PLANS have been submitted to the city council for approval which would see three glamping pods built on land behind a pub to capitalise on the “staycation” boom.

Carlisle City Council has received an application for planning permission for the work which involves land to the rear of The Crossings Inn, Roweltown

Outdoor Inns has submitted the application on behalf of the inn’s owners. The business has said that it “provides sustainable, affordable tourist accommodation specifically for outdoor recreation and leisure groups at, or adjacent to, existing independently owned rural pubs across the UK.”

They say that they work with pub owners, local authorities and communities “to benefit from the recent growth in staycations.”

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Supporting statements submitted with the application say that the existing entrance to the pub car park is suitable for use by the three proposed glamping pods.

“The proposed glamping pods are to be placed on the grassland area of the site with car parking spaces adjacent to the units. The hardstanding is to be retained as the carpark to service the pub.”

The site surrounding The Crossings Inn has become a popular staycation location.

A caravan and campsite is adjacent to the site proposed for development. The pub also offers two en-suite rooms and hosts weddings and corporate events.

The Design and Access Statement reads: “The site is not located within a conservation area and there are no heritage assets affected by the proposals.”

The glamping pods would also be unaffected by flood risk zones.

It is hoped that the proposal would contribute to the community: “Outdoor Inns proposal for The Crossings Inn would represent low impact and sustainable diversification of an existing rural business.

“This integrated accommodation offer would bring social, economic and environmental benefits to the site and surrounding area through increased overnight visitors, increased spend into the local economy and a significant habitat enhancement program resulting in biodiversity net gain.”