Are you thinking of building a permanent equestrian building, for instance  stables or field shelter – more than likely you will need planning permission.  Planning permission for stables will depend on whether the stables comply within the permitted development criteria for your local area which can vary considerably dependant on your locality .what should be considered when submitting your planning application. At Prestige Timber Stables we hope to advise you along through the process.

Will my stables need planning 

If your desired location to build your stables falls outside of your official garden boundary ( please check your deeds for your property  )you will definitely require planning permission and gain consent  before you invest time and money into the build to prevent issues  and delays with local planning department and  your neighbours.

However that being said , should your proposal sit with in your garden boundaries there is a possibility you could build under permitted development rights again conditions will be attached however this is something to be explored also the property may have covenants which will be unique to that property which may restrict livestock , business operating certain building materials to be used etc.

Your local planning department may dictate as to what materials and colours are to be used on the build they may request how you intend to  dispose of waste products, will there be an impact on the community with regards to noise and smell ?.

Mobile Field shelter

This is not a permanent and you could debate planning permission is not required, you could refer to ‘permitted development rights’ as mentioned earlier, however it is best to seek advise from your local authority to prevent enforcement action and the possibility of the building being dismantled and a law suit.

Is planning permission for stables necessary?

Yes it is there are a number of considerations the location, appearance, access, local highways along with other health and safety regulations , the size of the build materials which are to be used, impact on the environment, what will its purpose.and finally does the building comply to the official building regulations. These are all areas your local Planning Authority will take into account. 

What action should I take to acquire planning permission 

Contact your planning department, or go online and follow the gide line which are offered 

Preparation is key, make sure to of done your home work, complete application form, have a site location plan you may be required to submit elevation drawings which we are able to assist with.

Once call of the paper work has been completed you will need to be patient and wait, different planning authorities operate differently some have a set day of the month to approve or decline permission in most cases if you are declined you have the right to appeal where your application may require some minor adjustments and to be resubmitted. A site visit is usually conducted during this period.

Finally you receive the desired result and permission is passed and your built can commence, failing this adjustments are made and plans resubmitted. 

Advise we would offer to our clients.

Be honest and transparent with your local planning authority and build a repour, they will help you along the way as should you get on the wrong side of them, this could slow down the planning application, be realistic with your ideal stable yard construction and try where possible to be in keeping with the area which should speed your process up.


What Our Club Members Say

Belinda Dixon

Absolutely first class service from start to finish. Jade responded really quickly to emails and super, fast workmanship from Robert and his gang. Field shelter was cracking quality and I would highly recommend them to everyone. Many thanks

Richard Hobson

Unbelievable service and professionalism from Robert and his team. Installed to the highest of standards looks absolutely fab. These horses will be glad to get out of the drenched fields now.

Wendy Rennie

Very easy company to deal with. Best value by far. Was wary as they were not local to us but prestige provided us with good service and lovely new stables, delivery to Scotland was reasonable and the boys erected our new stables super quick. Would recommend and use again

Sara Ashley

Fantastic to deal with from start to finish. Very professional and reliable company. Great customer service and very quick delivery and installation within just a few weeks from order. Would definitely recommend this company and use them again:)

Helen Reynolds

I have bought several times from Robert. Whether it be field shelters of stable blocks and I have never been disappointed with the service from point of order to install Totally professional and top quality

Ian Hamilton Birch

This company have just supplied me with 2 blocks of 24 x 12 stables specially adapted for my shetlands. From initial quotation stage to final fitting they were a very professional company. Unlike some companies that I initially approached the quotation they gave me included everything enabling me to budget accurately. The stables and fittings are of the highest quality and well constructed. Everyone I dealt with very knowledgeable, polite and friendly. I would highly recommend and will use them again when I need further buildings