A HOLIDAY park on the banks of the River Severn could be handing over more space for static caravans, new plans have revealed.

Riverside Holiday Park in Little Clevelode near Malvern has asked for permission to allow 78 more static caravans on the site.

The caravan park already has permission for 136 static caravans and 90 touring caravans as well space for camping. Currently, 124 static caravans are on the site.

The application asks for permission to hand the land proposed for the touring caravans over for more static caravans.

The park said the the caravans would only be used for holidays.

Around 20 acres of land covering some of the existing fields originally earmarked for touring caravans and a play area would be used for the extension.

Whilst parts of the park are next to the River Severn and in flood zones that have a greater chance of flooding, the parts of the site outlined for the extension are on land elevated away from the river and in a flood zone far less likely to flood.

The caravan park said the extension will actually create less traffic as more static and less touring caravans would be regularly entering and leaving the park.

A statement included with the application said: "The area within the approved park to which the applicant proposes to replace 90 approved touring caravans with 78 static holiday caravans amounts to approximately 2.47 hectares.

"The field to the north which the applicant proposes to use as wildflower meadows, an indigenous orchard and a natural play area to include rocks, logs grass mounds and seating amounts to approximately 4.3 hectares.

"The use of the 78 static caravans will be for holiday purposes only and it is envisaged that the units will be operated on an owner-occupied basis.

"It is proposed that the caravans will be subject to a 12-month holiday season to compete with other holiday parks throughout the UK which operate all year round.

"The subject application does not propose any alterations to the existing entrance into the park.

"The approval of this application will result in fewer touring caravans entering and leaving the site.”

The plans can be viewed via the planning section of Malvern Hills District Council's website. Public consultation ends on August 20.

The application number is 20/00628/FUL.