Plans for Sutton on Sea Colonnade redevelopment to be unveiled at community drop-in

February 3, 2020

The community in Sutton on Sea are being invited to a drop in event where plans for a major redevelopment of Sutton on Sea colonnade and the surrounding gardens will be unveiled.

The event, organised by ourselves in partnership with Community Lincs, follows on from the two consultation sessions that took place in 2019.  Residents, businesses and local groups will be able to view the plans and see how the community has helped shape the vision for the future of the Colonnade.

The feedback session will be facilitated by Community Lincs, with both our Officers and architects from CPMG also on hand to talk through the plans and how the updated Colonnade will enhance the surrounding area, including the Pleasure Gardens and the nearby paddling pool.

The event on February 12 is being hosted by the Bacchus Hotel and will be split into two sessions. The morning will be a dedicated business breakfast (8:30am-9:30am), allowing local businesses to see the plans and gain an understanding of how the redevelopment will benefit the local economy.  The remainder of the day (10am-6:30pm) will then be given over to a general community drop-in, where everyone is welcome to see the plans and share their views on the future of one of the area's most valued, historical assets.

Following the event, the new designs will be shared via the our website. Those unable to attend the feedback event and other interested parties will then be able to share their views until February 29.

The feedback gathered will enable us and CPMG to finalise the design for the future of the area, this will then be the basis of any external funding bids required to help deliver the vision for the Colonnade and surrounding areas.

Councillor Steve Kirk, Portfolio Holder for Coastal Economy, said: "I'm pleased that we're able to share these exciting plans for the Colonnade with the community in Sutton on Sea. We had some very useful feedback at our consultation sessions last year and all those comments have helped us and the architects to shape these plans. I'd like to encourage anyone with an interest in the future of the Colonnade area to come along to our community feedback event on the February 12 to share their views on the plans and help us to finalise the vision for this hugely important part of Sutton on Sea."

Mayor of Mablethorpe and Sutton on Sea, Councillor Carl Tebbutt, added: "I am really pleased with the progress that East Lindsey District Council have made with the plans for the redevelopment of the Colonnade area of the Sutton on Sea promenade. After receipt of initial negativity following the announcement that the ageing structure was beyond repair, things really seem to be moving on apace and I encourage all local residents to attend the drop in session at The Bacchus Hotel where they will have the opportunity to see and comment upon the progress made thus far. The Town Council welcomes the development and investment into the parish and the opportunities the scheme may bring."