Public welcome for Chapel St Leonards seafront plans

Chapel Promenade Consultation Event
Chapel Promenade Consultation Event

Ambitious plans to transform the Pullover at Chapel Promenade into a new destination for residents and tourists found favour with almost 90pc of people at a recent consultation event.

More than 100 residents and visitors came along to the village green to discuss the proposals over a five hour event on Saturday, July 26.

Many chose to provide feedback and further suggestions, with 88pc of responses backing the plans. The tiered seating and many possible uses for the space were among the most popular features, with one respondent suggesting that it would ‘draw people into the resort’.

Lincolnshire County Council executive member for economic development Colin Davie, said: “I’m delighted that so many people took the time to come along and talk to us about the plans, and that the response was so overwhelmingly positive.

“We want to make the most of this beautiful piece of the coast, to boost tourism and help residents and visitors get even more out of the beach area. And given this initial seal of approval, we’ll continue in our efforts to make these exciting plans a reality.”

The development is a joint project between Lincolnshire County Council, East Lindsey District Council, Chapel St Leonards Parish Council and the Neighbourhood Management Group.

The partners are also keen to develop a ‘Friends of Chapel Prom’ group, who would support the facility by giving up a little time to check the area over and undertake simple maintenance tasks.

Anyone interested in volunteering should email or call 01522 550605