Forty jobs will be created if plans for a new B&M store in Mablethorpe are approved.

Proposals for a retail unit and 60 parking spaces are being drawn up by Lincolnshire-based construction company, Lindum Group.

They include blueprints for a 14,000sqft shop on a 1.3 acre site to the east of Tuplin Road, close to where the town’s new Tesco store is currently being built.

If planning permission is granted, it would be the first B&M store to open in Mablethorpe, giving local people convenient access to one of the UK’s most popular retain chains.

B&M has more than 600 stores and sells everything from wallpaper and vacuum cleaners to home furnishings and food and drink. It was granted ‘essential retailer’ status during the Covid lockdowns and for the year to March 2021, its overall sales were up 25.9 per cent to £4.8bn.

Lindum’s plans are expected to be submitted to East Lindsey District Council in winter 2022. Before that, public opinion is being sought online to determine support for the proposals.

Lindum Land and Planning Manager Robert Jays said the new store would be accessed via an existing arm of the Peter Chambers Way roundabout.

“B&M is one of the most popular shops in the UK today and we believe it would make a valuable contribution to retail provision in Mablethorpe. Its arrival would boost the local economy and provide important employment opportunities,” he said.

“We are committed to community involvement and would welcome local people’s thoughts on the development proposals. This online consultation event is also the opportunity for people to ask any questions they may have about the B&M store we are proposing.”

To view the plans in more detail, click here.