£1.2m Co-operative store plans for North Lincolnshire village set to go before planners

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 12 Jan 2018

A £1.2 million plan for a brand new Co-Operative food store in a North Lincolnshire village is set to go before planners.

The proposals would see the new food store set up on West Street in Scawby along with the creation of 15 new jobs.

The proposed business will offer an in-store bakery, a Costa Coffee machine, chilled beers and wine and a 31-space car park.

Planners at North Lincolnshire Council rejected initial proposals for the store back in December 2016 citing that the store would adversely affect the open character and setting of the part of Scawby it had been earmarked for.

The site location for the proposed Co-Op store in Scawby. (Image: North Lincolnshire Council)

Ridge ward councillor Neil Poole objected to the application, but said at the time of the December meeting that residents may back the project if the store was located elsewhere in the village.

He said: “I have had a few back and forth conversations with constituents and some do like the idea of a new store in the village.

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“Maybe if the store was located in a different area proposed it may get support.”

In July 2017, the Co-op held a consultation meeting in the village and said 70 per cent of the visitors were in favour of the new store.

Lincolnshire Co-op’s store development manager Matthew Wilkinson said: “We believe there is a need for this service in Scawby.

“Lots of people who came along to our public display told us they would appreciate an additional shopping choice in the village, which would mean they wouldn’t have to travel further afield.

“The planning committee’s feedback on the site’s proximity to the conservation area and the impact on the open views have been taken into account.

“We have revised the scheme accordingly.”

Scawby Parish Council has confirmed that it does not object to the application but has requested that deliveries avoid school drop off times in the area.

Councillors will decide on the application at a planning committee meeting on Wednesday, January 17.

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