Its official Botany Camping and Glamping has been granted full planning permission on the 27th March 2014.
That is over 2 weeks early, so massive thanks to the delightful planning officer Alison. Respect and thank you.
The process is a bit long winded but thankfully it has been pretty smooth sailing, compared to some of the planning nightmares I have heard about. I think the key was to ask for Pre Planning Advice, which helped outline any issues that may arise. Then when the official application went in I was aware of any potential problems and had already dealt with them. It also helps to take the planning officers advice. In our case, this referred to screening the site with appropriate planting, and installing grasscrete for access and parking to minimise visual impact.
This long link below shows details on the Wiltshire Council Website
Here it is in Black and White
Town & Country Planning Act 1990
Notification of Full Planning
Application Reference Number: 14/01142/FUL
Mr Crispin Churton
Mr Crispin Churton
Particulars of Development: Change of use to campsite for 10 pitches with
shower/toilets and parking area.
At: Botany Farm, Bradley Road, Warminster, Wiltshire, BA12 7JY
The best news is that there are no conditions about campfires, which means we can have them on site.
Its essential to have a camp fire when you are camping for atmosphere, light and warmth.
We are deciding how best implement this, there are 2 options we are considering.
1 – Portable metal firepits for each pitch.
2 – Permanent firepit in the ground, with hearthstones around, for each pitch.
3- Possibly a communal fire for socializing with the other campers.
What do people think? Your input would be greatly appreciated.
We are developing a fire pack which will be complimentary for 1 nights bell tent camping / glamping.
This Fire Pack will be made of fire-lighting kit (Kindling / newspaper / firelighters ) logs and marshmallows with skewers for toasting on your campfire.
I am looking forward to testing marshmallow brands with the kids to find out which is the best for our customers…….
The plan is to open the campsite as soon as possible, but there is a lot of work to be done for this to happen.
Estimated time of opening is May 2014, we will keep you updated with the works, and a more precise opening date.
We are so excited and looking forward to welcoming campers and glampers to our campsite, near Longleat in Wiltshire as soon as we can