Plans to turn old train carriages into 'glamping pod' village near Beamish Museum

Plans for a ‘glamping pod’ village near Beamish Museum have been submitted to Durham County Council.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 12:48 pm
Updated Friday, 30th August 2019, 3:38 pm
New Road. Picture c/o Google Streetview
New Road. Picture c/o Google Streetview

If approved, the site – which sits west of the Durham Motor Services garage, on New Road – will house six glamping pods and a small car park.

According to planning documents, the holiday accommodation will also have a unique heritage twist.

This includes the pods being constructed from refurbished and repurposed rail carriages – supported by railway sleepers rested into the ground.

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Developers aim to offer water/electricity supply to the pods alongside wood burning stove heating.

Early plans for the site include a pond, a cycle store and a site entrance/ access track off New Road.

The glamping village is also expected to create two part-time jobs.

A final decision is expected by October 17.

The applicant is listed as Mr P Johnson with the agent listed as Andrew Moss of Ward Hadaway Solicitors.