A 4x4 quad bike and electric motorsport centre could be heading to the Ribble Valley.

Donelan Trading Ltd has submitted an application for the leisure development which will include a cafe, 10 glamping pods and natural playground at Carr Hall on Whalley Road in Langho.

The plans were given to Ribble Valley Council last week on the large office complex which was formerly Carr Hall Home & Garden Centre with a 400-seater café and restaurant.

In the planning documents it says if the scheme is approved that it would bring 25 new jobs which would hopefully be from local area.

The application said the “proposed development addresses a gap in the market for environmental and sustainable energy within the recreation and corporate event industry.”

The electricity to charge the 4x4 vehicles will come from wind turbines located on the site.

It is expected to open to families at weekends and corporate clients during the week.

The application said: “The clients include staff day out trips, school groups and those seeking training for these vehicles for example if they are seeking to purchase an electric bike.

“The track days will consist of full and half day experiences for all capabilities.”

Groups of 25 people will be able to have full and half day experiences and the centre will be expected to open seven days a week.

Plans include a natural playground for children aged between two and 12 and 10 glamping pods with the capacity for 20 people to stay on site.

The guests staying in the pods would be able to participate in all activities that would be available as part of the leisure use.

The planners said: “This adventure facility will be for the use of 100% electric vehicles consisting of bikes, scramblers, quad bikes, UTVs (utility terrain vehicle) and ATVs (all-terrain vehicle) along with a natural playground and associated buildings.

“This will provide an excellent outdoor recreation centre within Ribble Valley that will attract local residents and tourists alike.”

Frank Harvard, of Billington and Langho Parish Council, said: “We are interested to find out residents' views over this before we put in the parish council’s representation.

“There are some benefits of employment to the area and tourism but this is the first piece of green belt from Blackburn to Wilpshire and Langho.

"People can look at our Facebook page and get in touch with the clerk.”