New Co-op store approved for Crowle
A new Co-op convenience foodstore can now be built in Crowle, although almost 350 people signing a petition against the development being given the green light.
North Lincolnshire Council planning committee, meeting in Scunthorpe Civic Centre, granted permission to LCS Property Ltd for land north of Johnsons Lane, near the Market Place.
The council categorised the application as being of significant public interest.
The petitioners expressed concerns about road safety, parking and likely harm to the viability of existing retail outlets in Crowle.
The council imposed a planning condition relating to provision of a customer car park for the Co-op store.
It has also restricted the hours when deliveries can take place at the store.
Councillor Trevor Barker (Crowle) suggested to the committee that there was a "50-50 split" in the town over the proposal.
He said some people were concerned about the future viability of the Post Office if this went ahead.
In addition to the petition against the Co-op facility, the council also received one letter of support which suggested the new store would improve footfall in the Market Place and help existing businesses.
The sales area of the store will be almost 270 sq m and it will have eight parking spaces.
WESTWOODSIDE: A 'change of use' application relating to the keeping of 30 dogs at The Willows, Nethergate, was deferred by the committee and a decision will be made at a future meeting.