Parson Drove farm to be transformed into tourist attraction with tea room and Ti-Pee camping site

PUBLISHED: 17:23 18 July 2018 | UPDATED: 17:23 18 July 2018

Parson Drove camp site plan

Parson Drove camp site plan

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A derelict barn will be transformed into a tea room and a Ti-Pee camping site opened at a farm in Parson Drove.

Fenland planners approved the application by Alan Dixon, despite fears over noise, traffic and rubbish.

Mr Dixon said: “I own the farm and when I came here I was 14-years-old.

“There are multiple habitats throughout the farm and this is something I am very passionate about.

“This proposal is of a positive nature and I did not want to cause problems for anyone.

“I have had plenty of support for this and I am looking to encourage people to come and see what’s on their doorstep.”

However, councillors had their doubts at a planning committee meeting today (July 18), saying they were “unsure if tourism could out weigh any problems”.

But Councillor Will Sutton said: “I agree but we are looking at something a bit more holistic. I think if this is what it needs to get it off the ground then it is a price worth paying.”

Plans were first put forward in 2016.

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