PLANS to develop glamping at a pub near Llandysul have been given the go ahead following a visit to the site.

There had been concerns about accessibility for disabled people when the application for four glamping pods at the rear of The Daffodil Inn, Penrhiwllan was discussed at last month’s development control committee.

Ceredigion County Councillors voted to carry out a site inspection panel before  making its decision.

At the site visit, pub owners Hugh and Gill Matthews outlined ways of mitigating concerns that had been considered although some were not cost effective, including assistance for disabled visitors, ramps, lifts and allowing one disabled vehicle access to the site.

It was felt that as the pods were not suitable for people in wheelchairs that the lack of access was not a major problem.

The four pods would be suitable for two people, with en suite facilities, with a shepherd hut housing a laundry, store and breakfast room, but are accessed by wooden steps.

There was support for the plan from the local community and area representative Cllr Wyn Thomas.

The panel recommended approving the application subject to a number of conditions including that one disabled parking space and an associated turning area be provided at the bottom of an access lane, adjacent to the field where the pods would be sited.

Designating the access lane for blue badge holders only was not considered enforceable.

Mr Matthews, who took over the pub with his wife in June, 2014, said: "The approval was important as it will enable us to diversify.

"It will also mean more people will be attracted to the area to help support other local businesses."