A plan to build a “large” shed for retired horses by a main Herefordshire country road has been given the go-ahead.

Oliver Kingsley applied to build the 30-metre by 10-metre building, 4.4 metres in height, alongside the A466 west of Llanwarne, which would share road access with a house, Broadway, recently bought by Mr Kingsley.

The steel portal framed building, clad in timber and roofed in grey fibre cement sheets, would house seven horses.


“The layout creates a invaluable space to comfortably shelter the applicant’s retired horses with provisions also made to store hay and feed,” a statement with the application said.

Llanwarne and District Group Parish Council made no objection.

Approving the proposal, Herefordshire Council planning officer Elsie Morgan concluded that the building “though large in footprint, would be acceptable and commensurate in association with the nearby uses and built form”, and would not lead to an increase in traffic.

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