PLANS to create a luxury camping and caravan facility in Winsford have been submitted to Cheshire West and Chester Council.

The land off Stocks Hill, currently used as pasture, overlooks the Bottom Flashes and Lakeside Caravan Park.

If permission to develop the site is granted, it would see the construction of four log cabins, 13 caravans and 20 ‘glamping’ pods – as well as a fishing pond and toilet and showering facilities.

The applicant, Mr Simon Boone, says the venture would create two full-time and two part-time jobs.

He added: “The Winsford Neighbourhood Plan promotes tourism in the vicinity of the flashes and this site is perfect in term of location, accessibility, privacy and has no direct impact on to the flashes.

“If successful, I believe that this caravan park would be an asset to our town and help kick-start tourism.

“The facilities on offer could be used by a wide range of people, who can all come and enjoy the countryside and help our town-wide economy.”

The River Weaver and the surrounding Flashes are some of ‘Winsford’s best assets’ according to the document drafted in 2014 and are highly valued by the community.

Members of the public have expressed concerns about access to restricted the site off Stocks Hill.

Addressing this, Simon adds: “The local area has seen some recent new build developments and others have been granted planning permission.

“As part of those permissions, traffic calming and road junction improvements have been agreed with the council and shall be built out very soon.

“In light of the planned highway improvements and very few additional peak time traffic movements taking place, it can be concluded that there should be no concern regarding highways safety.”