Couple change ‘agricultural bungalow’ into residential home using ‘10 year rule’

An overhead shot of a farmhouse and large barn
The bungalow's planning conditions said the home could only be used as long as the residents worked in agriculture (Image credit: Google Earth)

A homeowner has successfully turned an "agricultural bungalow" into a residential home using the 10 year rule.

The bungalow at Oaklands, Upper Tal-y-Fan farm in Dingestow has been owned by Joan Newman since 1970, however, based on planning permission gained in 1992 the planning conditions for the bungalow stated the occupiers must be employed as agricultural workers or else be in breach of planning conditions.

Joseph Mullane
News Editor

News Editor Joseph has previously written for Today’s Media and Chambers & Partners, focusing on news for conveyancers and industry professionals.  Joseph has just started his own self build project, building his own home on his family’s farm with planning permission for a timber frame, three-bedroom house in a one-acre field. The foundation work has already begun and he hopes to have the home built in the next year. Prior to this he renovated his family's home as well as doing several DIY projects, including installing a shower, building sheds, and livestock fences and shelters for the farm’s animals. Outside of homebuilding, Joseph loves rugby and has written for Rugby World, the world’s largest rugby magazine.