An established small caravan and camping site at Paddock Farm, Broadoak is hoping to expand its operation.

It is asking Dorset Council for consent for a shepherd’s hut and three glamping units in addition to its existing touring caravan and tent pitches.

The certified site provides serviced pitches for up to five touring caravans or motorhomes and ten tents which can stay on the site for up to 28 days. This site has been in use for the past ten years. Planning permission has also been granted for the siting of six camping pods to the south of the current licensed site which are being developed at the moment.

The application says the field in which the units would be located is a relatively level area with a mature hedge on the northern boundary. A stone track gives access into the field and the camping pitches with the five touring pitches remaining in their current locations. Existing landscaping would be enhanced to improve the visual setting of the pitches.

Just over half a hectare is set aside for holiday use and the level of activity on the site will be restricted by the number of pitches being limited to 20. The only other facility provided on the site is a small toilet/shower block which has consent through the camping pod planning permission.

Comments on the application, which is expected to decided at officer level, can be made until September 3.