and may be viewed by the planning in a totally different light. If you mention the word 'recreational' use then that opens up another can of worms. Perhaps Id have more success if I apply to build a mosque :roflmto:
     
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    So the answer for the UK is NO. Max stay is one or two nights at a time.

    You can only use the land for a max of 28 nights in a year. Owning and adjacent plot does not help. You would need to own 13 non adjacent plots.

    Only one caravan on land to 5 acres.






     
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    No point in a few of us buying a bit of land and having a time share parking plot then :Smile:
     
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    What if I'm visiting my 2 sheep?






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    The 28 day rule only applies to land over 5 acres in size and whilst tents are fine motorhomes or caravans need a site licence
     
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    You are proly gonna think this is a load of cods, but an ex neighbour bought a plot of land to farm snails ( near Attleborough Norfolk ! )
    He put a caravan on the site and left it there.

    Went to it one day and it had a notice on it to contact the planning dept.

    Duly contacted, explained it was not lived in but used while tending the snails .. On occasion he might sleep in it if the weather was going to be awful just in case ( in case of what I have NO idea.. )

    The only question they asked him was if need be could he tow it off.

    Yes, it was the family caravan and still used for a yearly holiday


    No problem at all sir..

    And it was from that a bit of further investigation revealed the bit about shepherds huts and why they are on wheels.. As long as it can be moved, not a problem
     
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    Never understand the UK.
    Once walking along the Loire there was a row of massive houses i would guess 750 thousand or more!
    In between two of them was a likkle caravan perched on brick foundation wall with a nearby shed with washer, drier and freezer.
    The large plot was immaculate!

    I think Ok where is the harm?:thumb:
     
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    Hi Rodger

    I you read my post taken from the Act. The 28 day rule apples to both under and over 5 acres. If more than 5 acres up to 3 vans can stay for one or two nights. Under 5 acres one van only.
     
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    We have broken the law then a few times then as our field is only 1/3 of a hectare or in english 109 Mts x 25 Mts. :Blush:

    Rate Im going, I will end up being locked up for all these planning transgressions :Eeek:
     
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    lets have it right :winky::roflmto:
     
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    That is English nowadays John. It does my head in :Sad:
     
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    750 thousand houses:Doh:
    Thats some row Ken:Eeek:
     
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