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.