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Wellingborough, Morrison's High Street development plans:'24/11/12
Wellingborough, Morrison's High Street development plans:'24/11/12

The company planning to build a new development on land at a town centre car park have vowed to always provide 100 parking spaces while the proposed project is built.

Housing and regeneration specialist Keepmoat has applied to Wellingborough Council for planning permission to build 128 homes, including affordable housing for rent, a 200-space multi-storey car park and 4,400 square foot of retail units on land at Jacksons Lane car park, off High Street, Wellingborough.

The development will also include a large area of public open space.

Building work could start on Jacksons Lane car park, off High Street, as soon as early next year if planning permission is approved.

People had their say on the plans at a consultation held at Morrison’s on Saturday, November 24.

Speaking at the consultation, Martyn Johnson, partnerships project manager for Keepmoat, said the event had been held in order to gauge people’s opinions of the proposed project. He said: “About 90 per cent of the people we spoke to were positive.

“I think people are generally excited about this regeneration.

“We had a lot of interest from residents already living in West Street, as this will affect them.

“There are shops in Wellingborough that are redundant at the moment.

“This would bring more people into the area.”

Mr Johnson added: “There would always be 100 car parking spaces available while building work was being done and it would take just over three years to build, which is not long for a development of this scale.

“We hope to be on the site by February or March next year.”