AN application to build four shepherd's huts at Coniston to be used for glamping has been submitted to the Lake District National Park Authority (LDNPA).

Phillip Johnston wants to create the holiday lets on land next to Dixon Ground Farm near Coniston as part of a farm diversification plan.

But he will have to wait for the next development control committee meeting to find out if his proposals get the green light.

The report being considered by the LDNPA committee said: "Four camping huts are to be built between the former railway embankment and a footpath, which leads north-westwards to the Coppermines Valley and is accessible from the Sun Hotel."

The plans show that the shepherd’s huts will consist of a shower and toilet, along with one main sitting room with a kitchen and a separate bedroom, big enough for a double bed.

The outside plans show that the huts will have corrugated tin sheet roofing painted black along with a glazed timber door and windows. The parish council has objected: “This is not a farm with agriculture as its core business. As such this does not constitute a farm diversification project."

However, a letter in support said: “One-bedroom accommodation will attract couples who spend money in pubs, cafes and local shops and attractions in the Coniston area.”

The LDNPA is expected to recommend the application, but with the condition that the huts should be for short-term let only – not exceeding 28 days in any three months.