The erection of stabling and buildings requires planning permission. We can guide you through the entire process from design; to submission and discharging conditions to enable you commence buildings work on site. Such buildings can include traditional stable blocks, portal framed barns (American barn stabling), tack and feed rooms, solariums, yard facilities and hay, feed and bedding storage.

For all buildings a consideration as to the scale, massing and materials relative to the site size and end user (private or commercial), as well as access, are all key to designing appropriate facilities which are more likely to gain planning permission.

Each site should be considered on its own merits with regard for the site characteristics and surrounding features as well as any planning constraints or relevant policy including, for example, Green Belt, Conservation Areas, setting of Listed Buildings and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

We also need to take into account matters such as ecology, trees, highways and neighbouring amenity and we have produced an information sheet, sent out with all fee quotes, outlining the types of reports you may need and why to help your understanding early in the process.

As well as the more common requirements, such as stables, there are other equestrian types of development which may need to be considered including, for example, horse walkers, new access points or gallops.