PLANS have been submitted for a new glamping site which is hoped will be among the best in Cheshire.

Cheshire West and Chester Council has received an application to build six timber glamping units and create an area for caravans and motorhomes on land off Patmos Lane on the outskirts of Lach Dennis and Lower Peover.

The site will also include a children's play area, a service hut and two water treatment plants for drainage.

According to a design and access statement, prepared by Glampitect on behalf of the applicants, there is growing demand for glamping accommodation.

It says: "The glamping units will offer contemporary accommodation to visitors within a suitable travel distance from surrounding villages and further afield across the country, thus being suitable for weekend trips and short breaks.

"The proposed site will be in a tranquil green area, surrounded by peaceful countryside. The concept of luxury glamping is now gaining popularity throughout the UK, with standards and guest expectations on the rise.

"It is intended by the site operator that this site will be amongst the best available in the area."

Northwich Guardian: The proposed children's play area (Glampitect)The proposed children's play area (Glampitect) (Image: Glampitect)

It is anticpated the site will be used by couples, friends and families. Party groups will not be permitted and there will be strict conduct rules.

The statement adds: "The site would be operated 12 months of the year as a holiday let, but with much fewer guests meaning less noise and disruption to neighbouring properties and road users.

"The site will also be marketed as a peaceful and relaxing retreat for nature lovers, which again should mean noise from guests is not a consideration. The site will operate with strict rules of conduct which will include an exclusion of any forms of unacceptable or anti-social behaviour."

According to the statement, the new site would benefit local businesses in the area.

It said: "This development will increase footfall for local business and through correct marketing, should increase the length of time tourists remain in the area. This will be beneficial for local tourist attractions, restaurants and businesses.

"It is reasonable to suggest that additional glamping and caravan accommodation with this area and neighbouring towns is warranted, to cater for increasing visitor demand, without sacrificing the area's beauty or ecology.

Northwich Guardian: The caravan/motorhome area (Glampitect) The caravan/motorhome area (Glampitect) (Image: Glampitect)

"The operator also intends to build on existing relationships they have with other local businesses in the area to offer their goods and services to the guests, including taxi services, shops, pubs and restaurants."

To view and comment on this proposal, search reference 22/03192/FUL on the council's online planning portal.