PLANS have been lodged for glamping site at a Hampshire park.

The county council says the glamour camping site will be temporary and in a trial period for two years.

The site will be located in a field that is currently not in public use.

The glamping site will feature 15 temporary tents for the summer months of the next two years.

Hampshire County Council’s executive member for recreation and heritage, councillor Seán Woodward, said: "Manor Farm Country Park and nearby River Hamble Country Park offer beautiful, tranquil surroundings, and we are looking at how people can fully immerse themselves in Hampshire’s great outdoor spaces in new and improved ways.

"Therefore, we have submitted a planning application to convert an agricultural field, which is currently not in public use, to one which would trial up to 15 temporary canvas Bell tents for the 2019 and 2020 summer months.

"The tents would offer families and groups a fantastic glamping experience, which would be supported with cooking facilities."

Eastleigh council boss, Keith House, said: "This looks like a great addition to the Country Park with an opportunity for visitors to our area as well as creating a little extra income to the Park to keep it available to everyone.”

However, not everyone agrees with the plans.

In the public comments, Kim Smith, West End, said: "People already do not respect the area as a country park.

"Enough green belt land has been taken up with houses in the surrounding areas so that the road infrastructure can't cope with the traffic.

"The exit from the park to Pylands Lane/Dodwell Lane is snarled up at the new roundabout every morning.

"I shudder to think what the rubbish situation will be like. There is already not enough bins."

Hampshire Highways have no objection to the plans, stating that "glamping tents are not anticipated to increase trip levels" and "adequate parking is available on-site".

The Southampton Airport also have no objections for the plans to go ahead.

The consultation period is still open, and a Eastleigh Borough Council officer will make a decision on April 3.