POPULAR: The Polesden Lacey house. The campsite would be situated nearby on a parcel on land
An appeal has been submitted to the Planning Inspectorate after Mole Valley district councillors defied the advice of officers and rejected the proposal in March.
Members of the development committee argued the plans would have an inappropriate effect on the sensitive site, which is in the green belt and is a designated Area of Great Landscape Value.
But now Embers Camping, which would run the operation of the campsite, has lodged an appeal against the decision while landowner The National Trust has publicly issued its support of the venture.
In a letter to concerned residents, the trust said it relied on commercial ventures to fund its conservation work.
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