PLANS for a new high wire adventure attraction at the Tees White Water course are being considered by Stockton Borough Council.

The 17 metre-high Sky Trail would be the highest in the UK, standing at four storeys tall, and could be used by up to 100 people at a time.

Two zip wires and a climbing wall are planned as part of the £1m ropes course and climbing attraction, which is expected to bring more visitors to Stockton.

There will also be rope bridges, swing lines, ladders and steps on the huge steel frame. It will be operated by Tees Active, which runs leisure facilities on behalf of Stockton Council.

The Sky Trail concept was approved as the basis of an investment by the council in the summer. Now the council has received a planning application which it will consider at a later date.

It is hoped it will also boost visitor numbers at the Tees Barrage International White Water course.

Stockton would be the only place in the UK where a Sky Trail can be found alongside an Olympic standard white water course, making it a unique adventure outdoor facility.

The Sky Trail will be visible from across Teesside - including for motorists on both the A66 and A19 dual carriageways.

Councillor Ken Dixon, cabinet member for arts, leisure and culture, said in the summer: "The impact that the Sky Trail could have on the local economy should not be underestimated. High ropes facilities in other parts of the country are very successful and have brought a significant increase in footfall - I'm confident that Stockton would reap the same benefits. "By offering something new and different Stockton will become a place people from far and wide would want to visit.

"This increase in footfall would, without a doubt, increase spend at local hotels, shops and eateries."