FOUR plots of land in the town centre have been handed over to the council for the redevelopment project - with three big names signing up to come to town.

The Metropolitan Centre, numbers 2-18 May Day Green, Carpet World and the former CEAG building (all previously owned by Yorkshire Forward) have been handed over to the council.

Coun Linda Burgess, cabinet spokesperson for Development, said: "We have high profile names such as Debenhams, H&M and Odeon signed up to the project already, and our development partner 1249 Regeneration Partnership is in advanced negotiations with a number of other retailers and having an on-going positive talks with market traders.

"Piece by piece, all the parts of the jigsaw are falling into place, however, there are still many milestones yet to be achieved before delivery can commence on site”.