Withycombe Farm, Oxfordshire

Our client at Withycombe Farm approached Equine Planning Solutions following a less than promising pre-app response to her proposed development from the local authority.

The site which is in an Area of High Landscape Value is unusual in that the plot is narrow and falls steeply from North to South. Our client requires all-weather facilities be constructed on site to allow her horses to be exercised during the winter months when large parts of the site become unusable.

Equine Planning Solutions produced a revised pre-app scheme which took into account the local authorities concerns as well as the sites physical constraints. The revised scheme includes an all-weather outdoor arena together with stables and indoor lunge area. The new facilities have been designed to sit comfortably within the landscape to minimise visual impact on the site whilst maintaining good access to and from the existing stable yard.