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Why does permission to use the area for showjumping necessarily mean an "irreversible" loss of agricultural land? I've never understood why permission cannot be granted with a proviso that it would have to be changed back to agricultural usage, at the owner's expense, if it is ever required again for that purpose. Have the Law Officers never heard of enduring covenants? Its not that difficult. And its hardly a "loss of agricultural land" if its not actually being used for agricultural purposes now.