A theme park, which went into administration last year, has applied to set up a holiday park on its site.

Camel Creek Adventure Park, near Wadebridge — which went into administration last year — has applied to create self-catering and camping facilities on the site, which would include touring caravans, tents, safari tents and glamping pods as well as amenity blocks, eight en-suite shower units, roads, parking, hard standings for caravans, decking and associated works.

The park has a number of planning approvals for holiday accommodation, including a substantial holiday park with 434 units and corresponding leisure facilities. 

The attraction says that due to financial pressures it has not been possible to complete the approved holiday park developments. The theme park would like to capitalise on the demand for touring campsites and quickly implement a development to create additional needed revenue in time for the start of the 2024 season.

The proposal would use two fields which are adjacent to the park and have access directly off the existing car park. 

The campsite will consist of 43 touring pitches, four double en-suite units, 14 glamping pods, five safari tents and two amenity blocks.

A planning statement says: “This proposal is a significant part of the business and development plan for the park and seeks to support the long term operation of Camel Creek. 

“The development will help meet the increased demand for self-catering accommodation and camping, and importantly can be completed and in operation quickly. Camel Creek Family Amusement Park intend to use the success of the proposed campsite to enable the larger consented holiday park to be built.”

• For more details see planning application PA23/10326 at planning.cornwall.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?keyVal=S60ZDMFGMHW00&activeTab=summary