A NEW glamping site based on a Grade-II listed farm looks set to get the go ahead on the outskirts of Burnley.

Richard Pilka wants to develop the tourist attraction at his Stiperden House Farm in Kebs Road, Cliviger.

It would be made up of four glamping pods to be let for holidays throufghout the year, each with a hot tub and decking area for people to relax and enjoy the stunning countryside scenery.

Burnley Council's development control committee has been recommended to approve the project when it meets tonight.

A report by planning officer Elizabeth Hindle says: "Stiperden House Farm is a farmstead in the Cliviger area of Burnley.

"The farmhouse is a Grade-II listed building. The track leading from Kebbs Road to Stiperden Farm and beyond is a medieval packhorse track.

"The proposal includes the installation of four glamping pods.

"The pods would be used a year-round holiday lets. Each pod would have a hot tub on a decked sitting area, and a parking space.

"The applicant has provided a Market Research report which states existing accommodation in the area was examined, and a clear demand in the market for glamping development was identified.

"Also, it states glamping is an indisputably accelerating trend within the UK, and one which is likely to increase with the continuous impact of Covid-19.

"Officers are satisfied it has been demonstrated the proposed development will boost the local and rural economy and offers a desirable accommodation style for visitors.

"Objections have been received in relation to impact on wildlife as a result of the development.

"However, officers are satisfied the enhancements made to the site, through the additional hedgerow and landscaping, and the condition requiring the submission of details of any lighting to be agreed, should help to improve biodiversity on the site."

The report recommends councillors to grant planning permission for the scheme with 13 conditions.