Plans to build a horse-riding arena in Llandinam, which were objected to by community councillors, have been given the go-ahead by Powys Council planners.

An application made by M Eaton of Maes y Neuadd, Caersws was given conditional consent to build a mixed agricultural and equine building and a horse-riding arena on land at Neuadd Llwyd. Conditions include that the building should not be used for commercial purposes.

A statement submitted by the applicant states that they have recently moved back to the area, and have competed in British eventing and dressage.

Two objection letters were received by the council about landscape issues, neighbouring amenities and highways concerns. Llandinam Community Council voted to object the application as “it represents excessive development for the proposed location”.

Case officer Luke Jones said the proposed development fundamentally complies with relevant planning policy.