Monday will be a day that residents in Mablethorpe will remember as work was officially started on the Lindum Golf Road project.
After a long and painstaking planning process with many residents unsure if the work would even start, the project is finally about to become reality as the first contractors moved in.
The plans include 180 new homes, a Tesco supermarket, a petrol station, pub and restaurant, and elderly care apartments.
Paul McSorley, director of the Lincoln-based company confirmed to the Leader that initial works on the site had taken place in recent days.
He explained: “Work officially began on our Golf Road project on Monday.
“The previous week we spent time getting the site established and we are now importing the necessary materials to begin the groundwork for the first phase of this project.”
Chairman of Lindum Developments, David Chambers, said that ‘a considerable amount of movement will be seen on Golf Road during the next couple of months’.
He revealed it will take an estimated two years to complete the housing, with Tesco beginning its building works this time next year when around 85 of the homes will be completed.
Now that Tesco has moved its plans to build in Golf Road, the store will be 10 per cent bigger than it would have been if it was built in Station Road, as was first planned, offering a wider stock range for residents in the town.
Mr Chambers also revealed that the company is looking at an approximate ‘four year time scale for the project to be fully completed.’
To gauge feedback and interaction from residents and local councillors, Lindum held its first liaison meeting recently.
Mr McSorley said: “Our first liaison meeting was well attended and very positive with many local residents, town councillors and district councillors in attendance.
“We aim to hold these meetings frequently and we intend to do a letter drop to residents living adjacent to the site, inviting them along to our next meeting.
“I can also confirm that we have employed a local liaison manager who will oversee the running of the site as well as be on call to residents should they have any issues or emergencies concerning the site.”