For the purpose of Growth Point, Grantham is considered to comprise the following eight wards: Earlesfield, Grantham St John's, Green Hill, Greyfriars, Harrowby, St Anne's, St Wulfram's and Belmont (contains Londonthorpe and Harrowby Without).
The town has a population of approximately 40,000 (38,240 at the time of the last census in 2001). The revised housing allocations following Growth Point status mean that the population is likely to grow by approximately 20% by 2016 which would give it a population of approximately 48,000 in 2016. Projecting anticipated growth throughout the RSS (Regional Spatial Strategy) period it is likely that the population will be close to 60,000 by 2026.
Quality of Life
Located on the edge of rural Lincolnshire, Grantham is an extremely attractive place in which to live. Deprivation levels are low, with many parts of the district amongst some of the least deprived nationally. There are, however, some small pockets of deprivation close to the town centre. The town as a whole is a relatively safe place with a relatively healthy population. The town benefits from excellent external transport links due to its close proximity to the A1 and A52, and is only one hour from London and 30 minutes from Nottingham on the train.
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