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Foulridge Welcomes New Glamping Pods Amidst Local Concerns

In the quaint village of Foulridge, the approval of four new glamping pods by Pendle Council has sparked a mix of anticipation and concern. This development brings a modern twist to camping in the area, blending luxury with the rustic charm of the countryside.

The project, initiated by Mr. and Mrs. Handley, involves setting up glamping pods adjacent to their 10-bedroom property, Moorlands, on Skipton Old Road. These pods aim to offer a comfortable and upscale camping experience, tapping into the growing trend of glamping – a fusion of glamour and camping.

However, this development has not been met without reservations. The Foulridge Parish Council, echoing the worries of local residents, has raised concerns about potential noise disturbances. 

These concerns stem from the current use of Moorlands as a venue for large gatherings, where activities like fireworks have reportedly disrupted the tranquility of the area.

Traffic and safety on Skipton Old Road have also been highlighted as points of concern. The increased movement to and from the site, particularly towards Kelbrook, poses questions about road safety and congestion, as reported by the Lancashire Telegraph.

Public objections have further emphasized the apprehension within the community. Some residents have described Moorlands as a ‘party house,’ accommodating up to 29 people and hosting events with loud music and fireworks. These objections, lodged with Pendle Council in December, reflect a significant unease about the potential change in the area’s character.

In response to these concerns, the Lancashire County Council’s highways department has not raised objections but suggested specific access routes to the site. This recommendation aims to mitigate potential traffic issues, as detailed in the Lancashire Telegraph’s report.

The development plan includes constructing a new track within Moorlands to facilitate access to the agricultural land designated for the pods. This track is designed to blend with the surrounding landscape, minimizing the environmental impact.

The economic and tourism benefits of the project have been a driving factor in its approval. The glamping pods are expected to attract visitors to Foulridge, boosting local businesses and contributing to the area’s economic growth.

Balancing the development with community interests, the Handley’s have agreed to restrict the use of the pods to holiday purposes only. This decision is a nod to the concerns raised by residents, aiming to minimize any negative impact on the local community.

The approval of the glamping pods in Foulridge presents a new opportunity for tourism and economic growth, while also bringing to the forefront the importance of community concerns in rural development. 

As this project moves forward, it will be a testament to finding a harmonious balance between innovation in tourism and preserving the essence of community life.

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March 18, 2024 11:41 am

The buzz in Foulridge about those new glamping pods near Moorlands is quite something! Locals are a bit worried about noise and traffic, but guess what? Word on the street is that the pods might have soundproof walls to contain those party vibes! How about that for a solution?

March 18, 2024 3:36 pm
Reply to  MysticCharm-11

I’m excited to share that the glamping pods are stirring up some buzz in Foulridge! The idea of soundproof walls sounds promising for containing any lively gatherings. Let’s hope they strike a balance between fun and respecting the peace of the area.

March 18, 2024 7:26 pm

The buzz around the glamping pods in Foulridge is all about finding that sweet spot between boosting tourism and keeping the village’s charm intact. The Handleys are on it, bringing in green vibes with solar power and recycling efforts at the glamping spot. It’s pretty cool to see how they’re balancing modern comforts with nature’s beauty to create a unique experience for visitors.

Heather Hughes
Heather Hughes
March 18, 2024 8:53 pm

Isn’t it interesting how the glamping project addresses community concerns, incorporating soundproofing and traffic plans? It’s great to see efforts to balance growth with nature and job opportunities!

Nancy Mitchell
Nancy Mitchell
March 18, 2024 9:01 pm

I can’t believe we’ve got fancy glamping pods now in Foulridge! Exciting times ahead, right? Let’s see if they can charm even the skeptics with their luxury and nature blend!

March 18, 2024 11:49 pm
Reply to  Nancy Mitchell

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Charles Evans
Charles Evans
March 19, 2024 6:22 am
Reply to  OhMyGosh1238

You know I can set you up with the lowdown on the new glamping pods and how to navigate any concerns the locals might have. Let’s get you sorted ASAP! Imagine cozying up in a luxurious glamping pod under the starry night sky.

March 19, 2024 10:40 am

Isn’t it interesting how the glamping pods in Foulridge are going all eco-friendly with things like solar panels and sustainable materials? 🌿 It’s great to see them focusing on reducing their environmental impact and involving the community to ensure everything runs smoothly. *eye roll*


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