Lincolnshire

Bid for Mablethorpe beach project cash fails

A Lincolnshire council has said it will look for new backers for a £1m coastal project after a funding bid failed.

In April, East Lindsey District Council applied for cash from Natural England for its Wild Coast Gateway scheme in Mablethorpe.

This included wooden walkways, a natural playground and an amphitheatre to improve amenities on the beach.

Officials said they were disappointed but would still seek to take the idea forward.

Portfolio holder for Coastal Regeneration councillor Dick Edginton said: "Eco-tourism is becoming very popular and we are working with partners to share ideas to broaden our visitor offer.

"The development of our green tourism offer will attract more visitors outside the main holiday season, which will support the local economy for the benefit of local people."

He added Natural England's Access to Nature funding programme had been highly competitive.

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