Just over the border from Nottinghamshire into Derbyshire lies Golden Valley, set against a backdrop of fabulous rolling countryside.
Golden Valley Equestrian Centre is built in 47 acres of grassland.
Architectural Building Design Services were engaged by the new landowner to put together suitable designs and obtain planning consent for the following:
a) Purpose built stable block and tack room to accommodate up to 20 horses and ponies;
b) A 40 x 60m managé area with wax fibre silica sand surface surrounded by post and rail timber fence.
c) A new 35 x 70m indoor arena building to host equestrian events.
d) Car parking areas and welfare facilities.
e) 2 Junior football pitches to the latest standards as set by the Football Association.
f) Football changing building together with toilet facilities for male, female and disabled welfare facilities.
g) Put together a Planning Application for development in the Green Belt and a TPO wooded area and secure an approval.
The parkland is all set in post and rail fencing, offering a safe-grazing for all liveries.
20 acres of the land is set aside for a British Equestrian standard cross-country course.
The site is surrounded by woodland areas including part wooded areas covered by tree protection orders (TPO’s).
Careful design and planning was required to cause as minimal disruption to the Green Belt land as possible, which was done by positioning the buildings close to tree areas and using a timber cladding system to the building walls to aid it blending in with the woodland.