Permission has been given for summer-only camping on a site next to Buckland House at Buckland Ripers.

Almost 30 letters of objection had been received about the application including one from

Chickerell Town Council recommended refusal based on concerns over noise and nuisance to neighbouring residential properties and the extra traffic it will generate.

Similar comments were made in many of the other comments to Dorset Council, including fears about smoke and cooking smells, light pollution and a loss of privacy as well as the effect of the site on wildlife.

Some claimed that the site would double the population of Buckland Ripers for July and August when it was in use with five other campsites also in the area.

Six letters in support said there was a need for an overspill site for the Moor Farm camp and that visitors to the area would support the local economy.

Concerns were also raised that the application should be decided by councillors rather than a planning officer under delegated powers.

The decision notice says the site shall only be used for tented camping between June 30th and September 1st and that a toilet/shower block shall only be sited on the land between 23rd June and 8th September, in any one year.