Planning permission for treetop holiday lodges

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On the 11 April 2017 we received planning permission for the development of 7 treetop Holiday Lodges in a mature, historic woodland off Crich Lane in Belper. The application was complicated owing to the need to protect the existing woodland and the steep sloping nature of the site. We worked closely with the Council, structural engineers and an arboricultural consultant to ensure that the development caused the minimum possible harm to the woodland. The design of these cabins has been unique from the beginning. Each property has a bespoke designed steel platform that rests on piled foundations that work around existing tree roots, the structure means that each cabin sits high within the woodland canopy. Every cabin holds a stunning location nestled within the woodland, the orientation of which has been individually considered to allow for the best views out over the valley.

The owners have been very busy over the past three years working to build and fit out the log cabins which are built from Western Red Cedar tree trunks. It has been a pleasure watching the properties come out of the ground – literally.

The final opening date has been delayed due to the Covid 19 pandemic and it was not until lock down was eased that the cabins were finally open to the public. The photographs of the site demonstrate how Swinney Wood Log Cabins takes luxury to the extreme. The cabins are exclusively for couples, each log one has a private outdoor hot tub and sauna. A king-sized four poster bed, a walk-in shower for two and a freestanding bath, uniquely situated on a mezzanine floor with an internal bridge leading to an outdoor balcony.

Cylinder log burners, a bespoke kitchen and a luxurious bathroom with double sink and a walk in shower for two are other sumptuous comforts to make each stay an unforgettable experience. Bathrobes, slippers and Molton Brown toiletries give the ultimate finishing touch. No expense has been spared creating these luxurious, yet rustic log cabins with romance in mind

If you are interested in booking to stay at the cabins we cannot recommended them enough. Details can be found via the following link.

Planning & Design Practice is a multi-disciplinary team of Town Planners, Architects, Architectural Assistants and Design Professionals. We can take a project through from inception to completion but we also offer the flexibility to engage a client’s own architects and provide a planning service, whilst our design team can also work with clients who have engaged other town planning professionals. We have extensive knowledge about the policies and procedures of individual councils and the approach taken by planning officers and Councillors. To discuss a site or project, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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