Coastal path could boost Lincolnshire visitors

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Lincolnshire’s coast could see an increase in visitors once plans to give them better access to the seafront are complete.

Plans for the English Coastal Path have received a boost after Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg announced extra funding would be given to the project.

This means, the path – which would run along the entire English coast – will be completed by 2020, 10 years sooner than originally planned.

Currently, Lincolnshire County Council’s countryside access team is planning for the project so the route will be the best possible for residents, land-owners and visitors.

Next, Natural England’s coastal access team will start reviewing the route through Lincolnshire, working closely with the county council to ensure the route is the most appropriate for everyone.

And improved access could mean more tourism for Lincolnshire’s coast – a development welcomed by the county council.

“The coastal path will make it easier for visitors to enjoy recreation like walking, picnicking and bird-watching on our seafronts,” said Coun Colin Davie, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council.

“This announcement that the project will be finished sooner is fantastic news for our coastal towns, their local businesses and communities.”