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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.

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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.

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