Glamping is a growing trend (File Photo)
Plans for a new glamping site just over the Kilkenny border have been granted planning permission from Laois County Council.
The applicant is well-known actor Charlie Hughes, a stage and television performer who has starred in notable productions including Fair City, Red Rock, Iscariot, Pygmalion and Waiting for Godot.
Last year, Hughes lodged a planning application with the local authority to build a glamping ('glamorous camping') development beside his home in Mullaghmore, Wolfhill in south-east Laois.
Plans sought permission to construct a glamping development consisting of six self-contained glamping pods, plus reception / workshop / canteen and toilet facilities, effluent treatment system and a percolation area.
Retention permission was also sought for a den unit as constructed and all associated site works.
The plans were approved by Laois County Council earlier this month, subject to 15 conditions.
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