Caravanners can now visit a camp site 365 days of the year following approval.

The Lake District National Park Authority gave Burnside Caravan Park at Keswick full permission to extend its opening times, and will now be available to visitors all year-round.

The caravan site, which houses 37 lodges, formerly welcomed visitors between March 1-November 15, and December 20-January 3.

But following the plan approval, holiday makers can now stay at the site any time of the year.

Many were in favour of the proposal, with one lodge owner saying: "The tourism business, like many others, has been severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic and this application would help local businesses by creating extra accommodation for visitors to come and spend their money locally and boost the local economy."

Another added: "The opening would benefit not just the owners who like ourselves who would be able to visit and carry out annual maintenance and upgrades necessary, which we are unable to do at the present time, but also guests who have indicated to us that they would enjoy visiting out of season for three, four or even seven nights for walking and shopping holidays.

"This would benefit the local economy when it is much needed."

Two letters of objection were also received, with lodge owners raising concerns over increased lease costs and lack of recycling on-site, writing: "Year round opening would increase this very environmental unfriendly practise."

But the proposal was given the go-ahead regardless, with six conditions to be met by the site owners, including visitors being restricted to an eight-week stay within three months.