KINGSGATE bosses have called a public meeting to discuss plans to extend the Huddersfield town centre shopping complex.
The meeting will be held at 7pm next Wednesday at the George Hotel in Huddersfield.
Peter Everest, managing director of Kingsgate owners WD Ltd, said: "This is a chance for the people of Huddersfield to voice their opinions on the three proposals which we have put forward and ask questions about the things which matter to them.
"Consistently, since Kingsgate was being developed, we have always been keen to listen to the public when it comes to issues about their town.
"Whether this has been about car parking, the impact of traffic or the diversion of trade from other areas in the town, we have always been mindful of their opinions."
Mr Everest said he hoped there would be a good turnout for the meeting.
All three options to extend the 300,000sq ft centre would involve extending the central mall towards Kirkgate to provide extra shops, more parking and improved goods delivery areas.
The schemes also call for the demolition of buildings on Oldgate, including Kirklees Council's Oldgate House and the Chantry Housing properties.
The most extensive scheme, valued at almost £100m, would also bridge Kirkgate to provide a hotel, a library, a large store and extra parking on the site now occupied by the Huddersfield Hotel complex.
The preferred scheme - and at £50m the most modest - is to extend the existing complex to provide an extra 120,000sq ft of retailing space, including a large store.
A third scheme, valued at £70m would include a library and leisure complex at the Shore Head corner of Kingsgate, two large stores and several major shops, in all providing an extra 220,000sq ft of trading space.
Kingsgate staff have already polled shoppers at an exhibition in the central mall and is expected to reveal the results shortly.