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Mobile field shelter and councils

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OriginalFloorboards · 25/01/2024 11:12

Hello you lovely lot,
Wondered if you could give me your thoughts. Own an equestrian property but looking at putting mobile field shelter in one of the fields. On skids. We can move it about as necessary with the tractor. It’s for three horses. Looked at some on the internet by Prime or something.
Now I know there are contradictions on whether they are allowed without planning etc but have you had any issues with your planning people with yours?
I have three horses so it would be a 3 horse one preferably with gates on so I could contain them in bad weather or for a vet etc.
If you have any experience (and recommendations on who to use) it would be good to hear from you.
We won’t always have the house as at some point we will downsize but retain part of the land.
Thank you.

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Mollyplop999 · 26/01/2024 17:49

We bought a shelter on skids but received a letter from the council stating that we had to put in retrospective planning position.

OriginalFloorboards · 26/01/2024 18:40

Thanks for replying.

What happened then?

Did it go OK?

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Mollyplop999 · 27/01/2024 15:25

Sorry I should have given more detail! Yes it was fine, they passed the planning. I did put in the planning that my ponies had no natural shelter and therefore it was a necessity for their well being.

kraysee · 27/01/2024 20:08

Our council is fine. They have come to inspect our field shelters and mobile barn. As we are able to tow them and they are on skids there is no problem. Can vouch for Prime as they have supplied and built all ours over the years. Really good company

OriginalFloorboards · 27/01/2024 22:15

Thanks everyone.

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DistressSignal · 27/01/2024 22:39

I think a lot of it depends on what area of the UK you live in council wise. We bought some land two years ago and have put up a mobile field shelter and mobile stable block - it's very out in the countryside and we spoke to neighbouring farmers etc beforehand and they shrugged and said the council wouldn't care and to go ahead - so far, no issues and if there are we'll put in for retrospective planning which we can't see an issue being approved. I think what helps with ours is that it's all pretty much hidden from view whichever direction you look at it from.

But then I've heard of other people in different areas if the country having awful problems from over zealous councils and noisy complaining neighbours.

Equines · 26/02/2024 17:22

Not an expert, but imo planning permission not required as long as is moved every 28 days. EXCEPT if you live in a conservation area or affects a listed building then need planning.

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