A £95,000 district council investment to build new beach huts in Mablethorpe has been given the green light today (Thursday).
East Lindsey District Council’s planning team have given the go ahead to the council’s own plan made earlier this year. with the new huts in place for the summer tourist season.
As reported by the Leader in January, four new huts will be built with disabled access at the rear of Queen’s Garden Square, which will be available for daily hire.
As part of the project, the council will remove 15 decrepit and disused chalets on the South Promenade (numbers 120 to 134).
Up to 15 new huts could be built in their place should demand require, with the original four acting as ‘show huts’ for people to see beforehand. These will be available for the public to buy ‘off plan’ with a 20 year lease, costing £12,000.
Mablethorpe has become synonymous for its array of beach huts in recent years, with some sold privately further down the coast at Sutton on Sea for up to £18,000.
The remainder of the district council’s stock of beach huts will be repainted to ensure a ‘vibrant and welcoming’ seafront for both local people and visitors.
For the full details, and local reaction to this story, see the Leader next Wednesday, March 14.
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