If rule changes to include restrictons that I have been told (and is enforced), then the building of homes on farm land will be almost eliminated.
If true, that would be a great pity, and it completely misses the point. Personally, I think it's right and proper that farmers should be able to build nice houses, conveniently located on their farmland. It is probably the last remaining incentive for becoming (or remaining) a farmer. If farmers are forced to live in hovels, or live miles from their land in expensive high-rises, the countryside will empty faster than a barrel of rats in a flooding sewer. Everyone loses.
If the law about maximum footprint were enforced, and also the law about farming the remaining land - problem solved. There's no need to actually change
anything. I suppose the only upside is that any new law will be comprehensively ignored, just like 90% of the rest of Taiwan's legal code.
Yet again, politicians fiddling with stuff they don't understand.