Plans lodged for 10 yurts on site with views of Bamburgh Castle

Plans have been lodged for a new eco-glamping development in north Northumberland.

Wednesday, 28th April 2021, 1:31 pm

The application on behalf seeks planning permission for 10 yurts along with a toilet block, car parking and landscaping on a greenfield site at Glororum, near Bamburgh.

It has been submitted by Ayrshire-based Edesign Architecture & Planning on behalf of local couple Mr and Mrs Rodgerson.

Their planning report states: ‘This application forms the basis of a unique, high quality sustainable new tourist accommodation, which will enhance the range, choice and quality of the tourism offer in this part of north Northumberland

The proposed development site offers views towards Bamburgh Castle.

‘The whole concept of this proposal is to embrace principles for it to be sustainable and have positive ‘light touch’ impact on the landscape.

‘This proposal if granted planning permission will lead to the creation of a high-quality tourism business within this extremely popular area, which will sustain and create new local jobs and assist in supporting the economy.

‘This application is the dream of a local young couple who are dedicated to investing, working and living in the area they both grew up in. They believe this proposal is dynamic and sustainable and provides a unique visitor attraction for the area in a respectful way to this sensitive natural landscape.

‘If approved will result in the creation of a high quality, sustainable new rural business in the area and will result in local economic investment, creation of new local employment and provide an attraction for tourists to visit this popular area.’

Each yurt would include a small compost toilet a timber picnic bench and a wood fired timber hot bath / tub within a picket fence.

A separate toilet / shower block is proposed to the north of the site. This would contain 10 individual toilet and shower units.

The proposed operating hours of the site are between March to December.

Bamburgh Parish Council has made no objection subject to there being acceptable arrangements for dealing with foul sewage, recyclable waste and the disposal of trade waste.

They have also called for the developer to make a contribution towards a footpath from Glororum to Bamburgh because it would add to pedestrian traffic on Lucker Road.

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