A HORSE racing complex in Peckforton could create 30 jobs.
Plans have been submitted to Crewe & Nantwich Borough Council to construct an eight-furlong all-weather gallop and a grass gallop, as well as stabling for up to 100 horses, manège, staff accommodation, owners' lounge, offices and a parade ring at the 200-acre farm.
The stables will be built by Rob Lloyd, chief executive at property developer Eatonfield Group plc, and will become operational by the end of the year.
The venture, to be known as Rob Lloyd Racing, was launched in June 2006 and as well as training its own racehorses and those belonging to other owners at Peckforton, the company will also breed racehorses at Halkyn, in North Wales, with that part of the operation being known as Cloverdale Bloodstock.
Mr Lloyd, who will make a £4m investment, already owns 22 horses.
As a result of his planned breeding programme, Mr Lloyd has also said he expects to add a further 30 foals to the new stud during the next 12 months.
In the short time since Rob Lloyd Racing was established, the stable has already had some successes. One of its horses, Broken Applause, won at Hay-dock in June and came second at Chester in July.
The company has also recently announced the appointment of Chris O'Donnell as bloodstock manager.
Chris will be working closely with bloodstock agent Bobby O'Ryan, another well-known personality in the horse racing world.
Mr Lloyd said: 'We are building a team of experts in the field of breeding and training racehorses and we have already engaged some leading figures in the horse racing world and will have further exciting announcements to make soon.
'Our aim is to make sure Rob Lloyd Racing features prominently in UK horse racing.'
Rob Lloyd Racing has already created four full-time and two part-time jobs and is likely to increase to 30 positions within a year.