Northampton

Work begins on Wellingborough's new street

Work has begun on a new access road as part of the redevelopment of a Northamptonshire town centre.

The project is designed to improve the look of Wellingborough and has included the creation of wider pavements in the main shopping streets.

The borough council said the road into a site off the High Street would make the area more attractive to developers.

Buildings were demolished in December to make way for shops, homes, offices, open space and a hotel.

The road begins on Oxford Street and leads halfway into the Leighton Place car park, the Borough Council of Wellingborough said.

A second road will connect to the first, providing access to the rear of West Street .

The project will run until the end of March and the construction team will work closely with affected residents and businesses, the council added.

Graham Lawman, chairman of the council's development committee said: "Demolition took place before Christmas to make way for this new road, which will allow access to the heart of the site.

"We're now working on securing a developer partner and we would hope to see building begin on the site by next summer."

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