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Planning application submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council for ecotourism camping cabin

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: August 09, 2014

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A PLANNING application has been submitted to East Staffordshire Borough Council to build a small ecotourism camping cabin in Stanton.

The cabin would be built in Rivington Bank Field behind Hills Lane.

The site is a 2.6 acre field and contains an existing wooden field shelter and stables. The proposed location of the cabin would be unobtrusive and would not be able to be seen from the roadway, or any residential properties.

It is proposed that the camping cabin will be a single-storey at a maximum of 3.351m high and will be made of dark oak wood, placed on a concrete pad.

A small solar panel would be placed on the roof to provide solar power to the lighting system which will make the cabin environmentally friendly.

A small chimney on the roof also would also allows wood from the shelter belt woodland to be burnt to provide heat in the winter.

Once built, the cabin would provide shelter to a niche market of ecotourism campers.

It has been designed to have no impact on the character of the Derbyshire countryside in which it will sit.

A consultation on the plans began on Friday and is scheduled to run until August 29.

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