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A shepherd’s hut could be built in Henllys to attract visitors to Torfaen

a caravan and hot tub
Photo- Torfaen Council planning application

A planning application has been submitted for a shepherd’s hut on land in Henllys to help ‘encourage visitors to the area.’

The tourist accommodation would be built on land at Dyffryn Farm. The site is currently used as agricultural land. The application says: “Tourism in Wales is a large contributor to the economy. With rising uncertainty in farming, diversification offers a way of supplementing incomes and improving the economic viability of a farm business…this will not only supplement income but also encourage visitors to the area with all the benefits to local businesses, suppliers etc that this type of development introduces into the local economy.”

The hut would sleep two guests and be connected to mains electricity and water. ‘Dead wood’ from the farm will help heat the hut and a hot tub.

Torfaen Council will make a decision at a later date.

a shepherd's hut
The hut would be 6.1m x 2.5m and 3.5m from the ground to the roof. Photo- Torfaen Council planning application

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A shepherd’s hut could be built in Henllys to attract visitors to Torfaen