Commonly, all equestrian use will require planning permission including a change of use or any land and full planning permission for all new structures.
It is permissible to put stables up within the curtilage of a private dwelling without planning (under Permitted Development Rights) but any land used for grazing or exercising may need a ‘change of use’ application. If you own existing barns on agricultural land that you wish to convert to stables it may be required to obtain permission.
Equestrian events are allowed without the need to apply for planning permission as long as certain conditions are met. Events, such as gymkhanas and cross country events, should be for no longer than 28 days per year. Furthermore, all related structures to the event must be removed after the event is finished and be stored elsewhere. This time includes the setting up and clearing up of any events.
Our team is experienced in supporting all types of equestrian clients whether for business or private use during the planning process.