Market Rasen Town Council’s planning committee have given the thumbs up to plans for the expansion of Tradelight in the town’s Oxford Street.
Tradelight is looking to extend and renovate one of the sites old and disused buildings turning it into a 10,00sq ft single storey office and showroom development.
The project, previously featured in the Market Rasen Mail, this week got the backing of town councillors.
Coun Margaret Lakin-Whitworth said: “It will provide eight new jobs and two new apprenticeships, which has got to be a good thing and it is a lot better than what is currently there.
Councillors also largely supported a second planning application for the site which will see seven three bedroom town houses built at the back of the site with access onto Serpentine Street.
Despite some concerns over whether the two storey homes were in keeping with the surrounding residential area and the access for vehicles, councillors said they could see no reason for the development not to proceed.
Mayor John Matthews said: “They have met the criteria we are asking for, there is a car parking space for each property and I would certainly smarten up that area of town.
“I can see no reason to object.”
A final decision on both applications will now be made by West Lindsey District Council’s planning committee and officers.