USING land for a “green holiday alternative” has been refused by planning officers at Ceredigion County Council.

An application to put six shepherd huts for tourist accommodation on land to the south of Cox Wood, Llangybi, had been made by Steve Hitchcock who had been “trying for a very long time to sort out an area where I can build a dream.”

A supporting statement for the application adds that he had bought the land with a view to placing six metal frame, 90 per cent recycled wood shepherd huts, on wheels to be rented May to September as a low impact “green holiday alternative.”

The huts would have included a compact sleeping area, lounge/kitchenette, toilet and shower cubicle for the use of up to three people.

Laying of a footpath track; creation of a parking and turning area; siting of a cesspit and siting waste and re-cycling storage were also proposed for the site in the Teifi Valley, a special landscape area.