The Equestrian house is a proposal for a new dwelling with associated equestrian facilities in the Green Belt on a 20 acre site, just outside Windsor. It was submitted for planning under the NPPF clause 55 criteria. The brief includes a family house along with equestrian facilities suitable for either professional use or for a family with horses. A Landscape Management plan, along with various sustainable technologies were also introduced in order to enhance the existing landscape and context and contribute towards the Bracknell Forest Biodiversity Action Plan. Sustainable technologies such as the installation of PV's, ground source heat pump and rain water collection are key elements in the design of this equestrian house.
Status: Awaiting Planning Approval
“We are satisfied that this proposal sets a new model... as to how a house with stables and paddocks could be conceived. It is an elegant building that works well in its setting. It represents a refreshing approach... using the horses as living works of art as well as something to be enjoyed in a more prosaic way. The use of the art gallery as a precedent has taken this idea to a new level... We are satisfied that this proposal meets the criteria under Paragraph 55 of the NPPF in that the design is of exceptional quality or innovative nature”
Design Review Panel report - South East