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tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:25 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
When my missus gets a job I''ll start looking more seriously.


That's the spirit, get her out there earning some dollars

Gertie



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The field where our horses are kept was recently sold for 50k - it's just over 2 acres.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Blimey that's more money than down here.

Bugs



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We've been looking for woodland and a lot of it seems to be an estate being split up and sold off...the paddocks/whatever you call things for horses are significantly more expensive than the woodland, which just seems bizarre to me., but there you are.

Wouldn't a horse like to have a bit of woodland to look around?

Gertie



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

We aren't talking lush grazing neither!

Land in this part of the country is normally a lot cheaper. However, this was at auction.

The Yorkshire Post on a Saturday has some lovely houses with land advertised for sale - I would still need to win the lottery to have a chance of buying something with a few acres.

Bugs - I've had our horses on different yards where there has been woodland and they do love it, as long as there aren't oak trees! The only time I've been frightened about them being out was in the middle of a thunder storm.

Behemoth



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Oooh Saturday Property Post, it's almost porn. I always drop into the Playhouse for a bit of a peek and a coffee after doing my market shop (plus the beast can run around). Mmmm, out buildings.....Then I go and invest in the lottery.

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 3:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    


Treacodactyl
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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

The other thing with very small fields is people will by them it it allows access to a much larger field. I've seen some plots for sale for far more than a house recently.

If you can get a small field and it must be kept as agricultural can fruit trees be planted or is this also change of use?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Orchards are agricultural

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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Mmmm, what about hazel trees and other fruit trees. Then there's sap producing trees.

I thought you need to apply for change of use to turn a field into a woodland?

tahir



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PostPosted: Wed May 11, 05 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

A woodland is different from a plantation or orchard if I remember correctly.

Plantation and orchard are both agricultural

MM might know more

Gertie



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 05 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Behemoth wrote:
Oooh Saturday Property Post, it's almost porn. I always drop into the Playhouse for a bit of a peek and a coffee after doing my market shop (plus the beast can run around). Mmmm, out buildings.....Then I go and invest in the lottery.


Well, I hope you remember me - if you win a million or two extra than you need!!

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Thu May 12, 05 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Treacodactyl wrote:

I thought you need to apply for change of use to turn a field into a woodland?


It'd happen naturally if you left it long enough!

Bugs



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

wellington womble wrote:
Treacodactyl wrote:

I thought you need to apply for change of use to turn a field into a woodland?


It'd happen naturally if you left it long enough!


Do you think you could convince the planning officers that it was just a lot longer than they thought since they last visited, when they pop by to check out your field and find it crammed with majestic oaks and a few suites worth of Scots pine?

wellington womble



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PostPosted: Fri May 13, 05 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote    

You might be able to argue you were assisting a natural process! Of course what you ought to do is get the trees in, say they grew naturally (don't leave the tags on!) or just bung a few acorns in, then it would only be a semi-lie! get TPO's on them, and sit back and watch the planners argue with the conservation people. It'd take them years to sort it out between them, by which time you'd have your 12 years of use or whatever it is.

I am very sad to say, that probably they wouldn't have anything more constructive to do - like stoping some evil developer developing the wood next door!

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