Extension plan for Spalding supermarket

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UPDATE, Thursday 11am: plan deferred over travel access. See Tuesday’s Lincolnshire Free Press for more.

PLANS to extend Sainsbury’s store have been backed by South Holland’s planning officers.

The application from the supermarket giant is being recommended for approval when it comes before councillors on the development control committee tomorrow (Wednesday, Jan 5).

The proposed changes include a new domestic area for staff at a mezzanine level, an extension to the unloading bay, a goods on-line service and a new customer toilet block.

The entrance tower to the Holland Market store will also be changed, while a new customer restaurant and a in-store bakery are featured in the plans.

If permission is granted, the car park will be reconfigured to create additional disabled and parent and child spaces closer to the entrance.

However, it will result in 35 car parking spaces being lost.

It is predicted the work will create 77 new full time and part time jobs in the short term.

The planning officer’s report states the expansion and alterations would “improve the existing store and provide a new facility with the goods on-line service”.