Plans could be in the pipeline for a treehouse Center Parcs-type holiday park near Camborne.

A pre-application advice request has been submitted to Cornwall Council, for the possible change of use of a redundant poultry farm at Tremayne Farm, near Crowan, into a ‘high quality, low density leisure development’.

The farm has a number of battery units and specialist free-range bird areas, which included goose and quail eggs, as well as rare-breed hens, but farming stopped in 2019 and the site has been unused since then.

It was recently put up for sale but the owners, the Stonegate Group, say they have been unable to source a buyer and are now looking to do something different with the land.

They are considering replacing or converting the empty buildings and creating a holiday park made up of short stay overnight accommodation and lodges or treehouses, with ancillary facilities such as a reception, restaurant and leisure facilities.

Cornwall Council is being asked whether the scheme would be likely to be granted permission.

The main focus of the proposal is the change of use of part of the free-range area which contains several poultry buildings, some fixed and some mobile.

Lancaster-based architects HPA say the idea is to redevelop the area to offer a treehouse or glamping experience with individual cabins or treehouses, with landscaping and possibly rewilding of surrounding fields.

In its application, the company said: “This proposal also includes a ‘Centre Parks’ style approach to vehicles and parking, in the sense that vehicles will be requested to park in the hardstanding area. Occupants will be asked to walk or cycle to their treehouse, to reduce emissions.

“Luggage can be delivered via electric golf buggy. This is to reduce vehicle movements, as well as encouraging walking and healthy activities, whilst still improving safety onsite, especially regarding families with small children.

“The proposal seeks to create jobs and create a high quality, low density tourist offer which would aim to have low impact upon the surrounding areas and highways. The proposal would also involve rewilding and biodiversity gain, with the creation of an attractive and enhanced landscape.”