Sustainable Glamping Pods Granted Planning Permission

HPA are happy to announce that our clients have received Planning Permission for four sustainable glamping pods on the Hutton John Estate. The 14th Century estate, located within the Lake District, is responsible for a number of assets which have great historic, architectural, artistic and archaeological significance. Examples include the Hutton John Mounted Site and a Grade I Listed Manor Farm house and adjoining barn. The estate also includes Highgate Farm, which features 18th and 19th century self-catering holiday cottages and will be the location of the new pods.  

The pods are to provide an income and assist with the ongoing running costs and necessary improvements needed to protect the estate. Glamping pods are one of the most popular forms of holiday accommodation. HPA’s PlusPods are eco-friendly and high-quality pods which will provide a high-end glamping experience for visitors. 

HPA’s PlusPod Design

The proposed Pods are a new, locally fabricated, modular Glamping Pod system designed by HPA. It will comprise of two modules, connected via a connection cassette. These modules are of timber frame construction and feature a Larch external wall finish with a grey fiberglass roof covering. The Larch cladding will silver through natural weathering, reflecting the natural materials of the landscape and helping the pods blend into their surroundings.

Sustainable Architecture  

HPA’s PlusPods are an example of sustainable architecture. The pods use an ‘ELe’ (Extreme low Energy) electricity supply to enable the pods to sustainably run off-grid. There will also be solar panels as well as a small battery back-up generator located on each pod to provide the power supply.

Proposed fixtures and fittings in the pods evoke a sense of high end luxury glamping with an off grid, ecological and sustainable focus. Specialist lighting has been selected to allow visitors to enjoy the clear night sky of the estate. HPA worked with Ecologists and Arboriculturalist to look at suitable positioning of the pods and specialist footings have been designed to have as little impact on the landscape as possible. 

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