High Street development consultation

People have been having their say on plans to build 128 new homes, a multi-storey car park and retail facilities on Jacksons Lane car park, off High Street, Wellingborough.

A consultation has been held at Morrison’s in the town today (Saturday, November 24).

Housing and regeneration specialist, Keepmoat, has applied for permission to build 128 homes, including affordable housing for rent, a 200-space multi-storey car park and 4,400 square foot of retails pace. 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. Speaking at the consultation, Martyn Johnson, partnerships project manager for Keepmoat said: “About 90 per cent of the people we have spoken to so far have been positive.

“I think people are generally excited about this regeneration. We have had a lot of interest from residents already living in West Street, as this will affect them.”

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.”