Use our special slider to see how plans for the Knapp House site will transform the current caravan into a modern, woodland holiday park with lodges set into the landscape.

A caravan park in Northam could soon be remodelled as a woodland holiday park, if planning permission is granted.

The plans to create Knapp Woodland Holiday Park would see the current caravan site transformed, with lodges built to fit the landscape, surrounded by woodland pathways.

The vision for the two-hectare site also includes a new reception and indoor swimming pool, and will create 15 full time equivalent jobs.

Ashley Clements, who owns Knapp House with his brother Stuart, said it was time to 'modernise their offerings'.

He said: "We want to make these clear there are holiday lodges; they are not homes or second homes.

"We have also kept the allocation inside the boundaries of the existing caravan park; we didn't encroach on other sites.

"Our overall feeling was to use the landscape we have got, we want a sort-of Centre Parcs feel to it."

The new lodges will be built over two floors but will fit the contours of the site, with two, three or four bedrooms, with private terraces and barbecues.

Peter Lever, of the David Wilson Partnership, who helped to design the application, said the lodges would be 'less jarring' on the landscape than the current caravans.

He said: "The landscaping scheme includes successional planting, which will strengthen the existing hedgeways.

"New oak and pine trees will grow to enhance the scheme and preserve the land for generations to come."

The activity centre run from the house itself will still be in business, and it is hoped it will complement the offerings of the new holiday park.

This map shows the boundaries of the planning proposals - which sit within the current caravan park at Knapp.This map shows the boundaries of the planning proposals - which sit within the current caravan park at Knapp.

Knapp House has been used as a caravan park for the last 30 years, though for years has been subject of a planning battle to build a new marina.

The proposals for the 'marina village' were turned down by the planning inspector in 2015.

Mr Clements said they had 'put those plans behind them' and felt the holiday park would strengthen offerings for tourism in the region.

View the planning application and have your say on the Torridge District Council website, under application 1/0256/2017/FULM.

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