Holiday chalets on stilts are being considered as part of an ambitious plan to strengthen the economy of the Lincolnshire coastline.
The council, together with the Environment Agency, is to investigate measures to reduce the flood risk to Skegness holiday parks. The use of rock groynes could allow for a marina creation as well as an all-year occupancy in caravans and holiday homes.
An expansive mariner, improvements in flood defences and the creation of year-round accommodation have also been mooted by East Lindsey District Council. The plan details the aspirations of the Council and some are already underway. Some, however, require feasibility studies.
There are a lot of coastal businesses that are in decline and the statistics show that Skegness is an area of increasing deprivation, concluding that there is something wrong. It is though that, a huge rock groyne will protect the beaches and create an opportunity that could including the building of a marina. Hopefully, this plan will secure East Lindsey for future generation and keep it safe from the sea.
There is a current flood risk, which makes it hard to attract investment. Businesses are crying out for skilled employees but cannot get them. Many investors are looking to bring their ideas to the area and the action plan for the chalets on stilts identify a range of other projects including a new business park for Skegness and the assessment of exemplar coastal holiday accommodation.