Carry on rejecting... or Louth’s centre will suffer
You have managed to save your beautiful town centre with plenty of local shops to choose from and a frequent meeting place and busy body area with exceptional market days too. By rejecting these applications for a supermarket you are giving lifeblood to your shopping centre, which is also a hub of the community too especially market days.
As far as out-of-town shopping centres are concerned, the major supermarkets will promise anything to get a foothold on out-of-town shopping, but that is where it all begins... if one gets it the rest will want it!
And that will be the end of your town centre, empty boarded-up shops with only kebab houses open. Please take heed from a shopkeeper in what was once the community hub of Grimsby’s Freeman Street and learn by our mistake, because that is what we are now experiencing: empty, boarded-up shops with council promises and regeneration projects (four so far).
Freeman Street, Grimsby