After a long fought battle we have now received consent for five camping cabins for our client. We were approached to assist them by their Architect as his clients needed to diversify their family farming business and had settled on high quality camping cabins as the perfect choice for their site.

After an initial submission a number of revisions had to be made to address a range of issues. However, despite successfully addressing all points raised ambiguity in the Council’s planning policy presented a potential barrier to approval as despite support for rural diversification being set out in supporting text the policy itself on new sites did not provide the clear support needed for the Council’s Officers to recommend approval of the scheme.

As a result the application had to be heard at committee, and in the end the arguments in favour of diversification won the day.

We were delighted to get the consent for our clients and wish them all the best with their new venture and the benefits that it will bring to their farming business.