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.

A general development order 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.

The company’s chief executive Ali Kuzzam said: “Cleethorpes is the ideal 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.”