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Louth McDonald’s and coffee shop plans approved

Louth Town Council asked for money towards sports provision – but were turned down

Planning officers at East Lindsey District Council have approved plans for a new McDonald’s restaurant and coffee shop in Louth.

EG Group wants to build the new premises on land to the rear of the Shell Petrol Filling Station on Bolingbroke Road.

It confirmed the fast-food chain as one of the operators in documentation before the authority in September.

Although the operator of the coffee shop is unconfirmed, EG Group has been known to partner with Starbucks previously.

Approving the plans, officers said: “The proposed drive-through units would be acceptable on this site in principle and their design, layout and landscaping would be appropriate for a site within the industrial estate.

“The highway and drainage disposal arrangements would be safe and acceptable subject to the imposition of conditions.”

The site plan for the new development, including a McDonalds.

The plans were supported by Louth Town Council, but they urged for “substantial S106 agreement towards local sports provision – in particular regards paying towards footballing facilities lost at Park Avenue.”

Officers, however, rejected the request saying there were not enough reasons for it and that it would not comply with policy tests.

Concerns were raised by local residents and businesses including the impact on cyclists and pedestrians, litter, the increase in Lincoln Way being used as an overnight “truckstop” and the environmental impact.

The applicants said the move would create around 85 full and part-time jobs.

They would include 73 car parking spaces.

A series of applications for signage and displays will be determined at a later stage.

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