DESIGN AND PLANNING NEWS: EQUINE LEISURE DIVERSIFICATION CONSENTED IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

SANDY FISHPOOL

DESIGN AND PLANNING NEWS:
EQUINE LEISURE DIVERSIFICATION CONSENTED IN NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

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We are delighted to share news that we have secured planning consent for our designs for a new estate office and equine and leisure facility for an existing farmstead site in Nottinghamshire. 

This diversification was approved by Bassetlow District Council under delegated powers.

The proposal incorporates an indoor riding arena, stables, holiday let accommodation and leisure facilities. The plan will mean replacing large, existing agricultural sheds with carefully-designed holiday-let accommodation, which will significantly improve the setting of the site and the locality.

The facility is further enhanced by the conversion of an existing barn to an indoor swimming pool for the users of the holiday accommodation. The whole development will be further complemented by the inclusion of high-quality landscaping characteristic of its rural setting.

This exciting, new space will allow guests to be able to stay at the estate with their horses and take advantage of the high quality indoor arena and stables facilities planned and also be able to experience and enjoy the surrounding countryside by riding out on the bridleways surrounding the site during their stay.

High-quality traditional materials such as tradition red brick, pantiles and oak are incorporated thus providing a traditional vernacular suited to the area.
We engaged with the council as part of a meaningful pre-application process, they commended the design of the scheme and the economic, social and environmental benefits that it will generate. The scheme was supported in full by the council.

This is a significant development that will now be managed using a phased approach over a period of time to be delivered in full.

The scheme has taken a lot of work and I was determined to make the design and experience an outstanding contribution to the estate and the local community in terms of tourism, it has taken a year and we are now in a position to start development and turn plans in to reality.
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