The Rural Solutions planning team have worked with the client over several years, achieving planning consents for a range of diversification activities in order to provide an additional income stream to support their traditional farming activities.

The client started with attaining planning permission for five ‘glamping’ style shepherd huts, followed by the provision of a new holiday cottage converted from a former workshop. This has allowed the owners to offer accommodation all year round. As a conversion of an existing building, rather than the development of new buildings, the new holiday cottage has not had any additional visual impact upon the landscape setting.

The buildings now provide an additional income stream, when they weren’t suitable for agricultural use and were not a commercially viable part of the farm.

The applications were met with support from the local planning authority who concluded that the proposals would support the local economy whilst not harming the appearance and landscape character of the site and The Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The applications were approved under delegated powers.


The farm is located within an (AONB) and is perfect for those looking for ‘staycation’ options close to the beautiful, rural Yorkshire Dales. An ideal spot to get away from it all and experience everything the countryside has to offer.