A former rugby club could become a “high quality lodge park” with leisure complex and restaurant, according to documents lodged with a council.

The scheme would see the former Rhyl Rugby Club site at The Waen, between Rhuddlan and Rhuallt, redeveloped.

Documents on Denbighshire council’s website show the plans would be submitted on behalf of local firm North Wales Construction Ltd.

The company bought the site in 2018 and the club took up residence at its new Tynewydd Road base in Rhyl in time for its first match in December 2018.

The proposals include seven one-bed pods, 23 two-bed chalets, seven three bed chalets, seven four-bed chalets, a 24 bed bunkhouse and a leisure complex with restaurant.

The former on-site social club will become a reception, shop and cycle hire hub.

A “screening opinion” has been lodged with Denbighshire council, who must decide what type of application Manchester-based agent Kenyon Planning should make.

That depends on what type of environmental impact, if any, the authority decides the scheme will have on the 3.8 hectare site.

The agent has included ecological, habitat, land and bat reports among the planning documents.

They also reveal the work, if ultimately approved, would be completed in one phase.

The tree-lined complex would “restrict movement of cars” on the site, which would have bike racks and electric charging points for green vehicles.

A letter to planners said: “The proposal will include substantial and comprehensive site landscaping and biodiveristy enhancement measures.”

A silted up pond will be reinstated and a new one made to the south of the site.

The entrance to the former rugby club would be moved to give greater visibility to cars approaching and exiting the site.

The letter adds: “Whilst the preliminary ecological appraisal notes the site is potentially of some ecological value for several species it is acknowledged the proposed landscaping scheme, which includes substantial new tree and hedge planting, will more than compensate for any loss of habitat and so enhance the site.”

A decision on the screening opinion is “pending” according to Denbighshire council.