Solving planning issues for Oxfordshire equestrian school

Project overview

Client: Mrs Beveridge
Location: Swalcliffe, Oxfordshire
Sector: Equestrian
Project status: Completed

PWA Planning advised Swalcliffe Park Equestrian in the submission of a planning application seeking to secure permission for its longstanding use as a top equestrian training facility in Oxfordshire, where cross country schooling and competitions take place.

What we did

PWA prepared a sound planning case for the continuation of this successful business, demonstrating that this use is entirely appropriate in its countryside location and working with Cherwell District Council to agree various measures which could ensure any impacts on neighbouring properties could be appropriately mitigated.

PWA worked with the applicant in addressing the objections to the application from neighbouring residents, traffic and highway issues; event management; noise; legal challenge; and detailed consideration of the lawfulness of the existing use.

The application was considered by members at a planning committee meeting where there was unanimous support. The decision notice granting approval for Swalcliffe Park Equestrian was later issued.