May 23, 2022 1.30 pm

Developer shops for final approval of Gainsborough Spar

Spar and two other shops would create 35 new jobs

Plans to build a new Spar foodstore and two further shops in Gainsborough have been submitted for final approval.

Gelder has applied to West Lindsey District Council for reserved matters approval for the food store and two retail units within the Keepmoat Homes’ Warren Wood development located off Foxby Lane.

According to the documents the plans will total 5,400sq ft of retail space along with the associated services, 22 car parking spaces and amenity space.

It said Gelder had agreed agreed terms with AF Blakemores to take the main retail unit and operate a Spar shop, while discussions were ongoing with potential occupiers for the other two units.

“The site is currently empty but has previously been outlined for retail development.

“The addition of a small retail centre will provide local people with shopping convenience as well as providing employment opportunities,” said the document.

The layout of the proposed site.

“The site is currently unused. Therefore there is no loss of employment associated with the development.

“The reverse is true in this case with significant employment opportunities to be realised.

“The proposed retail outlets will generate around 15 full and up to 20 part time positions.”

The application was originally approved in 2019.