Nottingham South MP Lilian Greenwood today welcomed news that plans to redevelop Broadmarsh shopping centre have finally been given the green light.
The proposals from Intu are set to transform the current centre including the creation of a new tramstop, better access to the Caves visitor attraction and improved links to Nottingham's new railway station hub.
Speaking after the proposals were announced Lilian said:
"After many years of uncertainty about the future of the centre I'm delighted these proposals have finally been given the green light. It's somethin I've been pushing for since I was elected in 2010.
"These plans will transform the area and create much-needed jons and training opportunities. The redeveloped centre will attract more visitors to the city from across the region, re-establish Nottingham's reputation as a great place for shopping and boost growth for existing businesses.
"I'm particularly pleased that a new tram stop has been included in the plans and that pedestrian access to the city centre and the castle from the station will be improved. I'm looking forward to meeting with the City Council and Intu to hear more about the plans and when the work will begin."