South Hatch Stables Burgh Heath Road Epsom KT17 4LX

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18/00308/FUL Demolition of the existing Racehorse Training Establishment (RTE) and the erection of a new RTE comprising of a main yard stable complex of 40 boxes, a secondary stable block of 20 boxes, an isolation yard, a trainer and assistant trainers house, stable staff accommodation, horse walkers, muck pits, a therapy barn, trotting ring and outdoor school, a lunge ring, turnout paddocks and a machinery store and storage barn and enabling residential development comprising 46 apartments. [Description amended to reflect reduction in 1 apartment (47 to 46)].

This revision to the previous proposal (yet to be considered by the full Planning Committee) reduces the number of flats proposed by one, but still relies on the principle of “enabling development” to fund the generally desirable improvements in the racehorse training establishment facilities.

The Society sees no reason to change the view expressed in our previous letter that the need to avoid any erosion of the Green Belt, and in particular for residential enabling development, should remain a fundamental reason for refusal of applications such as this one.

See our original letter here, and our second letter here.