July 26, 2017 11.17 am This story is over 75 months old

Revised plans for Grantham multiplex cinema unanimously approved by councillors

The plans have been given unanimous approval.

Revised plans for a five-screen cinema in the centre of Grantham have been unanimously approved by councillors.

Councillors gave the go-ahead for the plans on land off St Catherine’s Road at a South Kesteven District Council development control committee meeting on Tuesday, July 25.

The new complex will now include:

  • Five screen cinema
  • Two restaurant units on the ground floor
  • Leisure/office space
  • Associated landscaping

Previous plans for the site included a six screen cinema, with four new screens and the refurbishment and overcladding of two existing screens and a restaurant with office space above.

Changes to these plans include:

  • A smaller building footprint and amendments to the internal layout and elevations.
  • The cinema entrance has been moved from St Catherine’s Road to the north-west corner of the site to ensure footfall past the restaurant units is maximised. This has meant an adjustment of the cinema foyer level. The foyer level is at a higher point on the site than the previous application. This has resulted in the roof level of the cinema being higher than the previous application.
  • The number of screens is reduced by one and the overall number of seats has come down from 1025 to 705.