PLANS to transform Charlton Lakes into a ‘destination of choice’ for families and build a 220m zip wire have been unveiled.

Leisure provider Places for People has lodged an application to develop a twin zip wire as well as a high and low ropes course and a 10-metre-high climbing frame.

The attractions – which seek to improve the existing leisure site – are expected to “cater for a wide range of ages and abilities with the emphasis on having fun”.

The planning report states: “Charlton Lakes is a perfect location for an exciting “High Places” installation which will provide a new complementary facility to the current outdoor activities and will continue the use of Charlton Lakes as a destination choice for the whole family.”

If given the go-ahead the twin zip wire, coined as an “exciting addition”, will sit above the boat lake, with landing platforms at the Lakeside Pavilion and another to the south of the lake.

And the existing adventure golf course will be impacted as the access tower for the rope courses will be built on part of the land.

“The low ropes course is great for a range of activities and allows for multiple participants to use the course without getting in the way of one another but allows team building activities to occur. Incorporated in to the design of the access tower, high ropes and low ropes course is a multi‐line 10m high climbing wall,” the application adds.

Before submitting the proposals, Places for People carried out a consultation and Test Valley Borough Council deemed that as the application site sits within the existing leisure centre it would be an “appropriate location” for the attractions.