Residents vow to fight North Denes development
- Credit: Archant
It is an iconic piece of open space along the Lowestoft coastline enjoyed by residents and tourists for recreational activities and community events.
But after a holiday park company fenced off part of the historic North Denes with signs saying 'new developments coming soon', these residents have decided to put up a fight.
Tingdene already has a static caravan park at North Denes but was leased two further areas adjacent to the site by Waveney District Council based on the success of the park and the boost it has brought to the area's economy. But residents say the open space is an 'important and integral part' of the town's 'long and fascinating history' and that the areas should not have been leased.
But Waveney District Council leader Colin Law said government cutbacks means the authority 'must explore all opportunities to raise much-needed funds' - and said: 'The site has provided a new tourism offering to the previously neglected north end of the town.
'It's popularity has, among other things, also helped bring much-needed revenue to local businesses.'
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Tingdene would also have to seek planning permission to expand - as yet it has not done so.
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