These people at The Guardian really are stupid.
The hedge fund manager’s plans to house his hens in a galline Parthenon are not just tasteless – they’re clucking offensive
Planning laws for non-agricultural buildings and for agricultural buildings are very different.
Effectively you’re allowed to throw up an ag building as long as the council passes the design. You have to ask permission to throw up a non-ag building, one that is often denied.
So, if you wished to build a folly in the grounds of your home, would you go to the council and ask for permission to build a folly? Or would you call your folly a chicken coop and ask the council to approve the design?