Planning and The Woodlands Champion Scheme

Are you hoping to use a wooded area of your land to host your glamping dream?   But at the same time, a little worried about whether you will get planning permission for your project?  Did you know there is a scheme that has already got planning permission for such projects that means you don’t have to if you sign up to them?

Check out the Woodland Champions website for details.  They say on their website:

“If you want to open a campsite beyond your 28 days permitted development, then the easiest way is to apply to an exemption body. Woodland Champions can issue exemptions for up to 5 caravans and 10 tent pitches.  The law covers pods and shepherds huts as well as caravans. We are the only Club to specialise in the non-touring caravan exemptions.  There’s no need for planning permission or expensive planning consultants’.

Signing-up to this scheme can mean you can get to bypass planning, using their global permission.  After all glamping, by it’s very nature, is eco-friendly so setting up a site SHOULD be easy, but often it’s complex.  For more tips on getting set up, with a chapter on how to present favourably to planning permission, should you need it, download our FREE guide to setting up a glamping site.  Written by our friends and experts in the field over at Wild Harvest Tipis and Activities (Wild Harvest School of Self-Reliance).