HC Deb 31 January 1973 vol 849 c387W
36. Mr. John Wells

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what classifications for planning purposes are currently available for farm shops selling only agricultural produce in rural areas.

Mr. Graham Page

No special classification applies where a farm building is used for the sale of the produce of the farm, since the use is regarded as purely ancillary to the agricultural use of the land. But the retail selling of agricultural produce in other circumstances will normally involve the establishment of a shop which would come within Class I of the Use Classes Order.