MP praises caravan park development

Matt Warman MP visiting Skegness Water Leisure Park
Matt Warman MP visiting Skegness Water Leisure Park

Skegness MP Matt Warman visited a coastal tourism business to view work on an ambitious £3 million investment programme.

Mr Warman had a chance to see progress on the development project during a tour of Skegness Water Leisure Park.

The Ingoldmells based caravan site is creating an additional 189 pitches and sports and recreation facilities. A new access road, reception, football pitch and fishing lake were completed earlier this year in the first phase of the scheme.

Work on sports and leisure centre, for use of visitors and the community, is due to start in 2017. The first static caravans on the new South Fields development will be available from March next year. The final phase will be added following the opening of the sports centre.

Mr Warman met bosses from the park’s owner’s Ellis Bros during his visit to the site which includes 700 static caravans, holiday bungalows, a touring caravan area and luxury camping pods.

He said: “This is welcome investment in the thriving Skegness tourist industry. When finished it will combine great community facilities for all residents as well as new, top of the range places for visitors to stay in a beautiful setting.”

He added: “It comes at the end of a stellar year for the coast, stoked by a growing economy, low petrol prices and hoteliers and park owners who show the appetite to invest that I’m sure will ensure further growth.

“I absolutely agree with the many business owners who tell me the future for Lincolnshire tourism is bright.”

Ellis Brothers group manager John Chappell said: “The park is aiming to create that wow factor.

“Our customers go to places in Europe where there has been massive investment in tourism and customer services and want to see those standards here. We have to change if we want to keep being successful.”