Town planning specialists at Bruton Knowles have recorded another clear round securing permission to replace a mobile home with a three-bedroom house at the Potterspury Equestrian Centre near Towcester.
Paul Barton from the firm’s Gloucester office said the mobile home had been necessary to enable the occupiers of the business to expand the business.
He said: “The business had changed hands and we advised the new owners regarding the detailed information the Local Planning Authority would require to satisfy themselves that a permanent dwelling ought to be allowed, having already obtained planning permission for the original temporary dwelling.
“The owners invested in the site accordingly and presented a detailed package of measures to show the business is viable to support a dwelling.”
The new house will provide tied accommodation associated with the business.
Paul Barton went on: “Bruton Knowles also provided advice regarding financial stability and ongoing viability to support a permanent dwelling and liaised with officers to understand the time period that this would need to be demonstrated, and the reasons why an occupier would need to be on site permanently.”
Briefly, these included the out-of-hours nature of the work looking after the horses as well as security issues.
Bruton Knowles has a strong record in the equestrian world, and recently appealed an Community Infrastructure Levy charge on an equestrian centre in Bedfordshire, saving the owners £30,000 in CIL charges.
They have also gained permission for a number of stables the Green Belt and within a Conservation Area near Guildford.
Bruton Knowles are able to provide a high standard of equine property advice being retained consultants for many local planning authorities on equine and agricultural matters, and therefore are well placed to understand issues from both sides of the fence!