A Lincolnshire taekwondo club wants to move into some industrial units as demand soars and it prepares to lose its current site. Plans to found the club in industrial units in Louth have been submitted to East Lindsey District Council.
This is just one of the requests submitted or decided by the council this week. Others have been decided, including the creation of a new fishing lake and five new glamping modules in a village. Below are East Lindsey’s top planning apps this week.
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Transform industrial units into a martial arts hall
Plans have been submitted to turn some industrial units in Louth into a martial arts gym, as a local club claims to have a waiting list of 30 new members. The taekwondo club run by the Black Belt Schools company is currently based at the rear of Tedder Hall, the headquarters of the East Lindsey District Council.
After the council announced it would be moving to Horncastle, the taekwondo club looked for places to base themselves. The club has been operating since 2011 and one of its managers says it is now at full capacity.
Paul Marshall, the club’s head instructor, said in a letter to the board: “We are proud of the development and support we have been able to offer our students over the past 11 years and are committed to continuing this journey. The future closure of Tedder Hall and associated facilities threatened this and we had to review our future and plan for an alternative home.
Plans would see Units 15 and 16 of the Fairfield Industrial Estate in Louth be used for the gym. The proposal will be considered by the board at a later date.
A new fishing lake is coming to town
A new commercial fishing lake will be built in a Lincolnshire town, despite comments from some neighbors that there are already too many in the area. Plans call for the construction of a small car park to accommodate 10 vehicles, as well as the excavation of land on Orby Road in Burgh Le Marsh to create a fishing lake.
The development application stated: “The nearest property is Homelands, which is 77 meters west of the site, but this property will be well screened by the additional landscaping. It is considered that this proposal will be acceptable in terms of planning and will easily assimilate into the character of the local rural landscape.”
The plans were approved, despite some objections from local neighbors who said there were already fishing lakes in the area and this new lake could take their business away.
Glamping pods in the village
East Lindsey District Council has backed plans to install five glamping pods at a village farm in the area. Proposals will see the pods located on a large plot south of Corner House in the village of Hogsthorpe.
The planning documents stated: “The proposal is to provide 5 high class glamping modules on the site which can take advantage of its natural surroundings and the existing local facilities in the immediate vicinity. This will contribute to the long term future of the show of existing tea.”