Plans for 180 homes in Mablethorpe turned down

Plans for a £50m development on the Lincolnshire coast, which included 180 homes, have been turned down by a district council.

The Lindum Group wanted to build the housing, along with a supermarket and petrol station, on land off Golf Road in Mablethorpe.

East Lindsey District Council rejected the scheme, which it said would have a detrimental impact on the town centre.

The developers said they may appeal against the decision.

The planned project also included a pub and restaurant as well as education and care facilities.

Some residents had objected to the scheme, which they said would increase traffic in the area.

David Chambers, chairman of the Lindum Group, said: "I'm staggered really that an investment of this kind, which we'd been encouraged to make, has been refused.

"The reason that the town centre has gone downhill is that it's not very attractive as a town centre.

"We can't change the town centre itself other than trying to make improvements and getting people to invest in the area and the fact that there'd be 180 extra families in the area would help the town centre."

Plans for a Tesco supermarket on Station Road in the town were given provisional approval at the same planning meeting.

Tesco said the new store will create 150 jobs.

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