Market Rasen

‘It’s not sustainable’: Hundreds object to plans for holiday homes in Lincolnshire Wolds

A man campaigning against controversial plans for 35 holiday homes on his doorstep in the Lincolnshire Wolds has claimed that the development is unsustainable.

The application submitted by Matthew Monteith on behalf of Turners Parks, would see the holiday lodge caravans built on land at Kingsmead Park in Swinhope, north of Market Rasen.

So far, the development has received over 100 objections, with councillors and the area’s MP Sir Edward Leigh criticising the plans.

Proposals for the site

‘It’s not sustainable’

Ian Brace, whose home backs onto the proposed site, told Lincolnshire Reporter: “It is difficult to see how the site can be justified.

“They are hoping to put one of the biggest holiday parks in Lincolnshire next to a retirement park.

“The project is just unsustainable. From the road systems to the facilities on offer, it is unsustainable.

“According to plans the holiday park won’t have facilities it needs, no restaurant or bar, not even a play area for children.

“We also have very poor communications here, a limited bus service, and the nearest train station is either Market Rasen or Grimsby, it just wouldn’t work.

An example of the holiday lodges

“We are in an area of outstanding natural beauty which has the same criteria as a national park.

“There have previously been planning applications on that site and they have always been refused.

“I am for sustainable tourism but this is in the middle of nowhere.

“There is no infrastructure to cater for people who visit.

“It’s a fantastic area but it’s not sustainable.”

Lincolnshire Reporter contacted Matthew Monteith regarding the plans. He declined to comment.

Councillors on West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee will make a decision on the plans at a meeting to be held on October 18.