Plans to tackle a shortage of West Lindsey visitor accommodation by building an 84-unit chalet lodge park in Snitterby have been submitted.
The development is hoped to be built on land at on Moor Road, and will be built to accompany holiday lets approved at the site of the Holywell Grange (formerly Hayes Farmhouse) listed building in 2003.
Documents submitted to West Lindsey District Council, says the 84 units will be environmentally friendly, and accompanied by three other lodges which will be used as site manager’s accommodation, multi functional space and a reception/management office with an ancillary shop counter.
The documents state: “Research has identified that there is a shortage of visitor accommodation in West Lindsey District Council area and that the countryside near Snitterby is ideally located to provide visitors with easy and convenient access to the wide range of tourist attractions that the locality and the wider northern Lincolnshire area has to offer.”
The development will be built in three phases, of 25, 35 and 24 lodges respectively.
If the plans go ahead with the supplier, the documents state that the lodges will be energy-efficient and primarily built from timber, with options to retrofit them at the end of their life and install additional upgrades.
A statement within the document states: “The Holywell Grange Leisure Park proposal will establish a site that achieves the highest levels of environmental sustainability possible, under the renowned Green Tourism Business Scheme and others, to showcase the best technologies and approaches available within the leisure lodge industry.
“Over the lifetime of the development, the leisure lodges will demonstrate new and innovative technologies, and the potential for securing new and innovative additional environmental enhancements will be subject to ongoing investigation.”
The lodges will include one parking space each, with the site aiming to promote ‘car free holidays’ by extending foot-ways and a planned dedicated minibus service for guests – potentially including vintage bus tours.
There are a variety of attractions within a 10km radius of the proposed site including Mount Pleasant Windmill, Gainsthorpe Medieval Village and Willowbank Fisheries in Kirton Lindsey, Hemswell Antique Centre and Hall Park Farm in Market Rasen.
The plans add that there are 80 tourism destinations within 30km of the location, including Lincolnshire Showground and Lincoln City itself.