Grantham driving test centre due to move out of town

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Grantham’s driving test centre is due to move out of town in the new year in a bid to save £26,000 in rent and costs.

The test centre, currently on Cecil Street, will move to the former goods testing station next to the Prince William of Gloucester barracks at Cold Harbour on the A52.

A spokesman for the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency said: “We are committed to providing a suitable level of service for all driving test candidates. This move will help to keep test fees to a minimum by making sure we continue to provide services cost effectively. The move is expected to save in excess of £26,000 a year in rent and associated costs.”

The agency insisted there will be no impact on waiting times and no change to the number of examiners. Grantham is one of 20 driving test centres moving to nearby former-VOSA goods vehicle testing stations. The facilities at Grantham test station will be refurbished and customer toilets will be available.

The move follows the merger of DSA and VOSA to form DVSA. Nationally the moves are expected to save £290,000 a year in rent and costs.

A date for the Grantham move has not been specified.