Pier Field petition hits 3,000 supporter mark

Tina Charlesworth signing the Pier Field petition with Quorn Hotel owner Steve Godbehere

Tina Charlesworth signing the Pier Field petition with Quorn Hotel owner Steve Godbehere

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More than 3,000 people have supported a petition calling for Pier Field in Skegness to be saved from development.

A move by campaigners for the site to be registered as a community asset delayed a decision by East Lindsey District Council on whether to sell the site earlier this month.

Plans put forward for the parkland include an 80-bedroom Premier Inn hotel and KFC restaurant.

Members of the Save our Foreshore group spent the weekend collecting signatures calling for the land to be kept for the community.

Chairman Russell Sparkes said: “With the support of over 3,000 petitioners, of which over 50 per cent are ELDC residents, the support of Skegness Town Council, Skegness Chamber of Commerce and SECWHA hoteliers association, ELDC have little choice but to register the land as a Community Asset to avoid a judicial review.”

l An extraordinary meeting of Skegness Community Forum will take place next month to discuss Pier Field .

A session for committee members debate will be followed by an opportunity for residents to ask questions. The meeting will take place on Thursday, February 5, at The Storehouse, Skegness at 7.30pm