Welsh Government gives go-ahead for a pop-up summer

Pitchup.com welcomes the news that Wales has now joined the English government in temporarily relaxing permitted development planning laws, allowing landowners to set up temporary ‘pop-up’ campsites for up to 56 days across the year. 

Opportunities in land planning and development

Nick Harper, of chartered surveyors Hawkspur, explains options on making money from land you don’t own, biodiversity net gain for development, and more.

Cabin company seeks partners ahead of staycation boom

With more farmers looking to diversify and capitalise on the staycation trend, sustainable cabin company The Box BnB, is working with UK farmers to support their diversification strategies and provide holidaymakers with a unique experience.

Farmers capitalise on staycation trend with off-grid cabin

Many farmers are currently making use of unused land for holiday cabins and glamping, as the general public are itching to get away for a staycation when lockdown restrictions ease later on in the year. Such business opportunities come at a good time; with the phasing out of the Basic Payment Scheme, many farmers are looking to find alternative revenue streams.

Simple waste solutions for glamping sites

Glampsan general manager Jon Trelfa shared his advice on toilet and waste management options for diversified farms wanting to offer camping facilities.

Ally Hunter Blair talks farm life, social media and Covid-19

Herefordshire farmer Ally Hunter Blair began his Instagram account as a way of sharing positive stories around agriculture, but has found that looking back over the photographs helps him to appreciate what he has. We spoke to Ally about farm life, the pros and cons of social media and life in a pandemic.

Lock into long-term secure returns by leasing your land for solar

UK farmers looking at environmental diversification are being encouraged to consider leasing their land for solar development to secure long-term secure returns and help to lower UK emissions.

Making the most of the ‘staycation’ boom

With Covid-19 continuing to complicate holidays – particularly overseas – many are looking to enjoy a break in the British countryside. Cabins, Logs & Pods gives the low-down on its range of glamping pods.

Relaxed planning measures ‘worth thousands to farmers’

The rise of the ‘staycation’ plus new rules that make it easier to run a temporary campsite, could offer a lucrative business opportunity for farmers.

New year, new planning application?

Moule & Co. rebrands its planning arm as The Rural Planning Co. just in time for 2021 projects.

New planning exemptions make it easier than ever to diversify your farm

Landowners in England were given the green light to accept tents without planning permission for 56 days per calendar year this summer, and this has now been extended to 31st December 2021.

More shoppers planning to use farm shops this Christmas

New survey suggests Covid-19 has led to a quarter of people surveyed increasing their use of farm shops and local producers this year.

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