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New Shed in Field

  • 15-10-2021 8:59am
    Registered Users Posts: 2,978 ✭✭✭ dashoonage

    Hi all

    The owner of the field behind my home place has decided to put up a shed right up against my mothers hedge. its not a big shed but very high, the hedge is about 10ft and this is above it , I've looked online and I'm unsure if this would come under farm exemptions or not ?

    Just to add, there is no planning permission for this, it wont be used to house animals either.




  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,726 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler

    Depends on the use, distance between it and any house and distance from other farm sheds. They can be exempt up to 7 m high. The usage is the most important factor in determining if it's exempt.

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,978 ✭✭✭ dashoonage

    thanks , its about 35m from the back of the house and my best guess would be storage of machinery or hay.

  • Registered Users Posts: 183 ✭✭ JimmyAlfonso

    I know farmers in my area throw up sheds all the time and I've even seen a new green field milking parlour built without planning permission so the farmer most likely won't have given much consideration.

    I'm not familiar with exemptions but I would expect there to be a distance the shed has to be away from a boundary fence at a minimum to comply with any planning or exemptions, especially considering the height. Farmers obviously will jam it up against the ditch so they don't have to waste ground.

  • Moderators, Regional North West Moderators Posts: 43,726 Mod ✭✭✭✭ muffler

    There's some leaflets available and this one on agricultural buildings should give you an idea.

    The relevant text is ...

    "Type 4: A store, barn, shed, glasshouse etc., not exceeding 300 square metres in floor area and not used for housing animals or storing effluent, provided that the total floor area of all Type 4 structures within the farmyard complex (or within 100 metres of the complex) does not exceed 900 square metres"