Plans are emerging to turn the former Skegness golf course into a site for static caravans
Plans to turn a former Skegness golf course into a caravan park have been revealed. It is a development that should be complemented by fishing ponds.
The proposals, which were unveiled this week, focus on part of the former Addlethorpe Golf Club on Chapel Lane. The club, part of the Skegness Golf Centre, will be excavated to make the caravan site a reality, reports LincolnshireLive.
The development is set to take place after The Elms Caravan Park on Orby Road put in place plans to expand its current site. If allowed, he would see 56 static caravans erected on the old golf course.
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The Elms plans also propose excavating the site to allow for the creation of five fishing ponds. The developers also aim to create a wildflower meadow on the site as well as parking.
However, the new caravans will not replace the entire golf course, with The Elms making it clear that a smaller course and driving range will remain on the adjacent land. They also clarified that their proposals will create two full-time jobs, replacing a current part-time position at the site.
In planning documents, The Elms said: “Given its former use as a golf course, the site benefits from a range of landscaping features including planted mounds of earth, various bunkers and large expanses plantings groves established protective belts.
“The site is therefore well surrounded by vegetation along the majority of its boundaries.”