Plans lodged for pop-up campsites as Northumberland landowners seek to take advantage of high demand

A number of planning applications seeking permission for pop-up campsites have been lodged in Northumberland.

Friday, 23rd July 2021, 2:38 pm

Landowners are keen to take advantage of high demand for visitor accommodation by offering fields to campers on a temporary basis this summer.

Last year, to help the tourism industry, the government allowed a temporary doubling of the timeframe – from 28 days to 56 days - within which landowners can utilise existing permitted development rights to put agricultural land to a different use.

An application has been submitted for a pop-up campsite of 20 grass pitches and portable toilets at Peppermoor Farm, near Longhoughton.

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Plans have been lodged for pop-up campsites.

Another has been lodged for a pop-up glamping site on land south east of Glororum Farm Cottages, Belford.

And a request has also been made for a pop-up campsite for 20 tents at Wagtail Farm, near Rothbury.

An application has also been made for a temporary glamping site on land west of Hemscott Hill, near Widdrington.

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