A Grand design

ALMOST a year after acquiring the former Grand Cinema site in Ramsey, social landlord the Luminus Group has submitted detailed plans for 24 flats and a library. The £2million plans also include replacing the public toilets and converting a small house int

ALMOST a year after acquiring the former Grand Cinema site in Ramsey, social landlord the Luminus Group has submitted detailed plans for 24 flats and a library.

The £2million plans also include replacing the public toilets and converting a small house into community office space.

The 11 one-bedroom and 13 two-bedroom flats will be for the open market, although Luminus, through its subsidiary Huntingdonshire Housing Partnership, is the largest registered social landlord in the district.

The proposed scheme is in two main blocks. The front block of the two will contain the library and the flats, which Luminus says are spacious and well designed, each with distinct entrances.

Although Luminus will manage the construction of the new library building, the fitting of the multi-media centre will be for Cambridgeshire County Council.

"The scheme has been developed in full consultation with Huntingdonshire District Council, Cambridgeshire County Council and the Youth Service," a Luminus spokesman said.

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"In addition, discussions have taken place with a variety of other organisations who will benefit from the provision of a community facility. Senior county councillors have been very supportive of the scheme."

The group hopes that work will commence in late summer or early autumn.