UPDATE: Higwayman Inn car park store plans

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Rumours circulating the town that a OneStop convenience store is planned for land on the Highwayman Inn car Park, off Lincoln Road and Queen’s Road have been confirmed.

Speaking to the Standard, a OneStop spokesperson said: “OneStop is pleased to be working with Punch Taverns on proposals for a small convenience store in the car park of the Highwayman Pub. The store would provide new shopping choice to the local community, as well as creating around 10 new jobs.”

If plans go ahead, the OneStop store is set to occupy part of a 2,500 square foot retail space that many local residents have already expressed strong opposition to.

The OneStop brand was bought out by Tesco in 2002.

The pub is not part of the development and business will continue there as normal.

Some residents have expressed objections to the plans, most on the grounds of noise, nuisance and traffic problems.

Skegness Town Coun, Ken Milner, earlier suggested concerned residents looked to attend the planning committee meeting at Manby, Louth, “to air their concerns.”