North East Lincolnshire Council has completed the sale of the much-loved Humberston Fitties chalet park to one of the country’s largest park owners and operators.
The deal was completed on Wednesday 4 October, and Tingdene, the new owners, are now responsible for the site and landlord to the chalet owners.
Tingdene was revealed at the end of March as the preferred bidder for the Humberston Fitties and Humber Mouth Yacht Club and have been in talks with the Council since then to agree terms for a 125 year lease.
Paul Spriggins, director of Tingdene said:
“We are delighted that the leasehold purchase of Humberston Fitties has completed. Our focus will shortly switch to that of consultation with all tenants as we take steps towards our sustainable growth proposals for the park. We would like to reassure all tenants that there is no hidden agenda, the assurances we have provided have been done so to ensure transparency from day one.
“We also have a new landlord in NELC, we fully understand the responsibility that has been placed upon us by our landlord and believe that our credentials place us in a position to ensure we meet their expectations and those of whom we have become landlord to ”
Cllr Matthew Patrick, portfolio holder for Finance, Community Assets, Governance and Tourism, North East Lincolnshire Council, added:
“Tingdene have impressed me with their commitment and vision to working with tenants to make the most of the site and its future.
“Securing investment from such a high profile company is one example of how we’re working to strengthen the local economy for the benefit of everyone in the borough.
“In terms of the site’s character, the Humberston Fitties Chalet Park has been a conservation area since 1996. This means there are strict rules over development to help preserve its unique character for everyone’s benefit.
“I believe this represents the best deal for the Council and the people of North East Lincolnshire and I look forward to seeing the Fitties flourish under its new owners.”