AN EAST Dorset holiday park is asking to replace 21 tent spaces with 14 glamping pitches.

The Sandford Holiday Park at Organford Road, Holton Heath has made the request for the change to Dorset Council planners.

Site owners,  Parkdean Resorts UK, say there is more demand for glamping with the increase in stay at home holidays.

It is hoping to use Safari tents on a timber base with facilities to include a double and a single bed, small kitchenette, dining and lounge area, outdoor seating with decked area and shared shower and toilet facilities close by.

The company say the glamping tents are a standard size with hook up for services, with each spot occupying a 10m x10m pitch giving room for the tent and exclusive external decking area with room for a car to be parked next to each tent. All tents are to face south, directed away from one another to allow for privacy.

Public comments on the application, Dorset Council reference 2022/03424, are open until June 29th.