Polo ponies protected after staff accomodation plan approvedBy Becky Barnes
February 27, 2013
Valuable polo ponies will be protected from possible theft after permission was given to build temporary staff accommodation.
Bracknell Forest Council’s planning committee gave permission for a caravan to be sited for 18 months at Lyfords Meadow Stables, in Locks Ride, Ascot, when it met last Thursday.
Applicant Sharon Simpson said it was necessary for staff, who currently live in a bungalow, to live on site because surveillance and security are needed to protect up to 22 polo ponies from theft.
The mobile home will house employees while staff accommodation is refurbished.
Committee chairman Councillor Colin Dudley said there was ‘quite a chequered history with mobile homes on this site’ and said it seemed the applicants used ‘any reason they could think of’ to have a mobile home there.
Permission was granted on the condition the mobile home is removed on or before August 14, 2014, or following occupation of the refurbished bungalow, whichever is sooner.