Plans have been submitted to seasonally change land area near Eastmoors Farm, St Ives, to be used as a glamping spot.
The applicant would like to build six yurts, and three temporary eco compostable loos each summer on the farm, a report said.
Pure Town Planning submitted a design and access statement on behalf of the applicant. It stated that the proposed use would last approximately 30 weeks between April and October. The winter months would be when the eco-loos and yurts would be removed from the site.
Electricity would come from solar panels, and water would come from mains from the nearby riding school.
“Glamping yurts or eco-loos are not buildings because they aren’t permanent structures. They can be taken down for 24 weeks. They are therefore not harmful to the green belt,” the plan stated.
This unique opportunity for tourism is not available at other campsites in the area that offer large-scale commercial camping or caravanning sites. This eco-glamping plan is not suitable for urban land. It requires a high-quality environment where the landscape can be protected, secured, and fully appreciated by the low-impact activity there.
According to the application, the spacing between each of the yurts would “retain openness on the site”.
If the approval is granted, the site could be accessed via Eastmoors Lane, which leads to a parking lot for six vehicles.