PLANS for a farm park, nature reserve and outdoor activity centre near Abingdon have been submitted.

Currently called ‘Project Swift’, the activity centre, which is to be located at Culham Hill, will be designed around the natural features of the site, which include a babbling brook, reed beds and water meadow, wildflower meadow, windmill and pond.

The public were given the opportunity to comment on the proposals for a new farm-based activity centre at an exhibition in October.

Now a change of use application from agricultural land to farm park has been submitted to Vale of White Horse District Council, with a target decision date of February 14.

Most activities will be outdoor, and will include a nature trail, pond dipping, sensory trail, gardens and animal displays.

The current designs stress any development within the site, which is part of the green belt, will be limited to supporting facilities such as catering, indoor play and an educational theatre.

They also state all buildings will be located in a way so they do not spoil the surrounding views by taking advantage of the natural slope at the site.

Other attractions will include cycle trails and a small camping area for around 10 to 12 tents, with the spot described as for glamping

The plans reveal the site will be open to visitors from 10am to 5pm, although this is likely to be extended to 6pm at weekends and during the summer holidays.

When the farm first opens and visitor numbers are lower, access would be from Thame Lane, using an existing gateway access point on the bend of the road.