Caistor Equestrian Centre
The owners and operators of this equestrian facility have invested heavily to provide first class equestrian facilities which are now a regional attraction. Whilst the facilities are superb there remained a demand for accommodation for those wishing to spend time on a residential ‘clinic’ basis and also on-site accommodation for the proprietor who needs to offer robust security and supervision at all times. These requirements combined to provide a brief for a substantial building and the client’s brief preferred to see a substantial country house, as one would expect to see in such a rural location, than a development purporting to be a conversion of a range of agricultural buildings. This evolved into an aspiration for a country house which displays very credible Georgian characteristics in its design and detailing. Such a scenario can only be successful if the details and the levels of craftsmanship are guaranteed and the planning and conservation officers were convinced this would be the case by the quality of the submission and the passion and commitment displayed by the applicant.
To secure planning permission for a major new house in the open countryside to support this important local facility and employer.
Planning permission was secured and the dedication of the applicant has been sustained to ensure that a superb new country residence and accommodation for visitors adds positively to the local landscape.