A public meeting will be held tonight to discuss the future of Skegness' Pier Field site. Ideas include building an amphitheatre stage, dubbed ‘The Shell’. The council designated the area an 'Asset of Community Value' after residents opposed plans to sell it for a hotel development. The meeting will be at the resort's Grosvenor House Hotel.
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A piece of land that has been at the centre of a debate on Skegness seafront has now been listed as an asset of community value by East Lindsey District Council.
The council has also put Pier Field on to the open market meaning campaigners now have six weeks to express their interest in acquiring it.
They would then have six months to submit a bid to purchase the site.
Developers who wanted to build a Major hotel chain on the land would also be able to bid though as part of the process.
Controversial plans to build a hotel on Skegness seafront have tonight been blocked by East Lindsey Council.
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Developers wanted to buy the Pier Field site to build an 80-bedroom Premier Inn and fast food restaurant.
But campaigners wanted it to be registered as a so-called "community asset".
This evening the council decided not to sell the site to KCS Developments, but have instead opened it up for sale to other groups.
They now have six months to put in bids before the council reconsiders its decision.
Five men have been charged with aggravated burglary after an incident which left two men injured - one is critically ill.
Police were called to an address on South Parade in Skegness on Saturday. The five arrested - all from West Yorkshire - were stopped later on the A16 near Burwell.
They will appear at Lincoln Magistrates today.
Detectives are continuting to question five men who have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder .
Police were called to an address on South Parade in Skegness on Saturday where they found two injured men.
They were taken to hospital where one is a critical condition. The five men were arrested later on the A16 near Burwell.
The future of a piece of land at the centre of a planning battle in Skegness should be decided at a meeting tonight.
Developers want to build an 80-bedroom hotel and fast food restaurant on Pier Field. Campaigners want it to be registered as a 'community asset'.
Five men in Skegness have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder.
Police were called to an address on South Parade in the town at around 4:30pm on Saturday where they found two injured men, aged 18 and 23.
Both were taken to hospital where one was later discharged, but the other is in a critical condition.
The five men were arrested after a silver Ford Focus, believed to have been connected with the attempted murder was stopped on the A16 at Ulceby Cross.
The Senior Investigating Officer DCI David Rimmer said:
This was a brutal attack for which the motives are currently unclear. Although we have arrested suspects I am appealing for anyone who may have witnessed anything that may be connected to this incident either on South Parade, Skegness or on the A16 yesterday in the late afternoon.
Campaigners who are fighting plans for a hotel development on Skegness seafront have now come up with an idea for a concert -style venue on the land.
A decision over whether to sell Pier Field to KCS Developments is expected to be made by East Lindsey District Council on Monday.
But campaigners say if they are successful in securing Pier Field for community use, they could then seek permission to build a venue called 'The Shell' on the land instead.
The drawings give an insight into what the stage could look like.