This Business of Horses

Getting to know...The Equestrian Planning Consultancy

January 24, 2023 The Equestrian Index Season 2 Episode 1
This Business of Horses
Getting to know...The Equestrian Planning Consultancy
Show Notes

Episode summary introduction: In this episode we chat to Eleni Randle, Founder of Eldnar Consultancy and its latest arm The Equestrian Planning Consultancy about all things planning, her journey so far, accolades and awards, buying land and how much to pay for a potential site, planning permissions and pitfalls, fees, refusals, appeals and everything in between. Oh, and we learn who Loopy is and the important role they played in shaping Eleni’s tenacity… 

Topics discussed in this episode: 

  • The journey to setting up Eldnar and The Equestrian Planning Consultancy [01:24]
  • Professional recognition to date [05:11]
  • Who is Loopy? [07:35]
  • How to know if you might get permission for horses and facilities on land [09:20]
  • How to use and know if existing buildings have appropriate permissions [12:38]
  • What to pay for a potential site [14:58]
  • How most land is typically sold and the help available in the process [17:34]
  • What equestrian facilities need planning permission [19:46]
  • Horses are not classed as Agriculture [21:25]
  • Can you build a dwelling to live on site with your horses? [24:19]
  • What to submit when applying for planning permission and timing on decisions [25:55]
  • What the Council takes into account when considering a planning application [31:25]
  • Typical planning fees and how they are calculated [33:29]
  • What you can do if your planning is refused and the appeals process [37:28]
  • Options if facilities have already been built and an enforcement officer visits [41:27]
  • The sort of equestrian applications Eldnar Consultancy has worked on to date [44:29]

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