Marina and holiday park set to bring more jobs to North Lincolnshire

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jul 2017

Work is fast taking shape on creating North Lincolnshire’s latest tourism attraction the Brigg Marina and holiday park, after more than 20 years in the planning stage.

Holiday industry experts are forecasting the £4.5 million project alongside the River Ancholme will give the local economy a major boost.

They predict the 11-acre site on Mill Lane will bring upwards of 7,500 visitors a year to Brigg.

Currently the marina boasts 26 fully-service berths, but the developers are planning a capacity of between 54 and 84 moorings depending on the sizes of the vessels.

Last year planning approval was granted to build 27 holiday lodges on the site and the work is on-going.

Project consultant Peter Edgar said the marina was already operational and the first of the lodges, offering either three or five-bedroom accommodation, would be completed in the near future.

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Now the developers are seeking the go-ahead to add a restaurant and club house to the complex.

Planners at North Lincolnshire Council have been told: “There is clearly the potential for a significant number of people to be using the accommodation on the site at any time, therefore there is a need to provide facilities on site in order to meet their needs in a sustainable manner “.

Mr Edgar said if given the go-ahead the restaurant and club-house would create 10 full-time jobs.

But the number was likely to be higher during peak season and would be in addition to the jobs associated with the marina and the lodges.

The site would also offer parking for 20 cars.

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