Hundreds of jobs set to be created in famous resort town of Skegness

Hundreds of jobs could be created in one of Britain's most famous seaside resorts under a proposed masterplan.

L-R Sue Bowser of Croftmarsh, Matt Warman MP, Cllr Tom Ashton and Neil Sanderson of Croftmarsh on the proposed Skegness Gateway site.

The plan for Skegness includes around 1,000 new homes, specialist accommodation for older people, a tourism offering, a TEC partnership college and a crematorium, alongside land being set aside for employment and commercial uses.

The proposals for Skegness Gateway which will be the subject of a Local Development Order (LDO), will be discussed by East Lindsey District Council later this year.

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Sue Bowser of Croftmarsh, who is working alongside the team at East Lindsey District Council to help bring the scheme to fruition, 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.

“As a family, we have lived and worked in Skegness for generations and are incredibly passionate about delivering a scheme that we – and the rest of the town – can be proud of, and we believe that what we are proposing will do that.

“We have been working hard for a number of months alongside the team at East Lindsey District Council and other stakeholders to put together proposals for Skegness Gateway to

ensure that it will be a development exemplar, creating a vibrant new community and we are very pleased to now be able to unveil them.”

Neil Sanderson of Croftmarsh, added: “We believe that Skegness Gateway will offer a real ‘cradle to grave’ opportunity for the town; offering high quality education, opportunities for start-

ups, commercial and industrial space as well as places to live, work and play.

“We are pleased to be working alongside the team at East Lindsey District Council to help bring this exciting scheme to fruition – creating something that will really put Skegness on the map. 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.

“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.”

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.”

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