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Haverhill Multiplex Plans Submitted

Monday, 15th January 2007.

Plans for a £9.25 million five-screen multiplex cinema and restaurant complex designed to create a new leisure quarter in Haverhill have now been opened for public consultation after a planning application was submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council.

Developers Citygrove Securities Plc submitted the planning application for the Cineworld complex proposed for land next to the town’s Leisure Centre, in Ehringshausen Way, earlier this week. The proposed development includes:

· a five-screen multiplex cinema;
· three restaurants/ retail outlets (including Frankie and Benny’s, Subway and another yet to be confirmed);
· a drive-through restaurant;
· more than 400 car parking spaces (including some for park and ride passengers who catch the express bus to Cambridge);
· an enhanced public square; and
· improved pedestrian links with the town centre.

The borough council, as the local planning authority, is now keen to hear the views of local people before the application is considered by the Development Control Committee later in the spring. The plans can be viewed online, at Click Here
or at the council’s offices in Lower Downs Slade, Haverhill. Leaflets giving more details and showing an artist’s impression of the development have also been circulated across the town to encourage people to comment.

Cllr Jeff Stevens, Deputy Leader of St Edmundsbury and Chairman of the Haverhill Area Working Party, said:

“This planning application marks an exciting stage in our plans to provide new leisure opportunities in Haverhill. The local community, and especially young people, have consistently told us they want more leisure and restaurant facilities in the town and I am delighted this scheme is being brought forward to meet that demand.”

If you would like to comment on the application, please write to:

Planning and Engineering Services,
St Edmundsbury Borough Council,
St Edmundsbury House,
Western Way,
Bury St Edmunds,
IP33 3YS.

Please quote the reference number SE/07/ 0058. All comments must be received by 8 February.

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