Redevelopment of former St Neots restaurant site given green light

The redevelopment of the site of a former Chinese restaurant has been given the green light today, paving the way for the creation of three new businesses and around 80 new jobs.

Designs for the redevelopment were given the seal of approval by a meeting of South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) planning committee.

A McDonalds, a Costa Coffee and a Subway sandwich shop will now be built on the site of the former Yim Wah restaurant at Caxton Gibbet on the A421, which burned down in 2009.

Outline permission was given for the redevelopment of the site last year, and last Wednesday’s (January 9) decision has approved the design of the three buildings and associated landscaping, allowing work to start on site.

Cllr Nick Wright, SCDC lead member for economic development, said: “The redevelopment of this site is excellent news, creating jobs and boosting the local economy.

“We’re delighted to welcome new businesses to the area and it’s good to see this derelict site being brought back into use.

“It has taken some time to get to this stage, but we have remained committed to finding the right solution that will see this eyesore developed into a long standing community asset.”

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