Plans for £8m bus station in Northampton get go-ahead

Plans for a new £8m bus station in Northampton have been given the go-ahead.

Northampton Borough Council voted in favour of a new interchange on the site of the old fish market at a meeting on Tuesday.

Councillor Tim Hadland said the scheme was "central to any plans for regeneration."

The station will replace Greyfriars and is due to tie-in with the Grosvenor shopping centre revamp.

The Conservative-run borough council continued with the plans for the new station after Legal and General Properties (LGP) withdrew its plans for Grosvenor citing the current economic climate.

Talks are ongoing between the council and LGP about the redevelopment.

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