Ottery farm submits plan to build shepherd hut accommodation

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Plans have been submitted to build a shepherd hut to add to a rural farm’s growing glamping units.

Knightstone Farm, south of Ottery, installed its first glamping unit in 2014 and a second one two years later and believes a third would complete the site.

The hut would be located on an existing car park area and constructed from wooden boards and a black plastic coated tin roof.

The accommodation would be built to cater for two to four people.

In its design and access statement, it said: “In order to make Knightstone Farm economically sustainable and to retain local employment it is felt that diversification in such a project would protect and enhance the business for generations to come. The main aim would be to add value where appropriate whilst maintaining the farms core identity and environmental features.”


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The proposals will be discussed at Ottery Town Council’s next planning meeting before the district council decides the fate of the application.

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