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Controversial plans to build Premier Inn hotel on Skegness seafront approved

Controversial plans to build a Premier Inn on Skegness seafront in Lincolnshire have been approved by East Lindsey District Council.

Campaigners argued the site known as Pier Field should have been protected for community use. A petition was also signed by more than 5,000 people against the plans.

The company behind the development says it will now start construction work as soon as possible. The news comes as other businesses in the town claim this summer season has been their best ever for trade.


Decision over planning permission for controversial Skegness hotel due

A controversial hotel in Skegness may get planning approval this afternoon.

The land known as Pier Field on Skegness seafront Credit: ITV Yorkshire

The piece of land known as Pier Field on the seafront has been at the centre of debate for many months. Campaigners say it should be retained for community use.

Developers want to build a Premier Inn and fast food restaurant - and say up to 90 new jobs could be created.

Police continue to question man over Skegness murder

Police are continuing to question a 29 year old man in connection with the murder of a woman in Skegness.

Lenuta Ioana Haidemac

Officers discovered the body of a 28 year old woman on Drummond Road on Friday.

They believe she was Lenuta Ioana Haidemac who had been reported missing from Lincoln.

Lincolnshire police say they are working with the East Midlands Special Operations Unit on the investigation and are appealing for witnesses.


Body found in Skegness

An investigation is underway after a body was found at a house in Skegness.

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Officers were called to Drummond Road yesterday evening.

Police have warned local residents that they may experience some disruption as forensic examinations take place at the scene.

At the moment we are treating this death as unexplained and are in the very early stages of our investigation.

Local residents may experience some disruption this morning while a forensic examination takes place.

Officers will be on patrol in the area. Please speak with my officers if you have any concerns or if you have any information which may help our enquiries’.

– Chief Inspector Jim Tyner from Skegness Police

New street parking rules for Skegness come into force

New rules for street parking on Skegness seafront come into force today.

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The council said there have been problems with congestion caused by cars parking on both sides of the road during summer, making it difficult for people to cross.

It is introducing measures including designated areas for buses and coaches and disabled parking bays and loading bays and more stringent parking rules.

Two women seriously injured on pedestrian crossing

Two women are in hospital with serious injuries after a collision with a car on Roman Bank, outside Butlins.

The women were crossing the road using a controlled pedestrian crossing just before 1am. The driver of the silver Volkswagen Golf, which was travelling in the direction of Ingoldmells, was not seriously injured.

The two women, one aged 22, have been taken to the Queen's Medical Centre in Nottingham.

"This is a terrible collision, two women have been very seriously injured and any information witnesses can offer that will help our investigation would be very useful. We appeal to anyone who was in the area of Roman Bank near to Butlins around the time of the collision to contact the witness appeal line 01522 558855."

– Sgt Adrian Scargill the East Midlands Operational Support Service
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