Plans for a new 140 static caravan park with facilities in Chapel St Leonards have been passed toda (Thursday) by East Lindsey District Council.
Submitted by Blue Anchor Leisure, the proposed development on land next to Golden Palm, aims to excavate land to provide fishing facilities and an ornamental pond, construction of a multi-use games area and tennis court, both with three metre high fencing, a children’s play area, construction of perimeter and internal embankments to a height of 1.2 metres, and construction of internal roads.
Chapel’s Parish Council supported the amended application because they said it will boost the local economy.
Prior to the meeting clerk to the parish council Michael Green said the authority was very supportive of local business and had listened to residents’ concerns about infrastructure.
He said: “Elected members weighed up all matters and views given at various meetings but on balance felt this was right for Chapel.”
Again, ahead of the meeting district councillor Hazel Newcombe said there were concerns from the local Patient Participation Group whose view was against the development because of the added strain it would put on the local GP practice.
She said other residents were against it on the grounds of flooding dangers, sewerage problems and the congestion it could cause on the A52 Skegness Road. She said she would not be voting on Thursday evening due to council protocol.
Blue Anchor declined to comment.