Wellingborough car park and vacant property being sold off by council

The Doddington Road car park has a price tag of £400,000 while the vacant building is under offer

Friday, 6th November 2020, 6:00 am

Proceeds from the sale of two town centre sites will be used to invest in other council projects in Wellingborough.

Wellingborough Council is selling its Doddington Road car park with a price tag of £400,000.

The car park, which is opposite the council offices at Swanspool Pool, comes with planning permission for a residential development of 12 flats.

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20 Sheep Street, a three-storey property also in close proximity to Swanspool House, is no longer needed by the council so it was put on the market and is now under offer according to Underwoods, which is marketing both sites.

A spokesman for Wellingborough Council said: "The site of the Doddington Road car park will be sold to provide much needed housing in the town centre.

"The development will also contribute to the regeneration and future vitality of the town centre as it will help attract more people there to live and use the amenities.

"20 Sheep Street is a vacant office building that is no longer required by the council.

The Doddington Road car park in Wellingborough is up for sale

"The purchasers will be putting it back into office use for their own business.

"Receipts from the disposal of property assets are used to fund priority projects identified in the council’s approved capital programme.

"The council continues to invest in Wellingborough, with a number of projects including the refurbishment of the multi-storey car park, improvements to the public realm around the Tithe Barn, improvements to parks and play areas.

"Members of the public who are interested will be able to attend the virtual resources committee on November, 18 or simply download the agenda when it is published to find out more about the projects.

20 Sheep Street in Wellingborough is under offer

"The table in the appendix to the property matters report gives an update on progress for all key projects."

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