Planning permission has been granted for three wooden glamping pods on the outskirts of Langwathby.
The application seeking to change the use of agricultural land to site three holiday pods on land next to Beck Mill, Langwathby, was sought by Mr R and Mrs K Udale.
It went before Eden District Council’s planning committee last week where an objection was made by the occupant of Linden Farm House which is about 200m away from the proposed site.
The objector argued that the pods would be an invasion of privacy and prevent their enjoyment of the home and its clear views from a side elevation.
In total three letters of objection were received with concerns including that if planners allowed pods to be “scattered across the landscape” it would be detrimental.
However the applicants said an established hedge which would have screened Linden Farm House from the pods had recently been cut down by the new owners.
They said that the pods would be sat in a natural depression of the land, minimising the visual impact and added that more than 700 trees have been planted in the field to create a future woodland.
The pods are designed for two occupants in each – a maximum of six holidaymakers at one time – and are in a field that an existing public footpath runs through, which will remain.
Allowing the pods to be erected would extend their existing holiday business at Beck Mill and create new employment for a groundsman and cleaners.
Councillors unanimously approved the planning application.