On a democratic vote in July, the Planning Committee at East Lindsey recently approved planning permission for a new, £ 1 million luxury static caravan park on Chapel Road, Ingoldmells. The site, which will comprise 45 pitches, for owner-occupiers only and open annually from 1st March – 31st October, has already been extensively landscaped with 4,000 trees and shrubs and will feature an attractive fishing lake and ecologically friendly clubhouse and office with play area in the middle of the site.
Owner/Developers, Ellis Bros (Contractors) Ltd and their Architecture & Planning Consultants, Ryland Design have designed the site to be sustainable and to enhance the environment, not destroy it. Spokesman, John Chappell said “We have a proven track record in providing new wildlife habitat and preserving existing, through our work at Skegness Water Leisure Park and this will be repeated at Chapel Road”.
The site will offer a high quality, low density, tranquil Park for the more discerning clientele. The construction phase will secure 20 jobs for up to five years and the site itself will create a number of full and part time jobs once open to the public.
John added “we have gone to great lengths and expense to design and deliver a high quality, attractive destination that we and the community will be proud of. Ingoldmells has been unfairly portrayed as “cheap and ugly” by travel critics and we believe that it is time to reverse that image once and for all”. “Ingoldmells is an economic powerhouse to the local area due to tourism and caravans and can continue to be so with the right investment”. “We aim to have the Park ready to open to celebrate our 70th “Birthday” as a business in 2017. We have only survived 70 years by investing what we earn in local jobs and local people”.
Whatever some politicians wish for, there is only one viable, successful industry here, tourism. More tourists will only come to the Coast if we up our game in respect of quality of accommodation, training, customer service and access and that is how we operate our businesses.
We want a chance to show the local community what a quality caravan park looks like. If any local councilors would like to meet us at Skegness Water Leisure Park, to show what we can do, we would be pleased to meet them to show them around.