An update on the process with our Hut application with East Lothian Council. I posted recently that we'd had an issue with the 30m2. It seems anything above that is subject to a higher payment so we reduced it to 29m2 to be on the safe side.
This was then followed by a bill for £248.04 because the council advertised in the local paper (unspecified). The letter from the council stated...
The application required to be advertised because either: 1. the application proposes a bad neighbour development 2. the development proposed in the application is a departure or potential departure from the development plan 3. the applicant was unable to give notice of the application to all owners/agricultural tenants of the land of the application site 4. of the need to give neighbour notification in respect of neighbouring land on which there are no premises.
When we asked which one they replied "the application proposed a bad neighbour development".