Residents to have say on proposals for caravan developments between Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells

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Residents are being given the chance to have their say on how East Lindsey District Council’s (ELDC) new Local Plan.

The plan will deal with future proposals for caravan developments between Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells in an attempt to protect the area.

ELDC have said that ‘in recent years the gap between the two villages has somewhat eroded, creating a continuous band of caravan developments along the coastline’ and the Council’s Planning Policy Committee is considering how to deal with future development proposals.

Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Planning, Councillor Craig Leyland, said: “When discussing this issue, we felt that to consider the matter fully, we needed to gauge the views of residents and other interested parties to see what they have to say on the matter. We will do this through our Ingoldmells to Chapel St Leonards Protection Zone Consultation.”

Through the Local Plan, the Council aims to balance the differing demands of supporting economic growth and protecting the quality of the local environment for residents and visitors.

It is proposed that the new Local Plan will include a Policy to limit the type of developments between Chapel St Leonards and Ingoldmells to maintain the open character of the area and the distinction between the villages.

Four options have been proposed and more details can be found at www.e-lindsey.gov.uk/localplan, together with a questionnaire and details on how you can make your comments known.

Comments should be received by the Council by Friday, January 30, 2015.

How do you think ELDC should deal with proposals for new caravan developments in the area and what type of developments are needed?