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20 December 2011, 12:58
Plans to build £8m cinema complex in St Neots have been approved by Huntingdonshire District Council.
The Council’s Development Management Panel last night (Monday 19th December) granted planning permission for the development of a six screen cinema, restaurant facilities and car parking on the former Fire Station site and associated land in Huntingdon Street, St Neots.
Councillor Doug Dew, Chairman of the Development Management Panel, said:
“I’m aware that it has been a long held community aspiration for St Neots to enhance the vitality of its town centre, particularly with regard to further developing the vibrancy of its night time economy."
"I consider that this development could make a real difference to the economic well-being of the town centre, as it will enable the community’s leisure spending, which currently drains away from the town, to be more readily retained within St Neots.”
The project is expected to bring around 175 jobs to the town.
The cinema is due to open in Easter 2013.