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Spalding Forum has eyes on town ‘masterplan’

Jayne Shale and Nigel Burch from South Holland District Council's economic development team who are talking with landowners and property owners about the future development of Spalding town centre.

Jayne Shale and Nigel Burch from South Holland District Council's economic development team who are talking with landowners and property owners about the future development of Spalding town centre.

Landowners and property owners are in talks about a “masterplan” of how Spalding town centre will look in the future.

People with an interest in improving Spalding for residents and visitors have been meeting with South Holland District Council officials since October to draw up ideas on developing the town centre.

The next meeting is at South Holland Centre on Tuesday, January 21, and the council’s economic development team, which is heading up the talks, plans to invite site developers and the public to future meetings.

Phil Scarlett, president of Spalding and District Chamber of Commerce, said: “This is an initiative led by the council with the aim of coming up with a masterplan for Spalding town centre.

“Plans have been made in the past for what the town centre should look like but they have been put together without to some of the property owners and landowners.

“Meetings were held in October and November and those of us who went found them exceptionally positive and extremely helpful.

“Talks are to continue next month and it’s more likely that we’ll get something doable out of it because the conversations are going on with the people who can make things happen.”

A district council spokesman said: “There has been useful dialogue so far but now the council wants to bring developers into the frame as it continues to hold talks on the future requirements and shape of the town.”

 

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