Former quarry to be brought back to life as 32-lodge holiday park
The former chalk quarry in Grasby, where plans are in place for a holiday site (Image: Chris Geograph)
By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 29 Mar 2019
A former quarry in northern Lincolnshire could be brought back to life as a tourist destination under plans to be discussed by councillors.
Stoneledge Holdings wants to build 32 holiday lodges, along with one for a warden, on the redundant chalk quarry off Brigg Road and Grasby Wold Lane in Grasby.
The plans also include a shop on site for basic supplies and the developer says the number of lodges makes the proposal economically viable.
In its planning application, Stoneledge Holdings says the development will "allow the whole quarry to be rejuvenated and soften back into the landscape while making it a long-term sustainable success which will generate a genuine tourism/visitor gem for the area."
The applicant has already re-worked its plans in a bid to protect the biodiversity of the area and protect wildlife.
Grasby is located around midway between Brigg and Caistor, on the A1084.
Plans for the 32-lodge holiday park at the former quarry in Grasby
The village sits on the Viking Way path, which runs from Barton-Upon-Humber to Oakham in Leicestershire and is a popular long-distance walking route.
In a report prepared for councillors on West Lindsey District Council ahead of a meeting next week, officers praised the venture.
They said: "Given the site's close relationship to Grasby and the proximity of the Viking Way, it is considered that it is likely to have a tourism, economic and community benefit along with enhancing the current condition and appearance of the site.
"Therefore it is considered that the site is an appropriate location for a holiday accommodation business and the development will provide overriding benefits to the local economy, community and environment."
The proposal was originally for 41 timber holiday lodges, plus a warden's lodge and a supply shed or shop, as well as associated landscaping.
Residents and councillors have expressed concerns over the project, relating to the safety of Grasby Wolds Road and the junction with the A1084.
But no objections were raised by Lincolnshire County Council to the plan.