Northampton Borough Council’s Cabinet approved a report which outlined how Abington Street could be rejuvenated with £3 million new investment in supporting businesses and help shoppers coming into the town centre with great accessibility and more parking.
The investment will also support the wider regeneration of the town centre. Which has seen millions of pounds invested in North Gate bus station, a new railway station, new student accommodation, improved office facilities and improvements to the appearance of the town centre.
As another exciting Northampton Alive project, Abington Street would be reopened to traffic with parking and dropping off points for businesses and shoppers. When reopened, Abington Street will allow one way traffic movement from St Giles Terrace along Abington Street to Wellington Street.
Cllr David Mackintosh, Leader of Northampton Borough Council, said “Reopening Abington Street will provide a vital boost to our local economy. With more seats, plants and a new access routes we will see more shoppers using the top of Abington Street.
“With more visitors the area will be more attractive to businesses and that will help our existing shops and traders. Doing nothing is not an option, so I am pleased that we are going to discuss real plans to invest in our town and how we can support our business community.”