The track was required following a land deal in Berkshire whereby a current right of way needed to be diverted to avoid splitting an existing yard in half. Whilst this seems like a modest proposal this was an extensive track in a very sensitive landscape area and as such the case had to be carefully made, including having a landscape impact report in support of the proposal.
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The applicants had tried to obtain planning permission for a second agricultural workers dwelling at their West Overton farm for a family member to live in. The dwelling was to replace a mobile home that had occupied the site for many years however the Council were now threatening enforcement action.
All applications for agricultural workers dwellings are complicated. They need to be presented to the local planning authority with a strongly set out case in the supporting statements. This proposal was for a third dwelling at this dairy farm and as such the challenges were even greater.