August 1, 2019 2.02 pm This story is over 28 months old

Louth hotel’s luxury lodge expansion approved

Applicants hope to increase tourism and visitor numbers to the area

A new luxury 37-lodge holiday park, part of £4 million investment into a Louth hotel, has been given the go ahead by East Lindsey District Councillors.

The expansion to the Brackenborough Arms Hotel will see the five-star lodges positioned within three areas to the rear and east of the hotel and will also see an existing pond extended to create a wildlife lake.

To promote walking and cycling, the plans also include a new footpath from the rear of the hotel to Louth.

Owner, and founder member of Magna Vitae, Ashley Lingard said the business wanted to help European Tourism in Lincolnshire increase by 12% – similar to that of Yorkshire due to Cycling England holidays.

Plans showing how the site would be laid out.

He told members: “You only have to open the papers to see the times have changed and businesses are being affected.

“The Brackenborough is no exception and must adapt for it to continue into the future.

“We must look to the next opportunity to grow and safeguard the jobs of the people we employ.”

The development will help create an additional 20 jobs at the hotel.

An artist’s impression of how the lodges would look.

Objectors, particularly the nearest neighbours, were concerned about the access road – the former A16.

They raised concerns including cyclist safety, adequate parking, noise and wildlife.

Approving the plans councillors requested a solid boundary with neighbouring residents and for lodges to be placed at least 30 metres from the western boundary.

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