Proposals for a new Epworth supermarket and housing development to be revealed at the Imperial Hall
A consultation event will aim to get residents' views on a proposal to build a new supermarket and sheltered housing complex in Epworth.
Residents and businesses can attend a two-day event next month, to give their views on plans for the town.
The Telegraph understands a firm called Tillbridge Development is holding the events to gauge public feeling over possible plans for a supermarket and sheltered housing on land next to the Holmes and Gardens Centre, Belton Road, Epworth.
Tillbridge Development has booked out the town's Imperial Hall so it can consult with the public on March 19 between 6pm and 9pm and on March 20 between 10am and 5pm.
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Epworth town councillor Eddie Mardell said he was unsure about the development.
"Personally I can see the advantages and disadvantages" he said.
"It could kill off the High Street and on the other hand it could get more footfall in Epworth and create jobs as more than 200 people are already employed in the shops up and down Epworth."
Epworth has three existing supermarkets – The Co-operative, Londis and Day & Night.
But some residents would welcome another supermarket in town.
Epworth resident, Graham Wilson, who runs Wesley Guest House on Albion Hill, said: "I think Epworth needs another supermarket.
"I don't want to see shop keepers go out of business myself but at the end of the day, shops are too dear and they cannot compete with supermarket prices – you can get three bits of meat for £10m in some supermarkets, you cannot buy things at that price in shops in Epworth."
North Lincolnshire Council has not yet received any submitted plans concerning the development.
A spokesman for Tillbridge Development said: "When we are ready to release some information I will be in touch."
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