Spalding supermarket gets green light to provide additional access lane to car park
Plans to provide a new access lane to a supermarket car park to reduce congestion has been approved.
Morrison's have applied to provide an additional left-in/left-out access/egress to the store car park from B1180 Wardentree Lane.
This application has been given the green light by planners at South Holland District Council.
The officer's decision notice states: "The revised access arrangements would help the existing store, creating easier access and circulation around the site. The overall aims of the development support the provision and continued use of this retail store."
Coun Liz Sneath stated in the report that she was "pleased to see this idea finally coming forward, it will relieve congestion around the nearby roundabout and keep traffic moving at peak times."
Concerns were also expressed about speeding along Wardentree Lane.
A statement from Highways said: " The reported non-compliance with the posted speed limit on Wardentree Lane would be a matter for the police to enforce. Existing speed limits are routinely reviewed and measured against the Authority's Speed Restriction Policy. If this road were to meet the prescribed qualifying criteria of that policy, then a 30mph limit may be possible. However, that is an entirely separate process to this planning application and a 30mph speed limit would not be deemed to be necessary to make the proposed development acceptable in Planning terms."