To support the rural economy, new small scale economic development at Rural Settlements and in the Countryside will be supported on the following basis:
(a) change of use or conversion of a permanent and soundly constructed building; or
(b) sites or buildings adjoining or well related to a defined settlement or a Rural Settlement; or
(c) the proposed employment use has a strong functional link to local agriculture, forestry or other existing rural activity;
(d) there is no adverse impact on the living conditions of local residents;
(e) the scale of employment is appropriate to the accessibility of the site and the standard of the local highway network; and
(f) proposals respect the character and qualities of the landscape and the setting of any affected settlement or protected landscape or historic assets and their settings and include effective mitigation measures to avoid adverse effects or minimise them to acceptable levels.