agricultural land or non-agricultural land?

In certain cases the type of exemption you will need depends on if you land is classed as agricultural or non-agricultural, for example:


The Environment Agency define Agricultural land as premises that are used for an activity defined as ‘agricultural’ in the Agriculture Act 1947. This includes land used for:

  • horticulture
  • fruit growing
  • seed growing
  • dairy farming
  • livestock breeding and keeping
  • grazing
  • all arable farming
  • growing willow (osier land)

It also includes:

  • meadow land
  • market gardens
  • nursery grounds
  • woodlands which are secondary to the use of land for other agricultural purposes
  • timber production; and
  • land where other non-food crops are grown (e.g. energy crops for bio-fuel)