Glamping site permission in Suffolk’s beautiful countryside granted outline planning permission
In recent years the demand for glamping facilities has risen substantially. People want to be in touch with nature, but with the added benefit of their creature comforts.
Our client, the owner of a vineyard and some agricultural land in Suffolk, came to us for help. Their vision for this site was to offer glamping, occasional event hosting and wine tasting.
The site, located in rural Suffolk, forms part of the Suffolk Coast and Heaths Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The perfect location for glamping, right?
Well, yes, in an ideal world, but it is notoriously difficult to obtain planning permission on AONB land. The proposal was met with concerns at the pre-application stage. The main concerns were; the site’s visual impact and the potential harm to the eco-systems living there.
Landscape and Visual Impact Assessments and Ecological Appraisals were commissioned. The results of these were positive, with only minor suggestions recommended. We incorporated these suggestions into our planning statement and demonstrated that the site would have minimal impact on the landscape because of its small-scale design and its use of sympathetic building materials. We also highlighted the applicant’s commitment to maintaining the wildlife on the site, as well as encouraging new wildlife.
Local planning policies advocate tourism in the area. The Planning Direct consultant successfully argued that the proposal was adhering to those policies. Subsequently, the site was granted outline planning permission and our client was extremely pleased with the result.
Are you looking to change the use of a site for leisure and tourism or any other purpose? If so, call Planning Direct today to see how we can help on 01473 407911 or email email@example.com