Local traders and residents issued petitions opposing the plans. The majority of businesses were very concerned as the expansion would have a drastic effect on a small market town, it's character, independent small shops, the viability and vitality of the town centre, the wider local economy, a loss of local skills, progressive loss of opportunity to open a new business, a major loss of money circulating in the local economy, the loss of consumer choice, loss of social interaction, a decline in the market town function and continuing spiral decline in the local economy.
By 6 votes to 4 by Lincolnshire Council's Planning Committee.
Revisions to the planning application were notified to North Lincolnshire Council by Tesco.
To double the size of its existing store to 40,000 sq ft by incorporating the neighbouring Lidl site.