Trade in Bourne is expected to get a boost with new businesses applying to move or expand into empty shops in the town.
Opticians Specsavers has been granted permission to double in size, moving into a vacant unit in The Burghley Centre which was previously occupied by Two Jays discount shop.
A tanning salon has been given permission by South Kesteven District Council to move into The Burghley Centre.
A statement from the council’s development management department said: “The proposal will bring a vacant town centre unit back to use thus enhancing the viability of the town centre.”
Bookmaker William Hill wants to open a betting shop in the former Martin’s newsagents in North Street.
And a planning application has also been submitted to convert a former children’s nursery in Burghley Street into a craft shop.
Magpies Nest will sell craft goods by skilled artisans, run classes teaching craft making and act as a social and recreational place for people interested in crafts.
Yesterday hardware and building supply firm Screwfix held an official opening for its new store in an industrial unit in Cherry Holt Square, off Cherry Holt Road, Bourne.
The store opened on Monday last week and has created 14 jobs in the town and filled an empty shop unit.
Screwfix has two counters, one trade counter aimed at local builders and related services, such as plumbers and electricians, and another for the public.
Construction company Lindum Group confirmed work on the new Texaco petrol station, Subway sandwich bar and Budgens supermarket shop in South Road near Elsea Park was due to be completed this week.
The opening date has not be confirmed.