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Meeting to discuss future of Skegness Pier Field

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.

Contentious land listed as community asset by council

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 land has been listed as an "asset of community value"

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.


Council blocks controversial Skegness hotel development

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.

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