How do I get planning permission on my equestrian property?

Published October 1st, 2013

Purchasing an equestrian property and planning issues associated with equestrian businesses were topics covered by specialist equine property and planning consultants from Berrys who were guest speakers at a British Horse Society seminar at Stoneleigh, Warwickshire.

The presentation was delivered to an eager audience of horse owners and those purchasing an equine property and concluded with a detailed question and answer session.

Equestrians attending the event held at the BHS headquarters came from as far away as Lancashire and were not disappointed by the detailed level of advice provided.

Stephen Locke, Partner and Head of Planning with Berrys said: “Berrys is one of only a small number of specialist consultants in England and Wales with a formal understanding of both horse business management, property and of the planning system.

“We work across the country helping horse owners deal with issues such as change of use for land and buildings, getting equestrian dwellings, greenbelt issues and planning and design for stables, ménages, indoor arenas and some more unusual projects such as equine therapy centres.”


The seminar looked at changes in planning policy and also provided some hints and tips on how to get planning consent in areas such as greenbelts where local councils have very restrictive policies.

Fellow speaker Sarah Reece who deals with equine agency at the Shrewsbury office of Berrys said: “If you are considering purchasing an equestrian property or have just purchased one, we can determine your chances of gaining planning permission for a house or other development you may require.

“We also have an extensive database of customers looking for equestrian property.”

For more equestrian advice contact Stephen Locke or Sarah Reece on 01743 271697 or email

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