CHANGES to farming subsidies being caused by Brexit, are seeing farmers look to make up the difference with tourist schemes.

Farmer I Pughe Jones has submitted an application to build a glamping park near Machynlleth and claims that the loss of EU subsidy is a driving force in going for the scheme

Mr Jones wants to have four glamping structures and car parking at Pen-y-Graig, Darowen, near Machynlleth.

Penygraig is a beef and sheep farm and the family say they are now looking to diversify.

Agents Roger Parry and Partners say in the Design and Access Statement (DAS): "The proposals have a degree of separation, but are all situated in two fields on the agricultural holding at Penygraig.

"The applicant proposes the log cabin development as a form of diversification to their existing beef and sheep enterprises.

"This diversification scheme will assist the farm business economical, in bringing in a new stream of income to counter the loss they have had since the phased reform of the single farm payment scheme.

"The proposal will provide a holiday let site, which in  turn will support the local tourism of the area and indirectly support local businesses and sites where visitors will visit."

The development will be split into three different types of building that, if passed, will be let out.

Two of the buildings are planned to be Geodesic Domes.

These would be thin shell type structures based on a geodesic polyhedron, and have triangular elements through them to take the weight

The other two types are a pod and a tree house.

The DAS adds: "The varied nature of these will ensure it attracts varied customers and gives a different experience for all visitors.

"The holiday lets will be small scale only catering for couples and primarily timber cladding and glazing."

Roger Parry and Partners say that they whole scheme has been designed to be "minimal".

The DAS concludes: "The beauty and variety of the Powys Countryside creates an attractive area for tourists.

"Tourism is an important element of the rural economy, and it has been estimated that tourism for Wales equates to seven per-cent of the GDP (Gross Domestic Product)."