A couple are looking to construct holiday accommodation on their farm to continue its expansion and diversification.

Applicant Ann Lupton and her husband operate Forty Acre Farm in Forty Acre Lane, Longridge.

The site is a working farm that is still in use today, mainly for dairy cows, but has worked to diversify by providing an on-site workshop for functions in what is known as the Lovely Cow Shed.

Lancashire Telegraph: The huts will be used as holiday lets and for on-site cooking coursesThe huts will be used as holiday lets and for on-site cooking courses (Image: ALH Design Services)

To continue to modify the farm, the couple are looking to build two shepherd huts that will be rented out as holiday accommodation and also used for in-house cooking courses.

If approved, the huts will be sat on the elevated land, looking down into the Ribble Valley below and over to Blackburn.

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A planning statement submitted to Ribble Valley Borough Council said: “The huts will be used as holiday lets as well as accommodation for in-house cooking courses, and will contribute to the farming business continuing as all materials will be locally sourced on the farm.

“The huts will align with similar units dotted around the Ribble Valley, and will sit comfortably into the area as they will be used in conjunction with the farming business.

Lancashire Telegraph: The farm provides stunning views across the Ribble ValleyThe farm provides stunning views across the Ribble Valley (Image: Google Maps)

“There will be no impact on the surrounding development as they will be on wheels in order to be moved and sited easily on the grassed area within the farmhouse curtilage.

“The huts have been sited in the farmhouse boundaries and is surrounded by a dry-stone wall, which will provide screening as the ground level is lower than the adjacent road.

“The business needs to expand relatively quickly to meet demand, and the huts will provide space on the site to house ongoing courses that are providing a much-needed input to the community.”

To view the plans in full and to leave a comment on them, visit the council’s planning website.