Forestry business required for forestry buildings?

Hi all -
Local planning officer is suggesting that sheds for forestry tools would not be allowed as permitted development if not used for a commercial forestry business. Any one else had experience of this perspective? Of course I don’t fancy paying for a legal opinion on it, but it seems an outright mis-understanding of the regulations, which allow for buildings “reasonably necessary” for work in the woods…. Which requires all the spades, bow saw, scythe, etc on my shed!

Would appreciate any useful stories related to this!


  • wondering if anyone has any advice about the “permitted development “ route as I really do wish to keep my tool shed and wood store!