There are plans to change agricultural land at Batheaston into a place for counselling and therapy, which involves erecting two yurts and an earth closet.
The directors of The Wellbeing Garden are seeking permission from Bath & North East Somerset Council for an “innovative and low impact proposal in a naturalistic setting”.
The land is between 131 and 153 High Street and is situated within the Green Belt, outside of the housing development boundary.
It also falls within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The planning application says that the reversible nature of the decking support, yurts and earth closet are such that they do not fall within the definition of ‘building’.
The yurts and earth closet are planned on the lower part of the site and it is said that they will be completely screened from public view by a combination of trees and a wall.
The proposed use is between 8am and 4pm Monday to Saturday, although initially, The Wellbeing Garden will open on Fridays only from 10am to 3pm.
The applicants say there are viable active travel and public transport access opportunities.
The planning reference is 23/04772/FUL. The deadline for comments is 1st February. The council aims to make a decision by 22nd February.