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Planning for all-weather riding surfaces

Arguably one of the biggest equestrian planning challenges is that of all-weather riding surfaces. Equestrian development does not come under permitted developments and any works to take place on private land outside the curtilage of a house will require a full planning application to be...

New Cirencester Office for The Rural Planning Practice

Building on the success of its Kent office, The Rural Planning Practice has opened a new office in Cirencester in Gloucestershire. Based in the heart of Cirencester on Dyer Street, the new office provides a great location for reaching clients based across Gloucestershire and the...

Launch of New Website

The Rural Planning Practice is enjoying very positive feedback on its new-look website. As well as showcasing the range of specialist planning services the team provides, the new enhanced website features topical planning articles and commentary written by its experts. Visitors to the site can see the...

Scoring Planning Goals!

Given the numbers involved and the Government’s pro-growth agenda set out in the 2012 National Planning Policy framework then surely planning authorities should love equestrian development in general and polo in particular. Alas this is not always the case. There is much confusion in planner’s...