Finding out more: Paula Lee gets information from Joe Dixon from public relations company DLA Piper working on behalf of Tesco. (Picture John Aron)
Artists impression: The proposed look for a Tesco store in Tattershall. (Picture supplied)
NEARLY 200 people attended a public exhibition on Monday to find out more information about a proposed new Tesco store in Tattershall.
Members of the public and local businesses were invited to Tattershall Village Hall to take a look at the plans and complete a feedback form for consideration.
Tesco has not yet submitted a planning application to turn the existing coach works site on Blacksmiths Corner into a foodstore and is waiting to consult with residents first.
The proposed store would cover 11,000 square feet making it slightly larger than the Tesco already in Horncastle.
Parking would be provided for 110 cars including disabled and family spaces.
The store would sell predominantly food items and Tesco is looking into building a separate cafe on the current paint shop shed site of the coach works.
Corporate affairs manager Nick Gellatly said: "There was a great turn out on the day and there seemed to be a lot of support for the idea.
"At this point we are still collating the feedback forms which will give us a better idea of what people think and will allow us to see what the key issues surrounding the proposals are."
Opening times at the Tattershall store would most likely be early to late but are not planned to be 24 hour.
"We have had requests for deli and bakery counters as well as a public toilet provision, all of which we are looking into," added Nick.
He continued: "The design of the store is proposed to blend in with existing buildings and we are interested in taking into account suggestions from residents which is why the feedback forms are so important."