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Planning officials consider plans to rebuild fire damaged leisure club

Plans to rebuild a leisure club destroyed by fire near Louth are being considered by planning officials.

Kenwick Park Leisure Centre Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Kenwick Park Leisure Centre was hit by a devastating blaze in October last year. Around 50 firefighters and eight fire engines were needed at the height of the fire, in the early hours of October 13.

An application has now been submitted to East Lindsey District Council to build a leisure club with a swimming pool, gymnasium , exercise studio, spa lounge and a cafe and lounge area.


Fire destroys Lincolnshire leisure complex

A leisure complex attached to a hotel has been destroyed after a fire. A hundred guests staying at Kenwick Park near Louth were evacuated as a precaution. Kenwick Park Hotel have said that there has been no damage to the hotel, but the fire has affected the leisure club which will be closed until further notice

A leisure complex attached to a hotel has been destroyed after a fire. Credit: Youtube
Fire crews closed off all access to Kenwick Park Credit: Youtube
The leisure club will be closed until further notice Credit: ITV News
A hundred guests staying at Kenwick Park near Louth were evacuated as a precaution Credit: ITV News
The fire has destroyed the leisure centre Credit: ITV News


Judicial challenge over cattle market sale

Councillors in Louth have agreed to start a judicial review against the process taken by East Lindsey District Council to sell Lincolnshire's only surviving cattle market.

Louth Cattle Market Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The decision will see Louth Town Council working in partnership with the community interest company, Keep Louth Special to start a judicial review into ELDC's process in selling Louth Cattle Market to Asda.

The town council also claim that the cattle market could actually be under the ownership of the Louth Mayor not East Lindsey District Council if it can be proved that the 1848 Louth Markets and Improvement Act was not dissolved following the introduction of the 1974 Local Government Act.

If that act still stands then essentially the district council do not own the cattle market. It is in fact, the responsibility of the Mayor.

"This could alter what happen in Louth for years to come.

"The judicial review is about the decision making process. We believe that process is flawed and having spoken to the barrister, he believes exactly the same.

"Like everything in life there are no guarantees. There is always a chance you can lose in the court room.

"Keep Louth Special has subsequent funds already in place pledged by members of the public before they have even invited donations.

"This includes £10,000 by one businessman and £1,000 from another and they have not even asked for any money yet. They could possibly reach the target themselves."

– Mayor of Louth, Cllr Andrew Leonard

Firefighters battle major blaze at Louth waste company

An investigation is underway into a major fire at a waste company in Louth. Six crews have been fighting the blaze at Bolingbroke Road. They are expected to remain as the scene for the rest of the day.

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