FEARS are mounting that a rural village could be home to the next big family holiday resort.
Wold View Fisheries in Claxby wants to get ten log cabins for self-catering holidaymakers, but people living in the village think it would be “out of keeping” with the rural location.
The planning application submitted to West Lindsey District Council says the site would be “a true holiday resort” and has left residents worried there will eventually be far more than just ten log cabins.
Janet Stennett, whose property overlooks the site, said: “The principal objection is that Claxby is a rural location and the proposal is to make it a holiday resort.
“Such a holiday resort is out of keeping with the nature of the area and the area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s an area that people visit to walk and enjoy the countryside.
“We’re anxious to protect the rural nature of the area from noise and light pollution – Claxby is one of the few areas in England where there’s no light pollution.”
The Rasen Mail understands Claxby Parish Council called a special meeting on Monday evening to gather residents views before submitting its views to WLDC.
Three Sisters Vineyard owner Jennifer Lofthouse said: “The general feeling is that the site will start with ten log cabins but will then be developed further into a much bigger resort with noisy entertainment.”
Mrs Lofthouse is also worried about the access road being too narrow and views from the Viking Way being damaged.
Grange Farm owner Trevor Lyle said: “The area just isn’t suitable for a holiday complex.”
Wold View Fisheries was unavailable for comment at the time of going to press but a statement in its planning application said: “These proposals seek to expand the enterprise by offering self-catering accommodation primarily for the fishermen and their families to meet clientele demand, but also made available for the wider tourism market for those who enjoy relaxing holidays in more rural locations.”
The application will be determined by West Lindsey District Council later this year.