A decision about whether to build a £1.6million Olympic equestrian legacy centre in south-east London has been delayed until October.

Greenwich Council’s planning committee unanimously voted on 15 September to defer the decision until they had visited the Shooters Hill site near Plumstead.

The plans have met with local opposition.

Barry Gray, chairman of the neighbouring Woodlands Farm Trust, likened the proposed development – with its potentially high fencing – to a “horse concentration camp”.

Permission is being sought for an indoor and outdoor arena, horsewalker, therapy centre, hay barns and 20 stables.

This news story was first published in the current issue of Horse & Hound (29 September, 2011)