Merry Lane Dog Paddock,


Location: Merry Lane, Evesham, Worcestershire

Case Type: Change of use from equestrian land to a dog exercising paddock with ancillary facilities and associated parking (part retrospective) 

Council: Wychavon District Council

Status: Planning permission secured

BPA has secured planning permission for the change of use of an equestrian field to a dog exercise paddock with ancillary facilities and associated works.

In April, 2021, the applicants began renting the paddock to owners who required a secure area for exercising their dogs off-lead. There was evidently a demand in the locality, as the applicants had a number of regular users and therefore wished to secure retrospective planning permission to ensure the use is lawful. The paddock can now be utilised by owners and dogs who may not want to mix with others, have special requirements, or limited access to safe green spaces. The applicant also sought permission for the retention of the shepherds hut sited in the paddock. The hut provides users with shelter from the elements in addition to tea/coffee facilities and a WC. The final element of the application sought permission for a new vehicular access point and hardstanding for the parking of 2no. cars and an associated turning area.

With the assistance of our expertise, we quickly and smoothly secured planning permission for the applicant supporting the continuation of their rural business.



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