Louth store fights to carry on trading


TROTTER’S Traders are continuing their fight for the right to trade in Louth after re-submitting a new planning application to East Lindsey District Council.

The initial application which was lodged in 2009 was refused by the council due to regulations over the building’s out-of-town location.

The store in North Holme Road has been told to close in November due to enforcement issued by the council. Trotter’s have come back with an amended application with the hope it will halt its closure once and for all.

Circumstances for the business have now changed with Trotter’s expanding their premises and diversifying the range of stock.

It puts a fresh spin on their original application and partner of the business Dougie Wadham is hoping Trotter’s will get approval in order to continue trading.

He said: “Trotter’s has been successful for three years and we have worked hard putting together a fresh application and branched out into providing different products not sold in town.

“We’re not aiming to put shops in town out of business and we’re not a massive business chain. We are just local people providing a business that local people want.

“We have had such great public support and I would like to thank them for that.”

Simon Dennis, Architectual Consultant for KD Design and agent for the application, said: “This premises is the ideal location for Trotter’s to trade as there’s no location big enough for the business in the town.”

“If Trotter’s were to close in November as planned, it would see ten local people lose their jobs.

“We want to bring local jobs and people into the town, it would benefit everyone as a whole.”

East Lindsey District Council is unable to comment until the application has been decided.

l Is Trotter’s Traders beneficial for the town? Do you shop there? Should it stay open?

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