Called-in s.73 and Extending the Season applications

Our Extending the Season initiative has resulted in a number of 's.73' and other planning applications being submitted to us; these applications have attracted concern from a number of quarters.

This webpage is concerned with the three planning applications that have been 'called-in' by the Secretary of State for his own determination and an Inspector, Mr I Jenkins BSC CENG MICE MCIWEM, has been appointed by the Minister to conduct a virtual Inquiry and then make recommendations to the Minister.

The Inquiry opened on Tuesday 4 May 2021. The Draft Inquiry Programme is available in the Correspondence from PINS document box below as Document DI6 and it will re-open on Thursday 6 May at 9.30am.

The three applications which will be referred to as Application A, B and C by the Inspector are:

Application A - 587/20: Section 73 application in relation to condition no. 2 (holiday season) previously imposed on planning permission ref. no. N/084/00176/13 for 'change of use of land to create 18no. static caravan pitches and erection of 1no. amenity block and associated works'. Hill View Caravan Park, Skegness Road, Hogsthorpe PE24 5NR

Application B - 906/20: Planning application change of use of existing 15 no. touring caravan pitches to 11 no. static caravans at existing holiday park. Willow Tree Farm, Brickyard Lane, Sutton on Sea LN12 2RN

Application C - 770/20: Section 73 application in relation to Condition No. 18 (Occupancy Condition) as imposed on planning permission Ref. No. S/153/268/12 for the 'Extension to existing water and leisure park to provide 189no. additional static caravans, excavation of a fishing lake, erection of an indoor leisure centre, reception building, entrance wall with gates to a maximum height of 2.5m, provision of football/tennis court with cover, an outside playing field, butterfly garden/nature trail and construction of access roads, 2no. pedestrian footbridges, associated parking, play area and landscaping'. Skegness Water Leisure Park, Walls Lane, Ingoldmells, PE25 1JF

The Inquiry Library in the boxes below sets out all the documents in relation to this Inquiry. They are grouped into categories and include, for example, Core Documents (CDs), Application documents, Secretary of State call-in correspondence, PINS documents, Statements of Case and Proofs of Evidence. Where composite documents have been submitted which address all three applications in one, they are for convenience available in each of the three application boxes (A, B & C) retaining the same, single reference number(s).  

For further advice or for updates on the Inquiry process or procedure, please contact:

Paul Edwards: or telephone 01507 613158, or 

Claire Mansey: or telephone 01507 613150.