A camping retreat could be converted into a Center Parcs-esque ‘luxury’ cabin resort.
Forest Holidays’ plans for the Thorpe Woodlands site in Harling could see it go from having 460 caravan and camping pitches, to 70 holiday cabins.
If Breckland Council gives the application the green light, the development would also see a small shop, cafe and reception area added to the site, which is located off West Harling Road.
The self-catering holiday units on the 19.8-hectare retreat would range in size from one to five bedrooms.
Most would be one storey in height, but there would be 11 cabins that boast two storeys.
All 70 would be timber in design, and constructed to blend in with the natural habitat.
The units would make use of existing tracks and footpaths, which in part, have dictated the luxury cabin group’s layout plans, but some new roads would need to be introduced.
There would be a reduction in car parking spaces, though - from 460 to 160 spaces.
Forest Holidays has experience in running such sites in similar woodland areas across the UK - including Sherwood Forest, Nottinghamshire, the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, Blackwood Forest in Hampshire, and Cropton Forest, in North Yorkshire.
A decision on the scheme is expected from the planning committee in November.