Goat enterprise benefits from new green belt building

Permission was given for the erection of a barn on a goat farm in the Surrey green belt with the inspector accepting the appellant's case that it was reasonably necessary for agriculture.

The appellant stated that the building would be used for various purposes including storing hay and accommodating breeding goats when kidding. It would also be possible to shelter the whole herd during extreme weather along with feedstuffs and agricultural machinery.
In accepting that the land could be farmed in a different manner and different machinery used, the inspector agreed with the appellant’s claims that the space was proportionate to the needs of the holding and notwithstanding the fact that goat breeding had yet to start. Until a building was provided this aspect of the business along with cropping the land for hay could not operate effectively. Consequently it was an appropriate development in the green belt which would not harm the character of the area.

Inspector: R Barrett; Written representations


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