LINDUM’S £50 million development plans for Mablethorpe now look set to go ahead after the Government decided not to call in their application.
A letter sent on Tuesday by Ray Colbourne, Senior Planning Manager for the Department for Communities and Local Government to East Lindsey District Council’s Head of Planning, David Loveday, confirmed the news.
Lincoln-based Lindum Developments Ltd are behind the major outline plans which include 180 new homes, a supermarket, petrol station, a pub and restaurant, care apartments and a new drop off area for Mablethorpe Primary School.
Initially East Lindsey District Council unanimously rejected the plans at their planning committee meeting in December, but agreed to hear them again after the developer claimed ‘procedural irregularities’ and the plans were then passed at a meeting in March.
Since then, things have became even more heated after Lincolnshire County Councillor Colin Davie wrote to the Secretary of State claiming that the plans held a notable flood risk and would set a ‘dangerous precedent’ for the coast.
Lindum boss Paul McSorley said these were ‘uninformed and unhelpful comments’.
In Tuesday’s letter, Mr Colbourne stated the Government’s belief that such plans should be decided ‘at local level’ and that after careful consideration the Secretary of State has ‘carefully considered against this call-in policy’.
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