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    • jojoholt
    • By jojoholt 16th May 18, 8:33 PM
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    Finding land
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    • 16th May 18, 8:33 PM
    Finding land 16th May 18 at 8:33 PM
    I'm looking to buy a small plot of land, less than an acre, without planning permission to pop a mobile home on as an art studio but I'm not sure how to go about this/ where to look. All I've found so far is large acreages with planning permission and thus huge pricetags, so any advice would be hugely welcome
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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 16th May 18, 8:40 PM
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    You'd need planning permission for a mobile home too, you know that?

    People don't generally flog off small plots of cheap land without planning permission because there isn't much of a market for land you can't do much with. They'd rstger hang on for the prospect of planning permission and profit.
    • davidmcn
    • By davidmcn 16th May 18, 8:42 PM
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    Might help if you told us where in the world you're hoping this plot will be.
    • buggy_boy
    • By buggy_boy 16th May 18, 8:51 PM
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    Are you planning to live in the mobile home? if so you cant just buy a plot of land and stick a mobile home on it...
    • Davesnave
    • By Davesnave 16th May 18, 11:00 PM
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    Maybe you are confusing what you want to do with the 28 day rule, which allows people to camp or place a caravan on their own land for 28 days in a year.

    However, a mobile home is not a caravan and no one's going to swallow the idea that because this is an 'art studio' it's somehow OK. If everyone could do what you propose and get away with it, there would be mobile homes everywhere.

    You may remember the mud hut couple who were in the news last year.

    These people lived near me, but despite building an eco-friendly house on their own land and blending it into the landscape better than a mobile home would ever do, the council still insisted they demolish it.

    I can confirm, it's gone.

    For background info, in a rural area such as this, pony paddocks around an acre make about 30k+ Rough woodland is a bit cheaper.
    'There are places to go beyond belief'

    Neil Armstrong, apparently referring to worlds beyond the solar system.
    • ProDave
    • By ProDave 17th May 18, 8:34 AM
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    • 17th May 18, 8:34 AM
    Move to the far north of Scotland where you can actually get a site with planning permission for a house for about 30K
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