EU boost to plans for Grantham growth

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GRANTHAM Growth Point plans have received a £1.5 million boost from the European Union.

The European Regional Development Fund has awarded the grant for the creation of a new business centre in the new-look Station Approach plan for Grantham.

The planned new look includes new commercial and residential premises and improved links to the town centre for pedestrians and cyclists.

Coun Eddy Poll, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said: “The new business centre will be at the heart of the improvements and will be complemented by offices, a hotel, some new housing and space for a few shops.

“Not only will this create around 1,000 new jobs, it should also encourage further local investment.

“The project will also create an impressive new gateway to the town, with a new, pedestrian-friendly route between the station and the town centre, encouraging visitors and residents towards the shops.

“Combined with the refurbishment works in the market place, this should help provide a welcome boost for local businesses.”

The development plan is part of the Grantham Growth Point project which bring improvements to the town centre and thousands of new homes.

The project is being led by Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for economic development, Coun Frances Cartwright, said:

“This new development is vital for the future of Grantham and when this project is complete everyone will be able to see that we are serious in our aspirations to improve the employment prospects in our town.”

For further details on all aspects of the Grantham Growth Point project, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/granthamgrowthpoint

£1.5m boost for Grantham development

A project aiming to help new businesses flourish in Grantham has earned a substantial European grant.

The Grantham Growth Point partners have been awarded a £1.5m grant from the European Regional Development Fund for the creation of a new business centre. The centre will offer small, flexible units and hands-on support to new companies.

The project is part of plans to redevelop the area around Grantham train station. The proposals will see the area given a new lease of life, with the creation of a wide range of new commercial and residential premises and improved links to the town centre for pedestrians and cyclists.

Cllr Eddy Poll, Executive Member for Economic Development at Lincolnshire County Council, said:

“The new business centre will be at the heart of the improvements, and will be complemented by offices, a hotel, some new housing and space for a few shops. Not only will this create around 1,000 new jobs, it should also encourage further local investment.

“The project will also create an impressive new gateway to the town, with a new, pedestrian-friendly route between the station and the town centre, encouraging visitors and residents towards the shops. Combined with the refurbishment works in the market place, this should help provide a welcome boost for local businesses.”

The improvements are part of the Grantham Growth Point project, which aims to create a more prosperous future for the town. The project is being led by Lincolnshire County Council and South Kesteven District Council.

SKDC’s portfolio holder for economic development, Cllr Frances Cartwright, said:

“This new development is vital for the future of Grantham and when this project is complete everyone will be able to see that we are serious in our aspirations to improve the employment prospects in our town.”

For further details on all aspects of the Grantham Growth Point project, please visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/granthamgrowthpoint .