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A field between Darlington and Stockton could see 10 luxury glamping tents

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Plans have recently been submitted that could see 10 glamping tents built on the site of a former field between Darlington and Stockton-on-Tees.

Located on a parcel of land, the site could be built on a former agriculture field west of Outhouse Farm in Bishopton.

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The application, submitted by Glampitect, would also see the creation of other amenities such as recycling and waste facilities, individual toilet and shower huts and kitchen facilities.

The Northern Echo:

Plans aim to allow tourists visiting the area to stay on the site and hopes to attract “a larger variety of clients to the area.”

Possible job opportunities have also been highlighted by the plans with roles in servicing the tents.

However, the plans have also ensured that it will “not create or encourage unsustainable travel patterns.”

The Northern Echo: A google streetview of where the site could beA google streetview of where the site could be

The proposed tents will also not be “intrusive” according to the plans, and due to their temporary nature, will allow the site to return to its previous state once the tents have gone.

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Guests on the site would be just minutes away from Bishopton where they can visit local restaurants, as well as being just a short drive from Redmarshall, Carlton and Stillington.

The proposal argues that glamping sites have “become increasingly popular” over the past few years and are in high demand across the country.

Guests will be able to rent the tents on a per-nightly basis, however, parties of people would not be allowed on the site.

The Northern Echo: Where the site could be Picture: GOOGLE MAPSWhere the site could be Picture: GOOGLE MAPS

It would also operate as a year-round holiday let, with little likelihood of noise and disruption to neighbouring properties.

The development hopes to increase footfall to local businesses and “should increase the length of time tourists remain in the area.”

The application is currently awaiting a decision and can be commented on via the Darlington Borough Council website. 

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