A CARAVAN park will be allowed to expand after a plan to build more glamping pitches was given the green light by councillors.

The plan to create more holiday lodges and glamping pitches at Hyde Farm in Pinvin near Pershore would see 15 more holiday lodges and 10 glamping pitches built alongside the 15 caravan pitches, 15 touring caravan pitches and three glamping pods which already have permission to be built.

A wildlife lake would also be built and an orchard planted, after the plans were backed by Wychavon District Council's planning committee on June 25.

Councillor Mark Ward, who represents Drakes Broughton, said it was a “significant” increase in the number of pitches but the plan was very well thought out and he said the plan should be approved.

Cllr Rob Adams said the plan was a “well thought out scheme.”

“The history on this site as I know for 50 years has been to accommodate caravans and there has never been any trouble on that road,” he said.

“I think it will add to the economy in Wychavon. I’ve got no hesitation in supporting this.”

Drakes Broughton and Wadborough Parish Council said the plan should be refused as it would be a "significant departure" from a small tourism site to a large holiday destination.

The refusal submitted by the parish council said: "The parish council supported the original application after the applicant made access to the site considerably safer."

A plan for 15 pitches was refused in 2015 and then approved in 2016. Further expansion plans were approved in April last year before the current plan was put forward.

A report by council planning officers said the plan should be approved saying allowing the expansion to go ahead would add value to the land and would support the local economy.

The application was backed unanimously by the planning committee.