Betting shop plan is refused

Plans for a betting shop in Wellingborough have been turned down.

Councillors voted against the application submitted by Paddy Power for a change of use from retail to financial and professional services for a unit in Midland Road.

Members of Wellingborough Council’s planning committee said it would have a detrimental effect on the viability and ‘retail character’ of the town centre’s main shopping area. The motion to refuse it was carried by seven votes to two last week.