Hawkins farm was purchased following a period of agricultural inactivity. Our client is in the process of establishing complimentary sheep and horse grazing systems to manage the farmland. This required an Estate Review, as facilities were inadequate to support the clients needs and the agricultural requirements.
Initial engagement with the local authority was made through their Pre-Application Advice Service, this outlined the client’s intentions and acted as a vehicle for relationships to be built and also provided a document that could be used to engage with key stakeholders.
The client’s requirements were for a stable block suitable for 12 racehorses with tack room and store, sheep sheds large enough to accommodate 60 breeding ewes with lambs to foot, a large agricultural barn, deer fencing, a security lodge, accommodation for household staff, accommodation for security staff and new accommodation for the owner in the form of earth shelter housing.
Each of these applications have or are being applied for by way of full planning applications or under statutory powers provided by the General Permitted Development Order.
|Discipline:||Planning, Masterplanning, Leisure|