April 6, 2020 10.06 am This story is over 17 months old

National Trust to turn Lincolnshire coastline into nature reserve

The plans will protect wildlife and improve the visitor experience

The National Trust has announced plans to turn a piece of Lincolnshire’s coastline into a nature reserve.

The trust says the land between Sutton on Sea and Chapel St Leonards will form part of the Lincolnshire Coastal Country Park.

As part of its plans, organised in partnership with the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust, Lincolnshire County Council and East Lindsey District Council will create new habitats for wildlife, protect those already there and provide a space for visitors to enjoy the area.

East Lindsey District Council leader Craig Leyland said: “This is a truly significant investment into the coastal economy.

Photo: National Trust

“As leader of ELDC I welcome this announcement and look forward to working with the National Trust and LCC to make this a fantastic addition to the Lincolnshire coast.”

Lincolnshire County Council’s economy portfolio holder Colin Davie added: “Indeed, it is a fantastic and welcome acquisition which means the National Trust will play a full part in developing the Lincolnshire coast for the next generation of visitors.

“When Covid-19 is behind us we will truly have something to celebrate.”

The National Trust said the plans had been made possible by a “generous donation” from an unnamed supporter and money from its own Neptune Coastline Campaign.

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