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If you are considering building a stable, stable block or manège for either personal or business use, you will need to get planning permission from your local planning authority.
Planning permission is required for any permanent equestrian construction including stables, a permanent field shelter, or an arena. Planning is managed by government and local planning authorities with the primary aim of guiding and managing how towns, cities and the countryside are used and developed. Planning permission covers the use of land and buildings, the design and look of buildings, as well as access to them and the impact on the local environment. In addition, planning legislation exists to ensure any buildings and constructions are safe and comply with all associated regulations.
The specific law that applies to the planning regime in England and Wales is the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Under the Act planning permission is required for ‘any development on land’ which includes the ‘carrying out of building, engineering, mining or other operations, in, on, over or under the land or the making of any material change in the use of any buildings or land’. In some circumstances, deemed planning permission is granted under the provisions of the General Permitted Development Order.
Planning laws must therefore be considered by all equestrian land owners whether you are simply keeping horses/ponies in a field or you are looking to develop your equine facilities.