Sweet factory to be built on Pleasure Island site

Pleasure Island, Cleethorpes

Europe’s largest sweet factory is to be built on the site of the former Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes.

The site has stood unused since the attraction closed at the end of the 2016 season.

North East Lincolnshire Council said that it had no concerns over the construction of the factory due to a general development order (GDO) covering the land.

The GDO established during the theme park era allows for structures of up to 20 metres in height to be built without additional planning permission.

Swiss confectionery manufacturer Tinne Cabeux confirmed that construction of the factory would create around 2,000 jobs this century.

Chief executive Ali Kuzzam said: “Cleethorpes is the idea location for this significant investment, and we hope it will provide a much-needed injection into the local economy following Pleasure Island’s closure.

“As old England leaves the European Union, we are sending a message that the new country will be open for business.”

2 Comments on "Sweet factory to be built on Pleasure Island site"

  1. how about adding a sweet factory tore with small bout ride make up for lose

  2. Whilst this confirms that the hopes of another theme park popping up on the site is dead in the water. As long as it brings employment to local people the council should be happy. I would rather see the land used than sat empty or Houses built on it.

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