Louth nightclub could be demolished to make way for housing

Resolution nightclub in Louth. EMN-151106-121257001
Resolution nightclub in Louth. EMN-151106-121257001

Outline planning application has been submitted which could see a popular Louth nightclub demolished to make way for new homes.

Resolution Nightclub, formerly known as Moomins, could make way for three new self-contained flats and four new terraced houses, according to the planning application which was submitted to ELDC earlier this month.

The application proposes that 4 two-bed homes, 1 one-bed flat and 2 two-bed flats would be built on the site.

Sean Lawson from D&W Property Investment Limited, which owns the building, submitted the application following discussions with the owner of the nightclub, Abi Binns.

They agreed that putting the housing application forward was the right thing to do.

Abi has been the sole owner of the nightclub, which is accessed via Queen Street, for over a year, but told the Leader that she has been struggling partly due to high business rates.

She said: “Business rates are too high, and if it wasn’t for that then we would probably still be okay.

“It’s costing us £900 each month, and it has been difficult for the business.”

Abi told the Leader that she had also encountered difficulties with a former business partner, and wishes to spend more time at home with 
her three children.

“The idea to demolish the nightclub and turn it into housing has been in the pipeline since the beginning of the year.

“It’s not definite at this stage, but it’s looking likely. If it all falls through for whatever reason then I’d probably be happy to stay on at the nightclub.”

Lincs Design Consultancy has been hired as the agent on behalf of D&W Property Investment Limited.

LDC’s Design and Access Statement concludes: “Innovative reconfiguration of the site allows for more accessible and practical accommodation with more light and amenity space, whilst preserving the tight and varied urban grain of the town.”

The report adds: “Being in the centre of town, the site is in a highly sustainable location with easy and safe access to a variety of local amenities and regional connections.”

• Resolution Nightclub is still open for business at the present time. Visit www.facebook.com/moomins1 for further details.