Gainsborough

New holiday site plan for Gainsborough woodland

New plans have been submitted to create 26 luxury lodges, including the conversion of Second World War air raid shelters, in an effort to boost tourism and investment in Laughton.

The proposal from Mark Simmonds Planning to West Lindsey District Council seeks permission to change the use of land in Laughton Woods for a holiday site.

It includes the erection of 26 lodges, as well as the conversion of three Stanton shelters on the three acre site.

The Laughton Woods site off Blyton Road.

Work would also include the designing an access road from Blyton Road into the site and car parking.

The applicant said that the proposal would help to bring investment into the area through tourism.

In a design and access statement, they said that the change of use of the woodland area would help to develop the site and help the rural economy.

It said: “The proposed scheme represents an opportunity to deliver a high quality and sensitively designed development, which will contribute towards the rural and visitor economy, as well as make efficient use of what is redundant and quite vulnerable land.”

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