A ZIP wire and rope adventure course will be set up in Trent Park after winning planning approval last night.

The Go Ape Tree Top Adventure scheme involves a high wire course between the trees in the wood close to Lime Tree Avenue, and the company expects hundreds of people a day to use the facilities.

Enfield Council’s planning committee unanimously approved the idea at a meeting last night.

Go Ape’s business development manager Ben Davies said that the park would offer a three-hour “adventure in the trees”, and that it was set to open in time for Easter.

He said: “We’re very excited about the course as it’s our first in London, and we think it’s going to be great.

“The concept is that people climb a rope ladder and then they can enjoy themselves on beams and other things, and then use the zip wire to make their way down.”

Mr Davies added that the planning approval allowed for an expansion of the course if it is a success.

One person had objected to the scheme because of concerns about noise from children screaming, but councillors said the trees would shield homes from any noise.

The course will be the 28th adventure park the company has set up in the UK, with other locations offering mountain biking and Segway racing.

Committee member Councillor Martin Prescott said that the park would offer benefits to some disabled users because the safety of the zip wires would make it easy to use for everyone.

He added: “It’s a great idea – I’ll be the first one there when it opens.”