April 29, 2019 3.23 pm This story is over 54 months old

Replacement beach huts planned for Sutton on Sea Colonnade

The last of the old huts were removed in April

Plans for 10 beach huts to replace those lost by private owners on the Sutton on Sea Colonnade have been submitted by East Lindsey District Council.

The new huts will be built on the Southern Promenade according to documents submitted to the authority.

An ELDC Spokesman confirmed five of the 10 plots would be filled quickly with two private owners moving their huts to the new site, and one of three new huts being built by the authority being taken.

ELDC declared the colonnade unsafe last year after reports said the structure needed major repairs.

A plan showing where most of the new huts will go.

A request for the huts to be removed sparked a public campaign to save the area.

In December, senior councillors approved plans to set aside £130,000 and in April the last of the old huts were removed.

Recent reports have detailed possible future uses for the Colonnade area.

It was agreed the structure and huts needed to be replaced.

Sketches of how a new cafe/observatory could look. The final designs are to be completed.

Ideas included a multi-storey cafe/observatory, along with a gallery space, indoor garden and bandstand for the ground floor and bowling green levels.

The paddling pool and public conveniences are set to see no changes.

ELDC will go out for further consultation when designs are finalised later this year.

We visited the beach huts seven months ago. Watch the video here:

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