May 30, 2022 6.15 pm This story is over 24 months old

B&M set to get go ahead in Mablethorpe

However one resident says it will ‘tower’ over their house

Mablethorpe is likely to get a new B&M store.

The budget retailer is hoping to build a 14,000 square foot building next to the new Tesco store on Peter Chambers Way.

Plans from the Lindum Group have been recommended for approval at next week’s East Lindsey District Council planning meeting.

The town council has backed the application, although some residents are unsure about it.

“The recent erection of the Tesco store, although it was very welcome, has increased the volume of traffic. Now there is a plan to erect yet another store which is going to bring more traffic into the area,” one local resident wrote.

“When I bought this house, I believed this area to be residential. Now, it looks like this is going to be an industrial site.”

Another resident whose back-garden faces the proposed site says the building would “cut out the sunlight to our garden and house. This development will darken our home.”

They added: “When we first bought this home, we were aware that a building would be at the back of us, but it was proposed to be a pub which was acceptable.

The site proposed for the new B&M off Tuplin Road, Mablethorpe. | Photo: Lindum Group

“This change of development is the total opposite and will tower over our home.”

Access will be created near the roundabout which links Peter Chambers Way and Tuplin Road.

The application says: “The application proposals will represent the continuation of development of the area around Golf Road in Mablethorpe. The proposed scheme will see further modern development in a highly sustainable area of the town, adding to the recent delivery of affordable and market housing in the area alongside the ongoing construction of the permitted Tesco store neighbouring the application site.

“The layout and design of the scheme has been formulated with the function of a retail unit in mind and will result in a modern, high quality building.”

Councillors will decide on the plans at the committee meeting on Thursday, June 9.