Plans for Skegness Gateway Urban Extension revealed
Plans to transform Skegness with the development of a sustainable urban extension to the west of the town have been revealed.
The 136-hectare site is located to the west of Skegness and is being proposed through a Local Development Order (LDO) in conjunction with East Lindsey District Council, which is expected to be submitted later this year.
The proposed masterplan includes around 1,000 new homes, specialist accommodation for older people, a tourism offering, a ground-breaking TEC partnership college, crematorium, employment and commercial land as well as significant green spaces and amenities for local people.
Sue Bowser of Croftmarsh, said:
“We have farmed the land for over 30 years with a long-term view that certain areas of land could be used for development, and we are very excited to see those plans starting to take shape. We believe that the scheme being proposed will act as a catalyst for positive change for Skegness and position the town in its rightful place in the East Midlands as a place with opportunity and ambition."
Neil Sanderson of Croftmarsh, added:
“We firmly believe that Skegness Gateway will become a place that helps to bring Skegness to life year-round as it provides significant opportunities for those people already living here, but also serving to attract others to come here to live and work. We are very much looking forward to seeing this scheme progress over the coming months.”
"In working closely with the council and other partners, we have developed a scheme that we believe will complement the regeneration plans under the Towns Fund deal."
Councillor Tom Ashton, Portfolio Holder for Planning at East Lindsey District Council, said:
“I’m delighted to see this ambitious proposal being brought forward. It really will be a landmark development for Skegness, providing not just new homes, but a brand-new learning facility to support our residents to develop new skills, and further business and employment land to support our local economy. I look forward to working with Croftmarsh over the coming months to help turn these plans into a reality.”
Speaking after his latest visit to the site, Matt Warman MP commented:
“Skegness Gateway is an exciting example of sustainable planning that has the needs of local people running all the way through it. From homes for new and growing families to a specialist college or purpose-built accommodation for older people, this development delivers for all ages while also enhancing and extending our local green spaces.”
Skegness Gateway is a 136-hectare site to the West of the town which will, subject to planning approval, deliver a major new sustainable urban extension for Skegness. The development is ‘all encompassing’ and will provide hundreds of jobs, a brand-new college, much-needed amenities and new homes for the area. We believe the Skegness Gateway will help the town take its rightful place in the East Midlands as a place with opportunity and ambition.
Caption: Left to Right - Sue Bowser, Matt Warman MP, Cllr Tom Ashton, Neil Sanderson
To find out more about Skegness Gateway, please visit the website at www.skegnessgateway.co.uk