Finding Land…. isn’t easy!

I’ve been looking for a while and there is never very much land available at an affordable price. As I’m a solo project, I don’t need much land. Just enough for a garden and tiny house site. Recently an interesting piece of land has come on the market. It’s a garden plot which has previously has planning permission (now lapsed) and it is also subject to a restrictive covenant which says that it must remain garden ground and not be built upon.

Part of the land. It has fruit trees and shrubs and nice views.

Part of the land. It has fruit trees and shrubs and nice views.

A tiny house isn’t technically a building if it is built on a trailer. There are no foundations and it can be driven away from the site. I would also want to keep the spirit of the covenant by having the land as a garden growing organic food and ornamentals. My thinking is that this land could be what I’m looking for, so I’m making enquiries with the planning department as to whether I could site a tiny house on this land.

If you intend to live in a carvan, tiny house or similar in the UK, you usually require planning permission. It costs £330 to apply. However as I don’t yet own the land I’m just seeking their advice. Even getting advice from my local council requires filling in a pre-planning application form and paying a fee of £60. But as it’s a nice day I’m going to delay finishing the form and will go for a cycle, a good opportunity to think about things and get some air.

A nice design with big windows, built by Macy Miller an architect from Idaho.

A nice design with big windows, built by Macy Miller an architect from Idaho.

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