Appraisal of application for equine planning permission

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Brian Barrow, Acorus MD, carried out an appraisal on an equine planning application submitted to South Cambridgeshire District Council.

The owners’ proposal was to develop their existing equestrian enterprise to enable them to offer a stallion semen collection centre. The business already consisted of a variety of stable blocks, storage areas, horse walker and manege. The latest proposal submitted to the Local Authority included plans for a replacement stable block, stallion semen collection centre and temporary residential accommodation.

Mr Barrow observed that the buildings proposed would provide essential facilities for the semen collection element of the business. To develop these plans, it was acknowledged that a specialist would need to be employed.