Buying property or land with Agricultural Restrictions
An Agricultural Restriction or Agricultural Tie is a legal covenant or condition imposed by a planning authority regarding consent fora building or dwelling. This is also known as an agricultural occupancy restriction, agricultural planning restriction.
When buying a property with an agricultural tie, you may have to satisfy a number of conditions including:
- Employment in horticulture or agriculture, within a 30 mile radius of the property;
- Be using land at the property to provide a main source of income (such as farming, equestrian)
Permission for planning or the development of properties with Agricultural ties is granted by the Local Planning Authority (LPA) , and in some cases the LPA will restrict the type of person entitled to occupy the property in an attempt to limit usage to what the property was initially built for.