Plans for a new Aldi supermarket, drive-thru coffee shop and two retail centres at Lincoln’s Moorland Centre are to be approved.

City of Lincoln Council’s planning committee will be asked to give Lincolnshire Co-op’s plans the go ahead next Wednesday.

The move would see the former Downtown building off Tritton Road demolished to make way for the development.

A report before the committee said “the layout, scale and design of the development is acceptable, complementing the architectural style of the local surroundings.

“It is not considered that the amenities of neighbouring residential properties or neighbouring uses would be unduly harmed by the proposal.”

The Aldi supermarket would be at the back of the site, near the current M&S Food Hall and would front onto a new 193-space car park, which would bring the number of spaces at the retail park to over 360.

Designs for the new Aldi at the Moorland Centre.

A new entrance to the Aldi car park would be created off Moorland Way.

The drive-thru coffee shop is planned for the front of the site, close to The Elite Fish & Chip Shop.

Two retail units, which would be next to the Aldi supermarket, would be built in a second phase.

Work is hoped to begin in early 2021.

A 20-year-old man has been charged after police searched his Lincoln home and found various drugs, including cocaine, MDMA, amphetamines and ketamine.

Officers completed a search under the Misuse of Drugs Act on Newark Road on the evening of Friday, January 15.

The property raided was the address of Henry Lamyman, 20, and he has been subsequently charged with possession of drugs with intent to supply.

He has been charged with six separate drug supply offences, after officers found cocaine, MDMA, cannabis, amphetamine, ketamine and psychoactive substances, namely LSD, at his home.

Police found approximately a kilogram of cocaine, over a kilogram of ketamine, more than 1,000 pills, 800g of cannabis and 270g of amphetamines.

He has also been charged with an offence relating to criminal property, and appeared before Lincoln Magistrates Court on Monday, January 18.

He will now face a trial by jury at Lincoln Crown Court on February 15, and has been bailed until then.

Officers are appealing to find a 28-year-old woman from Grimsby who is wanted by police.

Lucy Silvester, 28, is wanted in relation to an assault and theft in the Grimsby area, but police have so far been unable to track her down.

Officers would like to speak to her and are asking the community to help find Lucy.

If you have seen her or know where she is, contact officers on 101 and quote reference 16/106135/20.

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