PLANS to install glamping pods on a rural former quarry site have been refused.

Bradford Council planners said the proposed scheme would “cause significant harm” to the area’s appearance.

An application had been submitted to build two glamping buildings on land off Haworth Road, at Wilsden.

The development, proposed by Darren Kendall, would also have included the creation of communal space, car parking and an access track at the site – which lies within the green belt.

Refusing the scheme, planning officers said in a statement: “Due to its isolated siting, the development would have a visual and spatial effect on openness.

"It would not assist in safeguarding the countryside from encroachment, and conflicts materially with the purposes of including the land in the green belt.

"The development of this open field and the associated paraphernalia would result in unacceptable sprawl and in the absence of any very special circumstances, would constitute inappropriate development in the green belt.

"The proposed new glamping pods, communal space, car parking and access track would introduce incongruous domesticating and cluttering features within a prominent hillside of the Wilsden Landscape Character Area, which would result in significant harm to the appearance of the immediate area."