The Smart Way To Start Your Journey
- Submit your initial plans and drawings.
- Get feedback from your local planning authority.
- Update your planning application to increase your chances of success.
- Saves time and money.
There’s never been a better time to launch your glamping business. Industry reports show that demand for luxury staycations has exploded over the last two years, and the potential ROI from a well-planned site is huge.
In fact, successful glamping sites normally pay for themselves in two to three years and often outperform more traditional investments – like buy-to-let residential properties or commercial real estate.
But if you’re looking to set up a brand new site, there are a few hurdles that you’ll probably need to clear. You’ll need to connect water, gas, electricity and other amenities to your land, pull together a business plan and get permission from your local planning authority.
Unfortunately, this is where a lot of people get stuck. Obtaining planning permission can be a long and arduous process.
Documents have to be drawn up, submitted and reviewed, plans have to be passed on to relevant Environmental Health Authorities and other governing bodies, local residents have to be given a chance to object to your proposals and local planning officers have to decide whether or not they think your development will have a net positive impact on the surrounding area.
To help you head off potential issues before they arise, most local councils allow you to make a pre-application submission for feedback This is where one or more planning officers will look over your drawings, and offer advice based on your local planning regulations.