Touring site plan put on hold for now

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A proposal for a 10-pitch touring caravan site in Anderby has been put on hold by East Lindsey planners.

The application was submitted by Gillian Henshaw, of the Old English Fruit Company, as a temporary means of generating additional revenue at Simon Field, off Rectory Road, while she develops her adjacent fruit and nut tree business as an offbeat tourist attraction.

However, she decided temporarily to withdraw her application at Thursday’s planning meeting after noting it was more likely to be approved if she earmarked the proposed pitches for tents rather than caravans.

It is possible that a revised scheme will be submitted in time for either the September or October planning committee meeting.

Coun Colin Davie urged the committee to support the proposal when it comes forward.

“These are just the sort of small-scale tourism businesses that we need to encourage,” he enthused.

Anderby Parish Council has already expressed its support for Mrs Henshaw’s initiative.