Council backs plans for new park lodges

Woodhall Spa Country Park - new lodges could be introduced to enhance the award-winning facilities
Woodhall Spa Country Park - new lodges could be introduced to enhance the award-winning facilities

Woodhall Spa Parish Council is backing plans for 12 new lodges at a holiday park after describing the venue as an “asset for the village”.

Owners of the Woodhall Country Park - based in Stixwould Road - have applied to East Lindsey District Council for permission to erect 12 mobile timber lodges.

Representatives from the park were at a meeting of the Parish Council last week.

They said the idea of the lodges was included in a planning application last year to increase accommodation for caravans.

The increase was approved but the idea for the lodges was put on hold after residents and planning officers had raised concerns about the visual impact of the new structures.

The owners said they had now planted thousands of trees to screen the lodges from Monument Road.

A spokesman told the meeting the lodges were a key part of on-going plans to improve award-winning facilities.

He added: “When we submitted the initial application, there were concerns that the lodges would be too visible.

“We took the decision to install further landscaping and additional screening.”

The spokesman stressed revenue from the new lodges would be ploughed back into the park which is recognised as one of the premier facilities in the Midlands.

Several councillors had visited the proposed site.

Coun Graham Keegan described the lodges as “very impressive”, while Coun Shirley Williams added: “I think we should support this. It (the park) is an asset for the village.”