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Building Specifications & Planning

Department of Agriculture Food & Marine specifications for building of horse facilities are available to access here: Minimum Specifications for Horse Facilities and Fencing (PDF) 

These specifications provide a useful guide for those embarking on building of horse facilities including stabling; all weather exercise areas; handling stocks; horse walkers.Note these specifications may be adapted/altered for 2023 TAMS.

Other farm building and structures specifications are available to download here

A guide to the parameters which must be met to qualify for exemptions from planning are outlined here: Exempted Development - Rural (PDF) It is advisable to apply for any exemptions from the local planning office.