Shopping centre expansion plans set to create 350 jobs approved

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A shopping centre expansion plan, which will see the creation of 350 new jobs, has recently been approved by officials.

South Holland District Council approved the plans at Spalding’s Springfields Shopping Outlet, and it is now set to welcome 18 new units to the site at the former National Farmers Union building.

The proposals include a £200,000 contribution towards the town’s high street, including extra publicity through a media co-ordinator, information screens and its own promotional channels.

Speaking on behalf of the development, Jeremy Williams of ID Planning said:

“With over 2.4 million visitors a year Springfield is a premier tourist destination in the region and can bring benefits to the rest of the town.”

“However, Springfield is constantly striving to improve its offer as it faces ever more competition, not just another outlet retail destinations, such as the scheme of Grantham coming forward, but also from internet shopping.

“The current proposal enables Springfields to build on previous success in a difficult economic climate as an important tourist destination drawing people to Spalding that will benefit the whole town.”