The Secretary of State’s appointed Inspector has allowed the appellant’s appeal and granted planning permission for a mixed equestrian, forestry and agricultural use on a Green Belt site in Hertfordshire, together with planning permission for the erection of equestrian buildings, the stationing of a residential static caravan and the construction of a manege. The decision is the culmination of a six-year process, during which the appellant and her husband have faced numerous setbacks including by way of refusals and undetermined applications. Planning permission will provide a platform for the Tipulo Stud operation (which specialises in the breeding, training and competing of purebred Andalusian horses) to thrive and grow.
Stephen Whale of Landmark Chambers successfully represented the appellant throughout the appeal. Stephen, a member of the Agricultural Law Association, is expert in rural planning and related matters. Other equestrian related cases of his include a dispute regarding public footpaths across a stud farm in Hampshire, a certificate of lawfulness appeal involving a Bexley equestrian centre and a proposed bridleway diversion on a stud farm in Surrey.
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