A ‘GLAMPING’ site near Penbryn beach has been given the go-ahead after councillors went to see the site for themselves.

A change of use application for 16 dome tents at Manorafon was deferred from December’s development control committee at Ceredigion County Council following a number of objections from neighbours.

Behind the proposal is James Lynch, founder of sustainable tourism attractions in Pembrokeshire and PizzaTipi in Cardigan.

Planning officers had recommended that the plan be approved and following a visit to the area councillors wanted additional conditions added to any permission.

This included moving two domes from the western field to the northern tent field to reduce the impact on a neighbouring property and that chemical toilets be provided at each tent.

Mr Lynch agreed to these changes but asked that the condition included compost or chemical toilet provision.

At their site visit the panel visited neighbours to assess the impact of the proposal.

A number of domes are already on the site and are being investigated by planning enforcement officers.

There were 36 objections, the majority from the neighbouring holiday park Maesglas, with concerns including toilets too far from pitches, earth bank obscuring view of sea from caravan park, increased traffic and noise and smoke pollution from log burners and outdoor cooking.

Mr Lynch established Fforest 14 years ago with sites at Fforest Farm, Cilgerran, Pizzatipi in Cardigan and Manorafon in Sarnau, near to Penbryn beach.

A Dutch barn at Manorafon already has planning permission for events but no amplified music is allowed.