Town Council concerns over Lindum’s plans for Mablethorpe

Members of the public who turnoued out for the town council planning committee meeting on Monday evening.
Members of the public who turnoued out for the town council planning committee meeting on Monday evening.

PLANNING committee members rejected amendments to Lindum’s redevelopment plans for Mablethorpe at last Monday’s Mablethorpe Town Council meeting.

Despite the Environment Agency and Lindsey Marsh Drainage Board both removing their objections, subject to conditions, town councillors were still not satisfied with the amendments.

Golf Road, Mablethorpe.

Golf Road, Mablethorpe.

They were concerned about potential flood risk to surrounding properties as well as protected species around the site.

Around 20 members of the public were present to see the town council deliver their long-awaited verdict before the meeting closed at 9.15pm.

LB Mablethorpe, part of the Lincoln-based Lindum Group, have applied to build a 3,252 square metre supermarket (A1), 180 houses, 50 care apartments, a filling station and public house on land to the east of Golf Road.

Lindum say that the plans would regenerate Mablethorpe and kick-start hundreds of new jobs for the area including apprentice and trainee schemes.

But many local residents have made their voices heard over their concerns for the proposals, raising issues over flooding as well as the out of town location of the new food store.

The application will now go before East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee who will consider the town council’s comments and decide on the outline plans.

Lindum were unavailable for comment on Tuesday.

Should the district council approve the application? Email your views to sam.kinnaird@jpress.co.uk.