Councillors are hoping a new holiday park to be built on empty land near McDonald’s in Long Sutton will see similar success to others in the area.
The plans, which include a fishing lake, site office, up to 30 caravan pitches, a workshop building and caravan sales area, 12 two-bed holiday cottages and 10 three-bed holiday cottages have been approved by South Holland District Council’s planning committee.
The site would be accessed via Vicarage Lane.
Councillors on the committee were told the number of pitches had been dropped since an original application for space for 45 caravans was rejected.
The new application also saw some of the cottages relocated to the perimeter alongside the A17 and additional landscaping to address noise disturbance concerns.
Shanna Jackson, who spoke in support of the application said it could ‘bring economic benefits both during the construction and in its lifetime, bringing tourism to the area’.
She was backed by councillors, including Councillor Andrew Tennant pointing to a number of similar sites which had seen success. He said: “It does seem a shame to see such a site sit there and weed over.”
Councillor Peter Coupland said the plans needed a ‘good landscaping scheme’ to ensure its effectiveness in dealing with concerns.
Long Sutton Parish Council raised a number of objections regarding traffic and access to McDonalds as well as the safety of pedestrians. No other statutory consultees objected outright.
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