Plans for equestrian centre near Horndean

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PLANS for an equestrian facility near Horndean have been welcomed by residents.

The South Downs National Park Authority is considering a plan for an equestrian barn on land east of New Barn Farm Lane, Blendworth.

The four-acre site is currently used for paddocks for horse grazing.

The barn would include four stables, a tack room and a storage area for straw.

Plans for a stable block were refused by the authority in June over concerns the building would not be in keeping with the agricultural landscape.

But residents have supported the new plans.

In a submission to the authority, Robert said: ‘The barn proposed in this application is in keeping with the surrounding area, as barns of this type (and substantially larger) are commonplace within a countryside setting such as this.’

Nearby resident David Jones said: ‘What a lovely development this would be.’

A final decision will be made by the authority.