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There’s more excitement on the shopping front as £100million plans for a new Designer Outlet Village at nearby Grantham are moving ahead.

The plans go on show for the second time this week to gather more feedback, before a planning application is submitted to South Kesteven District Council.

Local residents and businesses were given the opportunity to review the plans and comment back in September, and following that the plans for Grantham Designer Outlet Village have been refined and updated to reflect their views.

The project, which would be located on a 36-acre section of the King 31 land on the southern edge of Grantham and right next to the A1, received widespread support from the majority of visitors to the October consultation events.

Feedback from the local community has helped shape revised proposals and around 82% of those who returned feedback forms are in favour of the shopping centre plans which should see economic benefits, particularly the creation of 1,500 jobs, as well as an increase in the town’s visitor numbers.

A number of changes have been made to the proposals, including a children’s play area, charging points for electric cars and the proposed hotel has been reduced to three storeys.

Commenting on the revisions, Giles Membrey, Managing Director of Rioja Developments, said:

“We were delighted with the feedback we received, which was overwhelmingly positive. Having carefully reviewed the comments, we have taken on board the suggestions and updated our plans – we now have an even better scheme. It is clear that there is considerable demand for a Designer Outlet Village in Grantham.

“We are thrilled that we have been able to work closely with the local community, creating plans for a Designer Outlet Village that we are proud of and excited about.”


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