Revamped Holbeach shop will contain post office, pharmacy and library

An image shows how the new Co-op store will appear if plans are approved.
An image shows how the new Co-op store will appear if plans are approved.

Bosses of Lincolnshire Co-op are planning to carry out a £750,000 revamp of their Holbeach store.

The project involves transforming the Co-op’s existing site in Fleet Street into a multi-use facility with a food store, post office, pharmacy and library.

A planning application has been submitted to South Holland District Council for consideration.

The scheme also involves a new pull-in parking area created by demolishing the north corner of the existing building. This would be in addition to the store’s existing large car park at the rear of the outlet.

Lincolnshire Co-op already runs Holbeach Post Office and Holbeach Pharmacy, both on High Street. These services would relocate into the new site.

An application would be made to NHS England to allow the pharmacy to relocate.

Store development manager Matthew Wilkinson said: “We want to make best use of the site we have.

“We believe bringing this range of facilities together in one location will be more convenient for people in Holbeach.

“It will also help sustain community services like the library and the post office, which we know are important to many.”

Holbeach Library is one of around 30 libraries that Lincolnshire County Council is transferring to the community. Lincolnshire Co-op will run the library with the help of a large team of volunteers.