Plans for a food store in Sutton on Sea are resurrected

The current Trusthorpe Road site, soon to be home to a new food store?
The current Trusthorpe Road site, soon to be home to a new food store?

PLANS for a food store in Sutton on Sea have been brought back to life, five years after originally being given planning permission for the build.

Midlands-based property developers Glade Garland have submitted a renewed planning application to the East Lindsey District Council to build a 325 square metre Spar shop with a car park on the site of the former Beach Hotel in Trusthorpe Road. The site is currently a privately owned pay and display car park.

Permission was initially granted for the store in January 2006 after being applied for in August 2005, despite being met by opposition at a Town Council General Purposes Committee meeting, with then-Town Clerk Tony Cumberworth calling for a public meeting. It was claimed the architecture would be ‘out of keeping’ with the local area. The permission will expire later this year, thus requiring the new application.

The new store could be open for as much as 15 hours her day, with the plans proposing 7am-10pm trading hours and deliveries being taken between 7am and 7pm to reduce disruption.

The application, which was submitted on June 29, will now go to a consultation period and a decision could be made within the next eight weeks.

A town council statement said: “The original application was granted permission subject to conditions, one of which is the standard time limit condition, which is due to expire. The applicant is now applying to extend that condition. The full details are in the applicant’s Design & Access Statement supporting the application and that will be available in full on the ELDC web site - application N/110/01192/11.”

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