Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Horsing Around in the Lakes

3 years of negotiation, 2 planning applications and 1 successful appeal mean it's now all systems go for Skiddaw Stud, in the Lake District National Park.

A thriving race horse breeding business situated close to Bassenthwaite in the National Park, needed a Manager and living accommodation but was unable to convince the National Park Authority that permission should be granted for the Manager's house.

MAZE Planning Solutions acted for the business owner throughout and secured permission on 8th July 2008 following an appeal by Hearing conducted just 7 days earlier. The case turned on the National Park Authority's insistence that the owner should give up his own private home of 45 years or allow his proposed Manager to lodge there, because it was located adjacent to the stud and would mean there was no need to build an additional dwelling. Allowing the Appeal, the Inspector judged the Authority's proposition to be 'impracticable and unreasonable'.

[PINS Appeal Reference APP/Q9495/A/08/2062191]