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Exemplar Holiday Accommodation

In May 2018 we commissioned a feasibility study to look at the creation of exemplar holiday accommodation in Skegness.

The project was previously identified in our Economic Action Plan, which identifies projects that will contribute to increased economic growth and prosperity throughout the District.

Cllr Kirk - Eco Nest

The exemplar holiday accommodation, if progressed, would be in the form of up to 6 'eco chalets' at a disused pitch and putt site on the Skegness southern foreshore. The intention is that the chalets will provide year round accommodation for short-term lets with a focus on using renewable forms of energy.

The study will provide us with an initial idea on design and costing for both projects, and any constraints we may face.

Portfolio Holder for the Coastal Economy, Councillor Steve Kirk, said: "The exemplar chalet project could bring huge benefits for the economy of the coast. If we can prove that year round accommodation in a flood risk zone is achievable in a way that robustly mitigates against flood risk, we can potentially provide a template that other businesses can learn from and adapt. This could allow us to extend the visitor season and create those much needed year round employment opportunities."