Thinking of Adding a Stable to Your Garden?
If you are thinking about adding a stable to your garden, there is a lot that needs to be considered. Of course, you have the size and the appearance of your garden to think about, but there are also more serious aspects, such as planning permission. This can make it difficult to know where to start. So, let’s take a look at some top tips on adding a stable to your outside space.
There is only one place to begin, and this is with planning permission. Unfortunately, there is no straight answer to this question. There are a number of different factors that will determine whether you need planning permission. Planning permission is there to make sure that buildings are safe, as well as ensuring they are not a burden to the area surrounding the new building. The appearance of your stable will also be taken into account to ensure that they are in keeping with the local area. A specialist company like Vale Stables will be able to assist you with this. They will help you to choose something that suits the local area around you.
Aside from this, the impact your stables are going to have on roads and other local facilities will be taken into account. You also need to contemplate whether the deeds of your house outline any restrictions regarding what you can and cannot keep on your land. You may find that your deeds mean you aren’t actually allowed to keep horses on your property. It is likely that you are going to need planning permission if your stables are permanent buildings that cannot be moved, need drainage, require footings – i.e. a concrete slab or foundations, and are built outside of the cartilage of the garden, which refers to the land that immediately surrounds it. The best thing to do is inquire to your local authorities to find out whether you need planning permission. After all, it is better to be safe than sorry.
Choosing your stable
Now that you know whether you need planning permission or not, the next step is to choose your stable. There are a number of factors that will determine your choice. You need to think about what you require, for example, are you going to be keeping one horse or more? Do you have the space to expand your stable block, if needed? What style do you prefer? Are you going to create a separate unit for hay, feed, and tack? By asking yourself these questions, you should be able to come up with the right stable for your needs.
Hopefully, you now feel more prepared when it comes to adding a stable to your garden. There is a lot that needs to be taken into consideration, but if you follow the advice that has been mentioned above, you can ensure that you follow the correct procedure and that you end up with the right stable for your garden.