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Mixed-use redevelopment plans for Cleethorpes unveiled

Words: Laura Edgar
The central area of development for the Pleasure Islands site in Cleethorpes / YPG

Plans to redevelop a former leisure park into a mixed-use site in Cleethorpes have been revealed.

The £57.1 million proposal includes a 146-bed hotel, a conference centre and 250 lodges. It has been estimated that up to 369 jobs could be created. 

Two restaurants, two leisure units, a Lidl store, a petrol station with electric-charging facilities and a drive-thru coffee shop also feature in the plans for the 23.5-hectare site, which was the home of the Pleasure Island leisure park.

A consortium of developers, including Lidl and Liverpool-based developer YPG, is promoting the scheme. Planning consultancy Lichfields has been appointed to progress the plans for the site, as North East Lincolnshire Council is keen to bring the site, which has been closed since October 2016, back into use. It has been identified as part of a designated ‘resort area’ within the council’s adopted local plan,

“The proposals provide a positive response to the council’s aspirations to deliver all-weather facilities in this resort area of Cleethorpes,” said James Cox, associate director at Lichfields.

“In addition to enhancing the range of existing retail and leisure provisions accessible to local residents, it would also attract new visitor expenditure to Cleethorpes and generate new job opportunities.” 

Lichfields and the development team will launch a public consultation exercise and expect to submit a planning application in autumn 2020. 

The consultation can be found here.

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