QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION
1 Oxford Row
B e f o r e :
(sitting as a Judge of the High Court)
| THE QUEEN on the application of STUART HARPER
|- and –
|(1) THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR COMMUNITIES AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT
(2)EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE COUNCIL
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Ms Sarah-Jane Davies appeared on behalf of the First Defendant.
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His Honour Judge Langan:
"The carrying out on agricultural land comprised in an agricultural unit of 5 hectares or more in area of—
(a) works for the erection, extension or alteration of a building; or
(b) any excavation or engineering operations,
which are reasonably necessary for the purposes of agriculture within that unit."
" (c) it would involve the provision of a building, structure or works not designed for agricultural purposes."
"Whether or not the appellant intends to construct that building in a similar manner to the appeal building, it would be required to be designed for agricultural purposes. In any event, I do not consider that this justifies retention of the appeal building, which appears as an intrusive development in the open countryside."
Order: Claim dismissed