A former Jockey Club Estates depot located within the AONB and close to Upper Lambourn Conservation Area. The proposed development at Limes Farm included demolition of former storage buildings and construction of a new racehorse training yard.
Applications for the site were approved in 2016/2017 and included permission for a two storey 4no. bed detached trainer’s residence and accommodation for 11 grooms. Equestrian facilities included 60no. stables in two stable barns, horse walkers, loading bays and wash bays together with stable yard offices and associated parking and landscaping works. Project due for completion 2018.
This site was subject to numerous planning constraints as well as physical constraints due to existing topography and various easements. Design development was carefully considered and undertaken in close collaboration with the client and local authority with key considerations being visual impact, security and use of local materials.
Here is a clip of the progress
‘Working to tight timescales Equine Planning Solutions delivered a design that has overcome considerable planning constraints. Developing a rundown farmyard in a Conservation Area into a quality modern racing yard.’