The Complete Equine Planning Solution

At Equine Planning we are proud to offer an expert team of equestrian architects and planning consultants.  Each of our current projects benefits from our years of experience and niche equestrian expertise.

Current Projects

Epsom Riding for the Disabled Association

Client Brief – to design a 65m x 25m indoor arena with viewing gallery, judge’s area, safety walking zone, disabled mounting area, new car parking and suitable access.

Equine Planning was approached in 2017 for initial discussions with the Epsom RDA around how to restructure the existing facilities, to cater for the ever-increasing number of riders currently on their waiting list. The benefits that horses can give to disabled people are truly amazing and we were delighted to be part of this exciting journey.

The site had a good equestrian footprint but in order to cater for the additional clientele we needed to create an extension to the existing outdoor arena and propose a new 65m x 25m indoor arena that would sit next to the current one.

We initially carried out a pre-application for these requirements and unfortunately the feedback was quite negative due to part of the proposed development encroaching onto the green-belt land.  Equine Planning were, however, able to demonstrate the local need and support for these facilities and along with careful landscaping plans, and traffic management, we were thrilled to have the full planning application approved after a referral to the Secretary of State.

Private Client, Woking

Client Brief – to create master plan for equestrian facilities to include, refurbishment of existing stables, new stable block, 60 x 25m indoor arena, 60 x 25 outdoor arena, storage barn, horse walker and new paddock layout.

Our client recently bought a previously established racing yard which had run into disrepair. The site consists of some beautiful original brick-built stables and other ancillary buildings.

The brief from the client is to renovate many of the existing buildings and also to build a new stable block to replace some existing timber stables, build a new 60 x 25m indoor arena and a 60 x 25m outdoor arena and large storage barn

Equine Planning have now finished the concept and design work and are ready to submit to the council planners over the coming weeks

Private Client, Gloucester

Client Brief Stage 1 – to design a new American Barn with 10 stables and ancillary buildings, 60 x 20m outdoor arena, storage Barn, new access road and car parking facilities, post and rail fencing of paddocks.

Equine Planning have been working on a new exciting project for a private client in Gloucester, to obtain planning permission for a new outdoor arena, American Barn for 10 horses and large storage barn on the 50 acre site

The initial design was sent to the council under a pre-app to receive written feedback as to how they would receive the proposed project. We are delighted with how supportive they have been, and we are now working through traffic surveys required to demonstrate that the country lanes can accommodate the construction traffic along with tree and ecological surveys before submitting for full planning in June.

Private Client, Somerset

Client Brief – to design an American Barn to contain, office, tack room, WC and shower facilities, tie up bays, wash bays, solarium along with 10 external courtyard stables and a horse walker.

Equine Planning along with our sister company Equine Construction were nominated to design and build a new 10 box yard with all of the required facilities. This high-end project combines all of the ancillary tack rooms, offices, rest rooms, wash bays etc to be housed in a steel framed building, similar to a traditional American Barn, connecting to exterior stables in a courtyard configuration to tie in with the current surroundings.

Stockbridge, Hampshire

Client Brief – to design an American Barn with 20 stables and ancillary rooms for use as a Stud Farm to include storage barn, horse walker, all-weather turnout paddocks, lunge pen and loading bays.

Equine Planning in conjunction with Equine Construction has been asked to design an American Barn with 20 integral stables, wash bays, tack rooms, feed rooms etc all encompassed under one roof to allow the efficient management of a busy stud. The scheme will also include a storage barn for farm machinery, plant room for all services and hay and bedding.

 Ancillary to the stables a horse walker, lunge arena and all-weather turnout paddocks will be strategically placed to enhance the efficient running of the yard.

The client contacted Equine Planning and Equine Construction initially for advice and guidance on the design of the stud, having a wealth of experience of breeding and running successful yards as well as construction experience, Director, David Johnson was able to come up with a design which will be practical and efficient to run as well as aesthetically pleasing.

Private Client, Hertfordshire

Equine Planning and Equine Construction were approached to look at an existing design for a 60 x 20m indoor arena which already had planning approval, the client asked us to re-design the indoor arena to make it more functional from the rider’s perspective, more economical in the materials but to still satisfy the planners!

We were recommended for this project by previous clients and with David’s first-hand knowledge of the requirements for indoor arenas both structurally and from the rider’s perspective we have come up with a new design which works well within the landscape and is practical. The new design has now gone back to the planners for their consideration and approval

Private Stud, Portsmouth

Equine Planning were approached to design an indoor arena for the new owners of an equestrian property in Portsmouth.

The brief was to design an indoor arena for a dressage rider and breeder, that would sit discreetly within the topography of the site and cause minimum visual impact, whilst enabling our client to work her horses all year round.

May update – a positive response to the pre-application has been received and we are ready to move ahead with a full planning application.

Indoor Riding Arena, Surrey

Equine Planning were invited to design an indoor arena facility suitable for use by disabled riders and helpers, with specialised mounting areas and a viewing area.

May update – progress has been slow, however the pre-application is now complete and we are moving forward to full planning.

Private Facility, Chichester

A pre-application has been submitted for a private equestrian facility to include an outdoor arena and new American Barn with 4 stables.  Feedback has been positive and now moved to full planning.

Property Development, Oxford

Positive feedback has been received on the pre-application of the development of an existing barn in Oxford, to include internal stables and a new outdoor arena.

Commercial Property, Wokingham

Processing has begun on a pre-application for an American Barn complex to 20 stables and an outdoor arena for commercial use in Wokingham.

Private yard, Oxfordshire

Equine Planning have been approached to design a stable yard and indoor arena for a private client in Oxfordshire.

Pre-applications have been submitted and we are awaiting feedback.

Completed Projects

Private Equestrian Facility, Suffolk

Equine Planning were approached to design a private yard for the new owners of a property in Suffolk.  The brief was to design stabling within an existing barn, with associated tack room and feed stores.  The project also included a horse walker and the design of an all-weather outdoor riding arena.

We are delighted to confirm that planning approval went smoothly and that construction is now also complete.