Following one of the longest planning processes MWA have undertaken, their success was formally recognized by the client’s President in a recent visit to the site. HRH The Princess Royal made a private visit to Glenda Spooner Farm in Somerset to view the site for the new West Country headquarters for the Equine Charity, World Horse Welfare. She spent some time with MWA and has taken real interest in the project, which she has personal affinity with.
After over four and a half years the first phase of the £2m scheme is now due to be on site in August with the rest of the second phase, which includes a visitors centre and 65x35m indoor arena continuing on into 2014/15. MWA were heading up a full team of specialist consultants have had to overcome the many problems ranging from flood risks, roman roads crossing the site, major highway concerns and strong local opposition. A two day public consultation exhibition, site visits by the planning committee and two formal planning committee meetings concluded in a favourable result for the client.HRH
Although it was a very lengthy process MWA were able to steer the scheme through to its conclusion and HRH has already made a promise to open the new facilities when they are finished.
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