A new glamping pod growth may spring up in County Durham beneath proposals lodged with planning chiefs.
Earlier in February, a planning software was submitted to Durham County Council for land west of the farm property Derecroft within the Iveston space.
This included putting in 5 glamping pods with related timber decking on land adjoining to an present using area and farmyard.
According to planning paperwork, every pod would profit from cooking services, bathroom and wash services, a double mattress, ‘spacious seating’ and two youngsters’s bunk beds.
The pods would even be serviced by mains water and electrical energy and would have devoted parking services.
A planning and heritage assertion, ready for the applicant, reads: “The [National Planning Policy Framework] locations nice emphasis on the necessity to help growth that enhances the agricultural financial system and, on this context, native planning coverage permits growth in countryside the place it is associated to tourism and different acceptable rural makes use of, together with farm diversification.
“The proposal for the set up of glamping pods helps rural diversification and can permit the farm enterprise to thrive and increase, in flip producing native employment and funding.”
The proposal has been backed by the county’s tourism administration agency, Visit County Durham.
In a press release submitted as a part of the planning course of, the organisation famous there is “typically an undersupply of customer lodging to fulfill market demand.”
During session up to now, one objection has additionally been obtained from a neighbouring property in regards to the proposed glamping pods.
Concerns embody noise, elevated visitors and the potential impression on the atmosphere.
A last resolution on the planning software is anticipated by early April.
Comments might be made by writing to the council’s planning division or visiting its on-line planning portal.
For extra info, go to here and search planning reference: DM/21/00290/FPA