Arran could be set to receive another ‘glamping’ site if plans are approved.

An application for the site with six handmade timber glamping pods, 22 motorhome pitches and a clubhouse, was validated by planning chiefs last week.

The planned works at the site near Machrie on the island of Arran would include footpaths, parking and landscaping.

Planning documents state: “Each motorhome pitch will have a permeable base and electric mains power hook-up. Each guest pod will have a dedicated parking bay and a small area of decking to the front.

“All pods are to be manufactured off site and to be provided by Chester Composites Ltd.

“The plot is situated just off the A841 road near Machrie, on the Isle of Arran and lies approximately 1 kilometre south of the Machrie Moor Standing Stones and adjacent to the popular Kings Cave forest walk.

“The proposed site will provide subtle and discreet countryside accommodation for tourists visiting this area’s attractions on short breaks and weekend stays. The proposal will also aim to alleviate the ongoing and increasing issue on the island of motorhomes pitching overnight in unsuitable/unsafe public areas.

“The site will provide a facility for these vehicles and relieve other areas from unsuitable pitching which currently presents additional burdens on existing public services and utilities.”