Plans to continue the use of a ‘wild campsite’ at Waldron are before Wealden District Council.
The site, which has 25 pitches, is at Little Dernwood Farm, in Dern Lane.
It is accessed on foot through woodland, a ten-minute walk from a car park.
The planning application says the separation of the campsite from the car park has proved an important attraction to the campsite as people like the quiet, safe area away from the cars.
“A wheelbarrow is provided and the campers wheel their own equipment to the campsite providing a unique family friendly site,” says a document accompanying the plan.
The design and access statement says Little Dernwood Farm is a small family-run farm specialising in the breeding of Sussex Cattle for quality beef production and traditional breeds of pig for high quality pork.
The wild camping has developed as a means of adding income to the farm and diversifying the business and makes an important contribution towards the future viability of the farm.
“The wild camping does not restrict the farming operations and the campers appreciate being on a working farm and are encouraged to see the animals and enjoy the quality of the home grown meats.”
The application says the site has been running for three years, has not caused any complaints from neighbours and has benefited other local businesses.