April 8, 2019 11.01 am This story is over 29 months old

Tourism plan for quarry site approved

32 holiday lodges will be built on the quarry

West Lindsey District Council has approved plans to turn a former quarry in Grasby into a tourist destination.

Stoneledge Holdings will build 32 holiday lodges, along with one for a warden, on the redundant chalk quarry off Brigg Road and Grasby Wold Lane.

The plans also include a shop on site for basic supplies.

Developers said the number of lodges makes the proposal economically viable.

A site layout of the plans submitted to WLDC.

It said it will “allow the whole quarry to be rejuvenated and soften back into the landscape while making it a long-term sustainable success which will generate a genuine tourism/visitor gem for the area”.

Lincolnshire County Council had no objection to the development and the proposal includes measures to protect biodiversity and wildlife.

In a report, council officers praised the plan and said it will help to enhance the area.

It said: “Given the site’s close relationship to Grasby and the proximity of the Viking Way, it is considered that it is likely to have a tourism, economic and community benefit along with enhancing the current condition and appearance of the site.

“Therefore it is considered that the site is an appropriate location for a holiday accommodation business and the development will provide overriding benefits to the local economy, community and environment.”

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