The Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council has given permission for 36 glamping pods and five cabins at BikePark Wales in Merthyr Tydfil. Due for completion in April, the development accompanies a new green flow trail, visitor welcome centre and landscaping.
BikePark Wales’ co-founder Martin Astley commented: “I went along to observe the planning committee meeting and I was pretty nervous! It was amazing though, several of the councillors spoke out in support of the development and shared stories of the positive impact that BikePark Wales and our visiting riders are having on the local area. I have to admit it was quite an emotional moment for me, I’m so proud of our whole team at BPW and the riders that visit too.
“The local community have been so supportive since we opened in 2013, they’ve welcomed us completely and this next step for the park wouldn’t be possible without the support of both the community and our loyal riders. Planning permission for this next step for BPW was passed unanimously by the committee and I’m now excited to get cracking and keep the evolution of the park going!”
The development is part funded by the EU and Welsh Government agricultural fund for rural development.