Planning Approval: Hawkshead Farm

Equestrian Planning Services have today received planning approval for new equestrian facilities at Hawkshead Farm near Lancaster. The site which is within the Forest of Bowland AONB also includes a Grade II Listed Farmhouse and outbuildings, addressing these planning constraints was a key factor in obtaining approval for the new development. The new facilities include a 60m x 20m outdoor arena together with stabling for the applicants horses.

Obtaining planning approval within Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) can be particularly difficult. The planning policies which affect these areas tend to be anti-development and are geared towards protecting the openness and landscape character of the area. It is essential therefore that planning applications are presented in a manner which addresses the key planning policies otherwise you are unlikely to obtain support for your application.

Equestrian Planning Services have been influential in obtaining approval for new equestrian facilities throughout the UK. Our team will assess your site and will identify potential planning constraints at the outset. We are then able to design the proposed site to address these planning constraints which will significantly improve your chances of obtaining approval for the facilities you need.

Our team will undertake a preliminary site assessment free of charge and will offer advice on the planning application requirements as well as costs associated with preparing the application on your behalf. If you would like the benefit of our expertise get in touch with one of our team today.