AN enforcement notice made by a district council regarding work at a former riding school has been quashed.

A planning application is currently going through for a change of use at Shana Riding School in New Road, Walters Ash to a place for storage and distribution of landscaping and fencing materials.

An enforcement notice was issued by Wycombe District Council regarding the creation of earth bunds in fields next to the stables, as there had been no planning permission.

This notice was appealed against, which was allowed.

Spokesman for WDC, Catherine Spalton, said: "The enforcement notice was quashed and planning permission has been granted for the bunds subject to a condition requiring landscaping.

"The planning application for the change of use of the former riding school was considered by the planning committee in January. The committee resolved that permission should be granted subject to a S106 agreement, which is now being progressed by our legal team. A decision notice will only be issued when the agreement has been completed.

"There are issues elsewhere on the wider site, namely the former residential accommodation, which we will be pursuing separately."

Michael Bryant, owner of Country Supplies in Hughenden Valley, put in the application to use part of the vacant site and the proposal says it will not operate at weekends and would limit the hours to 7.30am to 6pm weekdays.

The Naphill and Walters Ash Residents Association circulated a leaflet raising concerns about the amount of noise, vibration and fumes on roads in the area.

A resident also raised concerns regarding the appearance of sink holes in Naphill earlier this year.

The man, who did not wish to be named, said: "A large HGV lorry base is about to get approval from the council to be based in Walters Ash, against many conservation guidelines and opposition, which is the first thing of its kind in this lovely little village and will mean lots of huge, heavy lorries rumbling through the village shaking the ground. "Surely this is an absolutely irresponsible thing to approve when there are sink holes throughout the village which could be initiated or their condition worsened by the introduction of a high volume of incredibly heavy vehicles to the village roads."