Once supermarket giant Tesco is built in Mablethorpe - legal agreement is in place that provides £850,000 for works to improve town centre

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Once Tesco has been built opened in Mablethorpe, there is a legal agreement in place which ringfences almost £850,000 for works to improve the town centre.

Prior to the ELDC debate, resident Keith Pinion expressed concerns for the adequacy of surface water drainage and potential danger to school children from rain-filled dykes.

He warned: “Children and water don’t mix. This could be a disaster waiting to happen.”

Following the meeting, agent for the scheme Robert Doughty said he hoped work would start this year, but couldn’t guarantee it would be during summer.

Some councillors were concerned about disruption during construction and committee chairman, Coun Neil Copper expressed ‘disappointment’ that not all the information was put before the committee.

This struck a chord with Couns Jim Swanson and Hazel Newcombe, who called unsuccessfully for the application to be deferred for further information to be provided. However senior planner Chris Panton reassured the committee that transparency was paramount and all documents connected with the application had been posted on the council’s website.