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Dorset Family Lobbies for Pop-Up Campsite Rule to be Extended

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Peter Broatch owns Eweleaze Farm which offers camping-by-the-sea. Together with his team, the owner of the property in Osmington, Dorset (England) is urging the government to amend a law to allow farmers to operate pop-up campsites for 56 days yearly.

In this regard, they’re asking people to sign their petition.

“Camping is a great way to holiday in the UK. It is low cost, enables interaction with nature, and is very low carbon compared to other holiday types,” the petition states.

“The present General Permitted Development Orders don’t even allow many campsites to open for the duration of the school summer holidays. A longer open period will allow many more people to enjoy holidaying in the UK, will increase the viability of temporary campsites, and should significantly reduce holiday carbon emissions.”

The petition requires 100,000 signatures before it can be considered in the parliament.

The government, during the pandemic, extended the season for temporary campsites from 28 days to 56 days. These sites don’t require planning permission.

The number of farms that built campsites to capitalize on the staycation boom last year was astronomical, particularly after councils decided to not apply the 56-day rule in the fall last year.

However, the extension of Permitted Development Rights (PDR) for temporary campsites expired on December 31, 2021.

This article originally appeared on South West Farmer.

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