Plans for a new cinema, restaurants and 132 homes in the centre of Beeston have been approved.
The designs were given the green light yesterday, but a tenant has yet to be found for the new cinema.
Broxtowe Borough Council’s planning committee unanimously granted approval for the town’s new cinema, and outline planning consent for the mixed-used and residential building.
The decision was made at yesterday (Sept 12) and the council says work is ongoing to secure a tenant.
According to Broxtowe Borough Council, work on the multi-million-pound scheme is expected to start next year and will consist of two buildings with surrounding landscaping and additional outdoor space for people to enjoy.
Councillor Richard Jackson is the leader of the council, and represents the Attenborough and Chilwell East ward for the Conservatives.
He said: “We’re delighted that the scheme has been given the go ahead. We know there is strong support from the research we’ve already undertaken to have exciting new restaurants, cafes, bars, a new cinema and a space where people can enjoy spending time in the evenings.
“We’re now in conversations with prospective tenants to help bring this development to life and I’m confident that we can create a thriving town centre which the people and surrounding businesses of Beeston can be proud of.”
The development site sits alongside the recently extended tram network and the council hopes it will revitalise Beeston’s night-time economy by increasing footfall to the town from the surrounding communities.
Councillor Jackson added: “Not only will the scheme create much-needed new homes for the area, but will also bring increased footfall for existing traders and will create jobs in property, construction and hospitality, supporting our local economy.”
John Morgan is the director at Leonard Design Architects, which was behind the building.
He said: “We worked closely with Broxtowe Borough Council and potential occupiers to create a design for the scheme which will act as a gateway into the town centre. “We’re looking forward to working with the council and the appointed contractor to help make this development a success.”