Take your rod to a pod at fishery

Plans have been submitted to build 25 accomodation pods primarily for fisherman and families at Fylde Trout Fishery, Back Lane, Weeton.

Plans have been submitted to build 25 accomodation pods primarily for fisherman and families at Fylde Trout Fishery, Back Lane, Weeton.

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A FISHERY has submitted plans to provide living accommodation and attract families to the great outdoors.

If Fylde Trout Fishery is given the green light, 25 two-bedroom pods will be built on land at Back Lane, Weeton, to allow fishermen to stay at the site and families to go on holiday.

Stanley Villa Farm, who own the land, say they are expanding their business to give families an alternative experience to Blackpool’s hotels.

Alex Young, camp site and events manager at the farm, said: “This is part of our Farm Diversification project to offer more to families when they come to Blackpool.

“It also gives fishermen the opportunity to stay overnight when they come from far away.”

Mr Young said the appeal of glamorous camping or “glamping” is beginning to take off and the business was keen to become a leading player in the new market.

He added: “This is something which is on the rise and we thought we would build them here to see how they are received.

“Millions of people visited the Fylde coast last year and this is going to give them an extra accomodation option.”

The pods, which already feature heavily throughout the Lake District, consist of two beds, while washing and cooking facilities will exist in a purpose-built communal Lakeside hut.

Glen Brady, managing director of Oakenclough Buildings who will construct the accommodation, said: “We are looking at Weeton in particular because we think there’s a large shortage of family accommodation and this offers something different.”