Activity at Mablethorpe sports centre site

Workmen at the site of the proposed new sports centre in Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe.
Workmen at the site of the proposed new sports centre in Stanley Avenue, Mablethorpe.

MYSTERY was in the air this week as workmen were spotted on the land at Stanley Avenue in Mablethorpe, the proposed site for a new sports centre as part of Tesco’s foodstore application.

East Lindsey District Council and Tesco themselves have confirmed that the workmen are carrying out ground investigations as part of the application, in order to gain a better estimation of costings and to establish any potential problems.

Tesco have applied to build the foodstore in Station Road, Mablethorpe on the site of the current leisure centre, promising to build a new sports facility in Stanley Avenue as part of the their proposal for the town.

The food giant say up to 150 jobs will be created by the food store and that the project will bring added trade into the resort’s town centre.

Louise Gosling, from Tesco, commented: “Ground investigations on the Stanley Avenue site have been taking place this week in preparation for an application to be submitted for the replacement leisure centre facilities.

“These site investigation works have been undertaken with the permission of ELDC as owners of this site and are a basic requirement of the site’s acquisition and obtaining planning permission.

“As part of the commercial arrangement between Tesco and the council, the replacement leisure centre will be completed and opened before the existing centre is closed.”

The Leader understands the district council will make the final decision on the food store at one of its next two planning committee meetings, which are due to take place on Thursday, October 13 and Thursday, November 17.

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