A NEW 27-lodge holiday park could be built if planning permission is given.

Applicant Daniel Clamp has submitted an application to build the holiday park on land next to the former Whitemoor Pumping Station in High Lane, Salterforth, near Barnoldswick.

The development would also see the creation of a reception, ancillary facilities and 80-car parking spaces.

A new access is also proposed off High Lane which would see the upgrade of an existing field access.

In its planning statement on behalf of the applicant, agent Smith & Love Planning Consultants, said the development seeks to create a high-quality holiday park.

It reads: "The proposed development seeks to create a high-quality holiday park comprising 27

lodges, reception, ancillary facilities, car parking and access.

"The lodges are not intended to be permanent homes and will instead either be available for purchase or let on a short-term basis.

"The intention is to provide 17 for sale and ten to let on a short-term basis.

"In the event that planning permission is granted the occupation of the lodges can be controlled through an appropriately worded condition."

It is envisaged that the proposal will create around 20 full and part-time jobs and short-term employment in construction.

The lodges would be a mix of single and two-storey, and comprise of one, two and three-bedroom properties with a lounge, kitchen, WC and storage facilities.

The statement said: "The East Lancashire climate results in frequent wet weather, therefore the lodges have been innovatively designed to accommodate this with some of the lodges housing internal gardens and all comprising covered balconies.

"The creation of a luxury holiday park will also generate additional spend within the local economy to the benefit of local businesses.

"The applicant is a local resident and is keen to invest in this particular accommodation format so as to encourage visitors to Pendle; there are no other holiday parks like this in the borough.

"The proposed site occupies an attractive location in rural Pendle and it is likely that the luxury nature of the park will not only allow visitors to enjoy walking and cycling in the locality but also create additional leisure and retail expenditure in the area," added the statement.