Antiques shop go-ahead for Trinity Centre

PLANS to convert a former community and tourist information centre in Horncastle into an antiques shop have been given the all clear by East Lindsey planners.

The Trinity Centre, East Street, originally a church and now a grade II listed building, has been operating for some time as a community centre.

Owner Margaret Clare Boam has applied to change the use of the building to sell antiques and collectable items.

The alterations to the use of the building do not involve changing the interior or the exterior of the building.

Development control manager Ian Trowsdale said although the building was outside the town centre there were other retail outlets in that area just 150 metres away.

Planning officer Rachel Winter said: "We feel it is important to get a suitable use in this building so that it does have a long term future."

Coun Bill Aron was successful in proposing the councillors approve the application.

He said: "It is an ideal re-use of the building and it has got its own car park and good access to it."

Councillors voted to approve the application subject to conditions.