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NI Law regarding onsite accommodation for animal owners

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Hi all,
We are considering allowing a friend to graze sheep and horses on our land. We have an outhouse that already has a bathroom and kitchen installed by the previous property owner. The previous owner did not apply for planning permission therefore as it stands, the building is merely an outbuilding on the property.. 
Is my friend permitted to use this building for overnight accommodation in the event of animal emergency or in lambing season? 

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  • JJ_EganJJ_Egan Forumite
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    How would anyone know is my first thought .
    Lots of bothies have no planning permission .
    Different though if its all fitted out with hot and cold running water .
    Thats a general observation based upon sheep herders in Yorkshire Scotland and the Whest of Ireland .
  • TX001TX001 Forumite
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    Yes it is quite well equipped. It is carpeted in addition to the kitchen & bathroom. The previous owner used it as office space. A neighbour had told me that if there are animals on the land then the animal owner may be permitted to stay overnight from time to time just not on a permanent basis.
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    Without planning permission it is not a habitable dwelling. However, I doubt there will be an issue unless a neighbour objects.
    "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members." ~ Mahatma Gandhi
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