AN OFFICIAL application for the £90,000 development of Mablethorpe’s beach huts has now been made.
East Lindsey District Council have applied, via their planning committee, to build up to 19 new huts and demolish 14 of those not used to try to increase tourism in the area.
The aim is to increase availability to the public and improve the look of the beach front.
Speaking to the Leader in January, the district council’s portfolio holder for the economy, Coun Craig Leyland, said: “Making this investment now is important in terms of managing the beach huts we own and ensuring our coastal resorts remain welcoming to visitors.”
“In undertaking the programme of work we will ensure we keep any disruption to a minimum so as not to impact upon businesses or visitors.”
A council spokesperson said there has already been significant interest in the new beach huts.
Meanwhile, Mr G Lanzetta has applied to change the use of a vacant shop in Lantern Court, Mablethorpe to use as a café.
And Lincolnshire Co-op have applied to extend their existing funeral parlour to provide a garage for a limousine, van and hearse on the site of outbuildings which are to be demolished.
The applications will be decided in the coming months.