Boost for bird watchers at Alkborough is winging its way through planning process
Twitchers could be making for Alkborough Flatts in increasing numbers.
A planning application for a bird-watching hide has been proposed by North Lincolnshire Council environmental staff.
The proposed structure will be in a grassland area at the site and stand 5m off the ground.
River defences next to the Humber were breached six years ago, since when a range of new habitats have developed.
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The site is described as "a haven for wildlife and an area ideal for bird watching."
It is starting to attract visitors from a wide area, and the new hide is aimed at offering a further facility.
The elevation will enable visitors to enjoy fantastic views across the site and get close-up to the wildlife.
The hide will also provide wonderful views of the Humber estuary, Whitton Sands and the confluence of the Ouse and Trent "enhancing visitors' apppreciation of the local landscape."
North Lincolnshire Council has yet to grant permission.
Comments on the application are welcome up to September 19, with a decision expected late next month.