Previously developed land - Yes or No?



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Hi all,
I'm new & have had a recent planning application refused.

I have a parcel of land that is horseshoe in shape. Our house is on one leg, with our septic tank on the other. There are 2 properties in the gap, not owned by us, but at one stage all 3 properties were one land owner.
The bit of land with the septic tank is currently used a grazing for some Shetland ponies. Our Local Planning authority has called this bit of land "a field in open countryside*
As planning permission is needed for a septic tank under current policy, is this bit of land not classed as *previously developed land*?

I can not find any planning history for the septic tank as it is to old, but an updated soakaway has been evidenced in building regs.
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