Get Full Planning Permission At A Reduced Cost
To get the green light for a new glamping site, you will typically need:
- A professional location plan.
- Detailed drawings, depicting the layout of your new site.
- Drainage and access diagrams.
- Market research.
If you’re setting up a brand-new glamping site, there’s a very good chance that you’ll need planning permission from your local authority. Exceptions do exist: Owner-operators running traditional, tent campsites for less than 28 days of the year may get a free pass under permitted development rights (sometimes called the 28 day rule).
But if you’re looking to run a site with permanent structures like glamping pods, plumbed shepherd huts or yurts, you will need to get full planning permission for your new site. You’ll also need full planning permission if you intend to run your site for more than 28 days a year, which is the best way to ensure a good return on your initial investment.
So it’s probably fair to say that 99% of site owners will need to obtain full planning permission from their local authority before they can break ground. Unfortunately, the planning application process can be convoluted. There are plans to draw up; access statements to prepare and market research to compile – not to mention all the supporting documentation you’ll need to provide.
The simplest – and most straightforward – way to get planning permission is to pay specialists like Glampitect to handle the process for you. But we know that a lot of prospective site owners are keen to cut costs and conserve their budget, which is why we’re now offering a Full Planning Light service for a reduced fee.