A landowner has applied for planning permission to continue using pasture on the edge of a village for a small-scale horse livery.

Caroline Williams has applied for retrospective change of use of a parcel of land off Moor Drove East at Hockwold, near Mundford.

In her application, Ms Williams said the land is used for small scale sheep breeding and horse liveries.

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There are currently five livery horses on site, which are rotated around the fields to conserve the pasture, along with 15 rare breed ewes.

"The British Horse Society recommends allocating at least one acre per horse, and in this scheme each horse is allocated two acres," Ms Williams adds.

"The horses live in pairs, so that each pair has four acres. The horses rotate into different fields, allowing the grass to be rested.

"The business has been operating at this level on this land, since 2017 without complaint. Horse numbers were agreed with Natural England."