Lincolnshire

Grantham town centre development plans unveiled

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Image caption A cinema, restaurants and office space forms part of the development

Plans have been announced for a £6m development in a Lincolnshire town centre.

The project in Grantham will include restaurants, office space and a large multiplex cinema.

Part of the council offices in the town's cultural quarter will also be rebuilt along with a museum and courtyard and arts centre.

The district council said the work would "transform the town" into a "much more attractive destination".

The complex will be built by landowners South Kesteven District Council as an extension to the current cinema in St Catherine's Road before being leased out.

Council leader, Linda Neal said: "We will be seeking budget provision to fund the scheme that has the potential to transform the town into a much more attractive destination.

"When you add in the fact this project will also regenerate the town it makes absolutely good sense for us to go ahead with the work."

Planning permission for the development will be discussed at a meeting next month.

Councillor Francis Cartwright, added: "We are determined to improve the offer in Grantham for local people and help make the town more attractive to investors.

"This development represents a major step towards our goal."

If given the go-ahead, work could start later this year with completion expected by summer 2015.

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