Plans for a tourist attraction to introduce more on-site holiday lodges and camping pods for guests to stay the night have been approved.

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.

Back in August, they submitted plans to Ribble Valley Borough Council to add a further five holiday lodges and four camping pods to increase the number of visitors who can stay.

Council planning bosses approved the plans subject to conditions.

Lancashire Telegraph: The plans for inside the lodgesThe plans for inside the lodges (Image: PWA Planning)

A planning statement submitted to the council 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.

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“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 inside the camping podsPlans for inside the camping pods (Image: PWA Planning)

“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.”

Development must begin at the site within the time limit of three years.