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Restored water meadows in Northamptonshire open for Easter

Newly restored water meadows in Northamptonshire have opened to the public in time for the Easter break.

The regeneration of almost 30 acres in Towcester's Moat Lane was carried out as part of a £7.5m project, funded by West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC).

Those behind the scheme said the area would be well used for generations.

The project will also see the relocation of South Northamptonshire Council to Moat Lane.

Val Conway, WNDC's commercial development executive said: "The water meadows are a crucial part of the plans to transform Towcester town centre."

She added that the water meadow "will be used by local people for generations to come".

Councillor Rebecca Breese, South Northamptonshire Council's portfolio holder for Environmental Policy, said the development was "a welcome addition to the town's recreational facilities".

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