Sainsbury’s Local store bid for Louth is ‘withdrawn’

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THE application to build a Sainsbury’s Local store in Louth won’t be heard by planners this week.

The application for Newmarket had been put on the agenda for the East Lindsey District Council planning meeting but has been withdrawn.

This is ‘to allow the applicants to provide further details and clarity relating to highway and retail matters following concerns raised by consultees’ and may now be heard in June.

Officers recommend permission be given for the plans on land next to Watts Lane which include two other retail units, four houses, a pair of semi-detached houses and a detached house and there have been some objections.

One said: “On behalf of the Pleasant Residents Association, I wish to express our objections to this amended proposal. Newmarket is a busy and fast moving road, we should be reducing potential hazards not increasing them.

“The area is already served well by three smaller stores, this proposal will not enhance the amenity of the area but it will make life a lot more difficult for residents and create significant safety hazards for road users. Please reject this application.”

Another said: “There is absolutely NO NEED for a convenience store in this location.”