PLANS for glamping pods in Oakley have been pitched to Fife Council.

If successful, the planning application to change the use of woodland to the east of Inzievar Estate's North Lodge so that five pods can be sited there would "generate and promote" tourism in the area, according to the applicant.

A planning statement to Fife Council said there was "growing demand" for staycations in Scotland.

"This will bring employment and profit to local facilities and shops," it said. "The build will have minimal impact on the environment with the majority of the woodland being retained and rest tastefully developed for just the five pods.

"The area is an idyllic location which will attract holidaymakers and clientele passionate for the countryside such as artists, hikers, cyclists and photographers.

"We hope this project will have a positive impact on the area and this proposal is directed towards families and couples who will visit and will conduct themselves in a manner that will not have a negative impact on the quiet enjoyment of the countryside."