Ambitious South Killingholme retail development rejected by parish councillors

By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 8 May 2017

Parish councillors are against to an application to construct a three-storey retail and flat complex in South Killingholme.

The applicant, Mr T K Wong, of Stallingborough Road, Immingham, had submitted plans at the beginning of April to demolish an existing Post Office House & Stores, on Town Street, South Killingholme, and construct two new buildings.

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This would comprise of two retail outlets and one flat on the ground floor and two duplex and one flat on the first floor. The application also included associated landscaping and bin/bike stores.

Parish councillors met to discuss the application as part of the monthly agenda, at the community centre.

Plans by Hodson Architects.

Councillor Anita Morbin said: "I object to the three-storey building. He doesn't appear to have made adequate provision for car parking for people stopping to use the retail provision."

She also queried the hours of operation with concerns that neighbouring properties may have children and people visiting the retail side early in the morning or late at night might disturb them.

Chairman Guy Foxcroft also felt unclear over what the retail element consisted of and Councillor Sue Collins agreed that the provision for car parking was "inadequate" and that the "three storey was not in keeping with the rest of the village."

Councillors voted unanimously to object to the proposals, which will now go forward for consideration by North Lincolnshire Council.

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