Two shepherd huts could be used for holiday homes on a field site north east of Stubbs Bridge at Monkton Wyld.

Internally, the huts include a small toilet and shower room, kitchen and sitting area. There is a double bed for sleeping.

The design and access statement says: "Glamping holidays are increasingly popular and this proposal would provide holidaymakers with the sort of special experiences promoted by Visit Dorset on their website in terms of enjoying nature and exploring the area.

"Glamping has emerged in the last few years as one of the dominant trends in new travel accommodation and there is a great demand for shepherd huts, log cabins, yurts, camping pods and other such self-catering accommodation.

"Glamping is popular with holidaymakers because it is affordable and often located in countryside locations offering the chance to enjoy nature and local scenery. Shepherd huts are a particularly practical choice as they are weatherproof and can be let all year round.

"The proposal would increase the volume of overnight visitors to the area and would benefit the local economy.

"Given the heavily wooded nature of the site and local topography, there would be no harm to local landscape character and there would be no other negative impacts associated with this development. We respectfully request that planning permission be granted without delay."

A decision on the Monkton Wyld Lane site will be made by a planning officer under delegated powers with public comments open until October 8th.