Tuesday, March 07, 2017


Tomorrow (Wednesday, March 8) we can expect a decision on plans by Lidl to extend car parking at its Brigg store.
Elected councillors serving on North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee will be making a visit to the proposed development site near Atherton Way, having deferred the application last month.
A decison will now be made tomorrow when the committee meets at Scunthorpe Civic Centre, from 2pm.
Lidl is seeking  permission for an extension to the existing store car park and erection of a trolley bay, along with relocation and enhancement of a footway and associated landscaping, including additional lighting.
A report by council officers, who are recommending the granting of permission,  says: "The application site comprises that part of the existing Lidl car park and green space between the car park and the river Ancholme, which is designated as an Area of Amenity Importance under policy LC11 of the North Lincolnshire Local Plan, which hosts a riverside footpath and cycleway."
The planning committee is chaired by Coun Nigel Sherwood, one of our Brigg & Wolds Ward representatives, and tomorrow's  meeting is open to interested members of the public.
Lid's is the only application from Brigg and district going before the committee's March meeting.