A new campsite could be opened in a remote part of the Fens.

A developer named in correspondence as J Williamson hopes to use an exemption under planning laws to create up to 10 pitches on land at Marshland St James, near Wisbech.

The Camping and Caravanning Club is allowed to certify small sites, meaning they do not require planning permission.

Mr Williamson's agent has asked West Norfolk council whether it has any objections on conservation grounds, as exempted sites must also conform to habitat regulations.

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She says the site would also have drinking water, a cesspool and waste disposal facilities.

Tents would be pitched for a maximum stay of 28 days if the site is allowed to open.

The Camping and Caravanning Club says sites are normally open between March and October.

It adds landowners must have a minimum of half an acre of land, provide safe access to and from the site, a dustbin that is regularly emptied, a drinking water supply and a chemical disposal point where campers can empty chemical toilets.