A Ribble Valley tourist attraction where people can stay the night on-site has submitted plans to construct further holiday lodges and camping pods.

Bowland Wild Boar Park, near Chipping, already has nine two-and-three-bedroom holiday lodges, a two-person shepherd's hut, five camping pods, safari tents, and a camping area for guests to stay in.

They now plan to add a further five holiday lodges and a further four camping pods to increase the number of visitors who can stay.

A planning statement submitted to the council by PWA Planning said: “The units will form a continuation of the existing holiday lodges and camping pods, with a connection to the internal roads.

"The units will be let and occupied as per the existing arrangements for the lodges/pods, however, it will simply seek to provide additional units to accommodate demand.

Lancashire Telegraph: The plans for the inside of the lodgesThe plans for the inside of the lodges (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

“The proposed materials will match the existing lodges and camping pods that have already been approved and erected on the site.

"It is considered that the choice of materials is representative of the local area and the scheme respects the character of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Lancashire Telegraph: Plans for the inside of the camping podPlans for the inside of the camping pod (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

“The proposed holiday units will support the existing tourist attraction and therefore whilst the site is not highly accessible in relation to public transport, it is likely a large number of visitors will already be travelling to the site.

“The proposed units are a continuation of an existing facility that has operated for a number of years without any issues in respect of transport and the small increase in additional units is not considered to impact upon the safe and suitable use of the access to the site.”

Lancashire Telegraph: The site of the planned new lodgesThe site of the planned new lodges (Image: Ribble Valley Borough Council)

The current lodges are situated on the hillside above the boar park and are available to purchase as holiday homes or to let as holiday accommodation.

Camping pods, meanwhile, are in a picturesque setting within easy walking distance of the main car park, which requires guests to bring their own camping equipment, such as towels and bedding.