Equine Planning, and our clients, were thrilled to receive confirmation that full planning permission has been granted for a new indoor riding arena and extension to the existing outdoor arena for Epsom Riding for the Disabled Association.
This was not a straight forward application as we had received negative pre-app feedback due to a minor encroachment onto greenbelt land. However, due to the significant local support we were able to demonstrate the need and importance of the expansion of the facilities.
Epsom RDA has a long waiting list and sadly the existing facilities were too small and certainly not ideal for the growing number of riders and the helpers required. It was also important for the arena to be full size due to a number of riders who compete at para dressage and the growing need to practice riding tests in the correct size arena.
Riding for the Disabled is a wonderful charity which helps disabled people of all levels of ability to ride, which not only improves their quality of life but can also help to improve mobility.
Equine planning are delighted to have been part of this exciting journey.