A NEW outdoor activity centre could be build on the outskirts of Dinas Powys.

The nine-acre piece of land off Sunnycroft Lane on the eastern edge of the town is on the market with property consultancy Bruton Knowles, which has described it as “one of the most unusual sites we have been asked to sell.”

The site is being advertised by the firm as presenting a diverse range of investment opportunities, many of which propose the site as the perfect location for a commercial outdoor pursuits centre.

But the asking price has not been publicly advertised and is only available to prospective buyers on application.

Stuart Randall from Bruton Knowles’ Cardiff office said: “This is a rare opportunity to secure land in the heart of one of the wealthiest areas in Wales.

“The land would be suitable for a variety of potential uses such as equestrian, camping or smallholding subject to planning.

“It could also be used as a fitness assault courses, quad bikes or paintballing.

“Also, due to its location it may offer prospective purchasers a longer-term strategic opportunity, again subject to necessary planning consents.”

While the firm is promoting the land as the potential site of an outdoor facility, Mr Randall added it could offer Londoners and business people an opportunity to build a new countryside abode - subject to planning consent.

The land is located at the southern end of Sunnycroft Lane and is accessed off a bridleway adjacent to the western boundary.

The western part of the site is densely lined by trees, while the eastern part is broadly open and presently covered with undergrowth.

The former quarry is identified in the Vale of Glamorgan Local Development Plan as a site of importance for nature conservation.

Prospective purchasers are advised that they should also contact Vale of Glamorgan Council’s planning department before making any firm plans.

Any offers for the land should be made to Bruton Knowles’ Cardiff office on 029 2002 8800.

Mr Randall said: “It’s true to say Sunnycroft Lane is one of the most unusual sites we have been asked to sell.

“But it’s unusual to see useful parcels of land like this coming on to the market in the Vale.”

Vale council declined to comment regarding future use of the land, saying comment regarding planning permission would amount to no more than speculation.

The council also declined to say whether or not the authority was itself considering investing in the site.