Staycation success – Planning permission for tourism development

PDP_Tourism Development

Planning & Design Practice Ltd are delighted to have secured planning permission for a highly sustainable tourism development, located close to the edge of Tansley village and within a few miles of the Peak District National Park.

The new tourism development will create a semi-rural glamping / camping site including 7 glamping pods, 4 log cabins and an associated camping field, set within an established woodland area.

The log cabins will be one and a half storey, holding up to 4 people and located within existing clearings within the woodland in the south-eastern part of the site. The glamping pods are to be constructed from quality timber with glass openings and include ensuite bathrooms, bedroom and kitchen and include small, decked areas to the front of the structures.

Buggies/small ATVs will be used to transport guests and their luggage to the cabins on arrival and cars will be left in the car park near existing buildings on the site.

The main issues deemed necessary for assessment were the principle of development, impact on the character and appearance of the countryside and highway safety. The case office and committee approved of the proposals on the basis that the development will be in a sustainable location, fits comfortably within the landscape and raises no significant issues regarding highway safety.

The site is in walking distance of Tansley village and benefits from good access to existing public footpaths and public transport. On both sides of the road adjacent to the site there are bus stops which will provide future customers with regular bus services to the centres of Matlock and Alfreton.

The proposal mitigates the potential for adverse impact on the surrounding countryside due to the extensive screening provided by the developed woodland, as well as the density, scale and use of natural materials, which together will help assimilate the development into the landscape. The utilisation of existing buildings such as a cabin which will serve as the site office, will also help minimise the visual impact of the development.

Holidaying in the UK has become increasingly popular in recent years and ‘staycations’ are expected to boom in the coming years following the pandemic. This development will improve the tourist accommodation on offer in the area and bring significant economic benefits through increased local area spending and footfall.

Planning & Design Practice Ltd have a wealth of experience in designing and securing planning permission for commercial projects.

We have the required skills to design both small and large scale schemes in-house and tailor the design to the client’s unique specifications.

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