Marks and Spencer submits plans for Grantham store

Marks and Spencer hopes to move to a retail park on the outskirts of Grantham

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Retailer Marks and Spencer has submitted plans to open a new food store in a Lincolnshire town, three years after leaving.

Marks and Spencer closed branches in Grantham, Skegness and Scunthorpe in 2011, stating the stores were not "financially viable".

South Kesteven District Council (SKDC) confirmed it had received an application for a Grantham store.

An estimated 50 jobs would be created at the shop on Grantham Retail Park.

'Good news'

A Marks and Spencer spokesperson said: "We can confirm that we have submitted an application to bring an M&S Simply Food store to Grantham.

"We are keen to return to the area and hope to reveal more details soon."

Plans show the store, in a former Curry's unit, will have a cafe and space to sell non-food goods.

Councillor Frances Cartwright from SKDC said: "It's very good news for Grantham.

"A successful application would give us a landmark retailer that will help us on our journey to make the town fulfil its potential as a retail centre."

In 2010, when the company announced its closure plans in Lincolnshire, more than 20,000 people signed a petition to keep the shop open.

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