Proposals for the removal of an agricultural or forestry worker's or essential worker's occupancy conditions will only be permitted if the applicant has demonstrated that:

  • the dwelling has been occupied in accordance with the occupancy condition for a minimum of 12 years, and
  • there is no long-term need for the dwelling on the particular holding / business on which the dwelling is situated, nor in the surrounding area, and
  • the dwelling has been made available to one or more Registered Social Landlords operating locally on terms which would allow it to be occupied as an affordable dwelling and that option has been rejected.