Four tigers could be coming to the Mystic East in a Surrey theme park.

Plans have been submitted to Kingston Council for three new tiger enclosures at Chessington World of Adventures, with a deadline for comments fast approaching.

The enclosures would replace the Peeking Heights Ferris wheel, Adventure Zone attraction and a food stall, planning documents reveal.

The Dragon Falls ride would also be “re-themed” with new planting and landscaping adjacent to the ride.

The developer claimed the enclosures would create “a number of benefits” for the four new Amur Tigers that would be introduced, as well as two Sumatran Tigers already living at the park. Chessington's associate director Ian York said these include “novel vantage points, opportunities for long-distance travel and a greater variety of environments."

Mr York wrote: “The provision of new tiger enclosures will enable Chessington World of Adventures to increase its popular animal collection, to the benefit of its conservation programme and visitors,

“The creation of this new tiger area within Mystic East will make a significant contribution to the resort’s continuing evolution, which is so vital to its success in a competitive industry and is supported by planning policy.”

Jo Cook, who coordinates the Zoological Society of London’s European Endangered Species Programme (EEP) for Amur tigers, had met with Chessington staff and wrote a letter in support of the application.

It read: “It is nice to see innovation in a new exhibit and the tunnels linking the outside areas will be a striking feature and I am sure will have great impact on your visitors, as well as providing novel vantage points for the tigers themselves.”

The application, which was submitted this month, is the latest in a series of proposals to add to the resort as part of a long-term plan for the next five to 10 years.

Kingston Council has already approved plans for a Go Ape treetop adventure for Sixty Acre Wood and 35 ‘glamping’ tents – posh camping – at Chessington, and blueprints for 45 new lodges at the Safari Hotel have also been submitted.

The resort’s masterplan also refers to plans for a soft play area, indoor trampolines and a 3D cinema at the Safari Hotel, new rides and animal attractions, and a new family rollercoaster, but does not yet mention further details.

The Surrey Comet asked Chessington for more information, but a spokeswoman remained tight-lipped, and said it would “be a surprise”.