Glastonbury Festival: Plans submitted for temporary family campsite at Worthy Farm in Pilton

By Tim Lethaby

16th Jul 2021 | Local News

Entrance to the campsite would be via the A361 (Photo: Google Street View)
Entrance to the campsite would be via the A361 (Photo: Google Street View)

Camping could still be possible at the Glastonbury Festival's Worthy Farm in Pilton this year after a planning application was submitted for a family-focused temporary campsite.

An application for a proposed lawful development certificate for part of Worthy Farm as a family-focused temporary campsite for 56 days in summer 2021 and 28 days in subsequent years has been submitted to Mendip District Council by Glastonbury Events Festival Ltd.

If approved, the campsite would be nearly 83 hectares in size, and would be situated just off the A361 entrance to the farm.

The 56 days set aside for this year includes the build and break installation and dismantling period.

Also this week, there have been two major planning decisions made in villages near Shepton Mallet - a Stratton-on-the-Fosse nursing home will be dismantled and replaced (you can read about that HERE) and plans for 63 homes to be built in Coleford have been refused (you can read about that HERE).

Other planning applications in the Shepton Mallet area that have been submitted to Mendip District Council this week include:

Development of a gas-powered standby electricity generation plant, associated infrastructure and access road (revision of 2018/2522/FUL) on land to the south of the Electricity Sub Station, Langleys Lane, Clapton, is wanted by Biogas Technologies Ltd.

Proposed 4x10m single story garage at The Chalice, Old Down, Emborough, has been applied for by Mr Neil Richens.

Approval of details reserved by condition 7 (Tree Protection Plan) on planning permission 2019/0371/FUL on land next to 1 Maryland Cottages, Smiths Lane, Ditcheat, is wanted by Mr Alan Butt.

Construction of attic room and store and replacement conservatory at Newlands, Bath Road to Harridge Wood, Stratton-on-the-Fosse, has been applied for by Mr and Mrs Portch.

Erection of a traditionally styled three-bay carport/garage to provide additional covered storage at Forge House, Park Hill, Pilton, is wanted by Mr Martin Sims.

Replacing small clay tiles with double roman clay tiles to east and west roof elevations at Old End Cottage, Zion Hill, Oakhill, has been applied for by Mrs Julie Evans.

Install four new poles and three stays to provide a single connection less than 20kva on land at Windsor Hill, Shepton Mallet, is wanted by Louise Haskins.

Erection of open fronted summerhouse to north side of garden at 14 Nightingale Grove, Shepton Mallet, has been applied for by Mr Philip Stevens.

Erection of a dwelling with associated landscaping and road access at 2 Spring Cottages, Blackers Lane, Leigh-on-Mendip, is wanted by India Hiscox.

Change of use of agricultural storage building to a mixed use of agricultural store and as a venue for occasional functions (18 per calendar year) (Class E) on land at Jacks Lane, Croscombe, has been applied for by Mr N Marsh.

Application for approval of details reserved by conditions 5 (Drainage) and 6 (Surface Water Drainage System) on planning consent 2018/0577/FUL at Farrington Golf Club, Marsh Lane, Ston Easton, has been made by Mr Terry Stacey.

Application for a certificate of lawful existing development for access, workshop building and hardstanding area at Ash View Farm, Fosse Way, Lydford-on-Fosse, has been made by Mr Ashley Beaton.

Proposed works to driveway at Puzzle Tree Cottage, Benter Lane, Oakhill, is wanted by Mr M Jenkins.

Other planning applications in the Shepton Mallet area that have been decided this week by Mendip District Council include:

Single storey rear and two storey side extensions to enlarge existing dwelling to create a separate dwelling at 24 Neales Way, Evercreech, by Mr and Mrs Peake have been withdrawn.

Demolition of existing forecourt structures and erection of a building to house an energy centre on land at the Former Petrol Station, Charlton Road, Shepton Mallet, by Framptons Ltd has been approved.

Variation of condition 3 (European Protected Species Mitigation Licence) and 6 (Loft Space Provision for Bats) of permission 2019/1477/LBC at The Manor House, Wraxall Road to Folly Cottages, Ditcheat, by Mr A Morris and Ms M Denton has been approved.

Installation of 14 ground mounted PV solar panels at Bagborough House, Bagborough Lane, Pylle, by Mr Christopher Cole has been approved.

Retrospective application for the change of use from caravan storage to external plant nursery at Marchants Hill Farm, Marchants Hill, Gurney Slade, by Mr George Perry has been approved.

Application to discharge clauses 1, 2 and 3 of the third schedule (restrictions to development and use of the property) of the S106 agreement relating to permission 067310/005 at Paddock Lodge, lane off Holcombe Hill, Holcombe, by James and Pamela Price has been approved.

Erection of a two storey extension, single storey garden room and extension to existing cellar at Red House Farm, Stoodley Lane, North Wootton, by Mr and Mrs Leng has been approved.

Retention of existing access track and hardstanding (retrospective), and erection of agricultural barn on land at Thrupe Lane, Masbury, by Mr N Moss has been approved.

Proposed extension to existing dryer building and feed tank room at Maryland Farm, Smiths Lane, Ditcheat, by Mr Ing has been approved.

Erection of a porch and single storey extension to front elevation, replacement of remaining sections of concrete panels (Woolaway PRC) with traditional masonry cavity wall construction at Kyrenia, West Shepton, Shepton Mallet, by Mrs Wendy Tideswell has been approved.

Erection of single storey rear extension, dormer and extension of garage at 1 Beech Close, Doulting, by Mr and Mrs A Thompson has been approved.

Removal of condition 2 (agricultural occupancy) of permission 101788/003 (Erection of a detached house and garage at Trout Hatchery) at The Old Mill, Luxtons Lane, Downhead, by Mr and Mrs Martin Stockting has been approved.

Prior approval for a proposed change of use of agricultural building to a dwellinghouse (Class C3) and for associated operational development on land at New Road, Wraxall, by Mr John Ceirach has been withdrawn.

Prior approval for change of use of agricultural building to four dwellinghouses (C3) at Southill Farm, Southill House to Hemberton Cottage, Cranmore, by Mr Thomas Ayles has been given.

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