Scunthorpe garden centre M&S plan in doubt

The future of a development that could bring Marks & Spencer back to Scunthorpe is in doubt after councillors were told to reconsider the scheme, reports the Scunthorpe Telegraph.

The project, brought forward by Simons Developments, has been earmarked for land currently occupied by the Stephen Smith Garden Centre.

It is set to include a flagship M&S store and four other units and North Lincolnshire Council's planning committee voted in favour of granting permission in December.

But opponents say it was contrary to national planning policy and have taken initial steps towards a legal challenge of the decision.

And now the council has agreed to refer the application back to the committee in March.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Horticulture Week Top 100 GARDEN CENTRES 2018

See our exclusive RANKING of garden centre performance by annual turnover plus the FULL REPORT AND ANALYSIS of the market drawing on our garden retail industry-exclusive research

Garden Centre Prices

Peter Seabrook

Inspiration and insight from travels around the horticultural world

Read more Peter Seabrook articles

Neville Stein

Business advice from Neville Stein, MD of business consultancy Ovation

Read latest articles