Screwfix bid to create jobs in Louth


Screwfix Direct have made an application to move into the Fairfield Industrial Estate in Louth, in the hope of creating new jobs in the town.

The application, if successful, would see three full time jobs and eight part time jobs created at Unit Three in Tattershall Way.

Original proposals to create seven full time and eleven part time jobs were downsized after the proposed store format was refined.

The company submitted a planning application in September to seek a “change of use and alterations to existing building”, in the hope of changing the use from Class D2 (Assembly and Leisure) to Class B8 (Storage or Distribution).

Screwfix Direct intends to supply materials to local builders, plumbers and electricians, and a supporting document with the company’s application states that the proposed store “will help minimise commercial vehicle journey miles and congestion by providing building products in an easily accessible location.”

The statement concludes: “Given the above, the proposals will provide benefits to the local economy whilst meeting sustainability objectives and will not be to the detriment of the environment or amenities in the area.”

Louth Town Council supports the application.