Hope for Holland Market talks

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DEVELOPERS behind plans for Spalding’s Holland Market are hoping to meet with bus companies and Spalding United Football Club in a bid to move things forward.

In the Lincolnshire Free Press on Tuesday we revealed how plans could see new shops, jobs and an improved bus station.

Holland Market manager Michael Moran, who looks after the British investments of retail specialists Corbo, said: “We now want to meet with the key people involved and have sent out letters to the bus companies and other public transport bodies asking to meet so we can start looking into the details of how a new bus station could work.

“We have also written to the football club in the hope of getting meetings arranged which could lead to some sort of agreement about the future of the Sir Halley Stewart site.”

Other groups such as Spalding Civic Society and cyclists’ pressure group Pedals have also been approached.

Mr Moran hopes the meetings will provide valuable feedback on plans for the area, which as well as the bus station and Sir Halley Stewart also include the areas occupied by Sainsbury’s, and B&Q on the opposite side of Winfrey Avenue.

He added: “We are now actively trying to get together and look to sit down with these people and talk to them about what may or may not be possible.”

It is hoped the redevelopment of Holland Market will help to provide better links with Spalding town centre.

South Holland District Council has described the plans as an “exciting oppotunity.”