Premier Inn set for Skegness?

Pier Field is not a location for a possible Premier Inn say district council.
Pier Field is not a location for a possible Premier Inn say district council.

Rumours have been circulating Skegness regarding a national hotel chain’s possible interest in coming to the town.

Some suggested the new site for a Premier Inn could be the Pier Field site near North Parade, Skegness, believing that East Lindsey District may have sold off the land.

But East Lindsey District Council have completely refuted the rumours stating there are no proposals for the development on the district council’s land.

Councillor Craig Leyland, Portfolio Holder for Economic Development, said: “We are aware of the rumours circulating on social networking sites but they are untrue.

“There is currently no proposal for the development of a Premier Inn on land under the district council’s ownership in Skegness.

“We do, however, know that Premier Inn has an interest in coming to the Skegness area and the council will work with developers wishing to come to the resort to offer new attractions/facilities to local people and visitors, which in turn benefits the economy through increased footfall and jobs.

“If a proposal were to be received, as with any development, it would be subject to planning consent being secured, which includes a period of public consultation.”

One member of social networking site Skegness Skegness: “A Premier Inn in Skeg would be a brill idea...not saying in that exact location, but it would bring more people/jobs to the town.

Kevin Murray, Senior Acquisition Manager for Whitbread Hotels and Restaurants, said: “We currently have more than 53,000 Premier Inn bedrooms across the country and we are targeting 75,000 UK bedrooms by 2018.

“Skegness is a town we would like to be in and we are looking at a number of opportunities in the local area.”

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