2.4.9 RULE – Size of Activities
Activities shall not exceed the following standards:
a) The aggregate floor area of buildings and/or land area used for the non-farming activity shall not exceed 100m2 provided that this condition shall not apply to that part of a dwellinghouse used solely for residential activity.
b) The number of persons engaged in the activity at any one time on the site shall not exceed five persons.
Prime Agricultural Land
In order to protect the intrinsic productive potential of prime agricultural land, activities which would permanently reduce that potential are discouraged or excluded from the Rural Zone. Effects on prime agricultural land such as soil coverage and/or compaction will only be acceptable where they are necessary for the effective use of the land by a lawfully established activity.
The removal of topsoil from a site removes a valuable natural resource, generally to urban gardens, and has an adverse effect on the sustainable management of the rural land resource and should be avoided wherever possible.