Plans are in motion for a new holiday camp featuring a sports centre and a water assault course in Aldershot.
A 15.4-acre area around Hollybush Lakes, close to the A331, has been identified as a site for a proposed redevelopment that would also include 21 holiday lodges and an equestrian centre.
Plans are yet to be formally submitted for the site. However, a letter has been written to Rushmoor Borough Council (RBC) to request an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the site.
Waterman Group, on behalf of Drayparcs Developments, intends to submit a planning application that will include a two-storey sports centre, a restaurant, an inflatable water assault course, equestrian centre, holiday lodges and four parking areas providing up to 225 spaces for cars and bicycles.
It is proposed that the water assault course, which would have a capacity of up to 100 people at a time, would be open for most of the year “apart from the winter months”. The lake could also be used for kayaking and boating, according to the document.
The holiday lodges and equestrian centre would be in operation all year round.
The document states: “The proposal is to redevelop the site and make new use of four of the existing fresh water lakes for sports and leisure purposes. The current proposal includes the redevelopment of the western section of the overall Hollybush Lakes site, within Rushmoor borough.
“Proposed development for 21 floating holiday lodges, one equestrian centre, one sports centre with up to six units for staff accommodation and six used guest accommodation (including boat house, water assault course, wakeboarding centre, changing facilities and community cafe) and four areas for car parking with up to 225 spaces at land at former Lafarge site, Hollybush Lane, Aldershot, Hampshire.”
In a statement on Wednesday (April 22), RBC also confirmed work remains ongoing around the huge Union Street regeneration scheme in Aldershot town centre.
A planning application for the redevelopment works is expected to be submitted in the summer.