Have your say on leisure complex

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THE people behind plans to bring a £50 million leisure complex to Daventry believe the development can act as a ‘catalyst’ for the town’s future.

Henry Boot Development Limited is planning on building a cinema, restaurants, cafes, shops and a new library at Mulberry Place.

Plans also include the development of the western side of the town centre stretching from Waterloo to Chaucer Way.

This will include a new supermarket, petrol station and additional bulky goods retail units.

A public consultation is currently being held and people can still view the plans at Daventry library from tomorrow (Friday) until Sunday.

Alan Jones, development survey worker for Henry Boot, said: “We’ve had a number of comments so far and the overriding theme has been very positive. This development seems to be something that the people of Daventry want to enhance the town centre.

“The cinema seems to be very popular, people we have spoken to seem very happy with that.

“We believe this development will bring money into the town centre and act as a catalyst for the future of the town.

“We understand that footfall is falling in Daventry, hopefully this development will change that and help independent traders in the town.

“We also believe it will encourage people to stay in the town centre for longer.”

Henry Boot is due to submit a planning application to Daventry District Council (DDC) in July.