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Chapel Point coastal observatory gets final greenlight

An artist's impression of the interior of the building.

An artist's impression of the interior of the building.

 

Plans for an ambitious coastal observatory at Chapel Point have cleared their final hurdle.

Lincolnshire County Council this week voted in favour of the new facility, which they have labelled an “exciting new way to experience Lincolnshire’s beautiful coastline”.

The county council’s planning and regulation committee approved the proposed North Sea Observatory at Chapel Point.

The building will be at the gateway to the new Coastal Country Park and will include a coastal observatory, art space, café and public toilets.

Councillor Colin Davie, executive member for economic development, said: “This will be something unique to Lincolnshire as there are no purpose-designed marine observatories anywhere else in the UK.

“The observatory will be the perfect spot for people to enjoy the spectacular Lincolnshire coastline and its beautiful wildlife.

“There will lots of info on local nature and plenty for the kids to do. We’ll also have a small café and art space.

“Hopefully, this will attract even more visitors to the area, extending the summer season and boosting the local economy.”

The project is funded by Lincolnshire County Council and Arts Council England. The Coastal Country Park is an initiative led by Lincolnshire County Council.

It covers the area between Sandilands and Chapel St Leonards and aims to provide “high-quality facilities” for visitors and “better protection” for wildlife.

 

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