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Public consulted on Maltings plan
Residents will have their say on plans to transform an historic Lincolnshire landmark.

Public consultation on proposals for Sleaford's Bass Maltings building will be carried out until 13 March.

The restoration project gained momentum when the Prince of Wale's Phoenix Trust organised a feasibility study on the Grade II listed building in 2004.

Proposals already suggested for the derelict building include housing, retail development and a theatre.

Developer interest

Project director Peter Bright said consultation on the planning document was a "genuine attempt to find out what people think".

"We are in discussions with developers but we still have a lot to do to get developer interest in the site.

"This is an opportunity for people to come forward and shape the proposals," he said.

Malting operations at the 100-year-old building stopped in 1960. The buildings were then used to house chickens, but are now empty.

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