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Tourism plan for quarry site approved

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West Lindsey District Council has approved plans to turn a former quarry in Grasby into a tourist destination.

Stoneledge Holdings will build 32 holiday lodges, along with one for a warden, on the redundant chalk quarry off Brigg Road and Grasby Wold Lane.

The plans also include a shop on site for basic supplies.

Developers said the number of lodges makes the proposal economically viable.

A site layout of the plans submitted to WLDC.

It said it will “allow the whole quarry to be rejuvenated and soften back into the landscape while making it a long-term sustainable success which will generate a genuine tourism/visitor gem for the area”.

Lincolnshire County Council had no objection to the development and the proposal includes measures to protect biodiversity and wildlife.

In a report, council officers praised the plan and said it will help to enhance the area.

It said: “Given the site’s close relationship to Grasby and the proximity of the Viking Way, it is considered that it is likely to have a tourism, economic and community benefit along with enhancing the current condition and appearance of the site.

“Therefore it is considered that the site is an appropriate location for a holiday accommodation business and the development will provide overriding benefits to the local economy, community and environment.”


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