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“A very big economic advantage!” Morrisons supermarket to be demolished to make way for bigger store





A Morrisons supermarket is set to be demolished to make way for a bigger store.

Plans to tear down the Eastgate supermarket in Louth were greenlit during an East Lindsey District Council meeting on Thursday.

In recent years, the supermarket chain has been gradually acquiring parcels of land surrounding their store and car park as opportunities arise, aiming to utilise these spaces to enhance the store’s offerings.

The existing Morrisons supermarket in Louth
The existing Morrisons supermarket in Louth

The plan is to upgrade the market street, enhancing the customer cafe and restroom facilities, improving highway access, providing parking in close proximity to the store and its entrance, and adding attractive landscaping and planting throughout the site.

With the expanded site featuring a 37% larger sales area, it will offer a broader selection of food items. In terms of employment, the renovation will secure 82 existing jobs and create an additional 50 positions initially.

The company is confident that continuous trading could potentially be sustained through phased construction, while concurrently developing a bright, modern, and energy-efficient store.

A visual representation of what the new and improved Louth Morrisons store could look like
A visual representation of what the new and improved Louth Morrisons store could look like
A visual representation of what the new and improved Louth Morrisons store could look like
A visual representation of what the new and improved Louth Morrisons store could look like

The proposal has generated considerable public interest, with over 100 local residents expressing their support for the project on ELDC’s planning portal. They were particularly enthusiastic about the prospect of a wider range of food options and improved accessibility for disabled and elderly individuals.

During the Planning Committee meeting, Coun Neil Jones (Conservative) described the investment in the new store as “a very big economic advantage for Louth and the town centre.”

Coun Daniel McNally (Conservative) shared his enthusiasm, adding: “Access is definitely going to be better.”



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