TWO controversial building plans for Mablethorpe will go before planners for a second time this Thursday, March 15.
Tesco’s application for a class A1 superstore in Station Road and Lindum’s £50million development including housing, a petrol station and a supermarket will be considered by East Lindsey District Council’s planning committee for a second time.
At December’s meeting councillors were ‘minded to approve’ Tesco’s plans, subject to a number of issues which the council say ‘have now been addressed’.
Concerns were raised over the store’s design, the war memorial and the town’s market
A draft section 106 application has also been made to replace the Station Road Sports Centre which would be demolished with a new facility in Stanley Avenue.
The Leader understands the Royal British Legion are now satisfied that Tesco will not move the war memorial, and have agreed to a later opening time on Remembrance Sundays.
The district council have also agreed to trial the town’s weekly market in a new location in the High Street from April 5.
The planning officer has recommended an ‘approval’ from planners for the store.
ELDC agreed to re-hear Lindum’s application to avoid ‘unnecessary legal action’ after originally refusing it in December.
It was rejected on grounds of flood risk, the out-of-town supermarket location and according to one councillor, the sheer amount of opposition on the day.
Since then a 1,400 name petition by a local action group has been handed into the district council in support of the plans.
If the planners are ‘minded to approve’ Lindum’s plans, it would go down to the Secretary of State to have the final say.
The planning officer has also recommended ‘approval’ of outline permission for the plans.
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