Gainsborough cinema site

Plans submitted for new cinema in Gainsborough

Plans for a new multiplex cinema and commercial units in Gainsborough town centre have moved a step closer.

Savoy Cinemas has submitted a planning application to West Lindsey District Council to consider, which includes a four-screen cinema, three commercial units and car parking.

If granted permission, the development is expected to create 25 new jobs and contribute £1.3 million Gross Value Added to the local economy each year.

The development is earmarked for the Lindsey Centre site, situated in the Market Place, which was vacated by Oldrids in early 2018. The applicants say that it has been designed to complement the existing conservation area and surrounding listed buildings.

If permission is granted, Lincolnshire Co-op’s travel branch and Post Office would be relocated to alternative town centre locations before work starts. Until then, both will continue to serve customers from the current locations

Leader of West Lindsey District Council, Cllr Giles McNeill said: “This application demonstrates that West Lindsey continues to be a great place to invest. In part this is thanks to the Governments’ ongoing commitment to support Growth…

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