A Horley horse sanctuary could be forced to close after having its planning permission refused.
‘Kilmarnock Horse Rescue’ has been taking in sick and unwanted animals for the past 20 years as well being a place for children with disabilities to visit.
The Norwood Hill site had been seeking permission to build removable stables and storage buildings but has been told by Mole Valley Council it cannot go ahead due to it being on green belt land.
Founder Carol Jackson fears closure would leave the animals with an uncertain future, as for many the sanctuary is their last chance.
“The elderly girl Poppy was a very good show-jumper in her day. Unfortunately they get older and they have illnesses so Poppy was retired and she came to us through no fault of her own because she was going to be put to sleep while she was in foal, which is very sad.”
Carol spoke with Susy Radio’s Neil Munday:
Carol says the sanctuary is appealing the decision.
Registered Charity number: 1159608
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