Published: 24th Sep 2020

Northampton Borough Council has bought a former M&S store in the town centre, which it hopes to redevelop.   Like other towns and cities across the country, Northampton town centre has seen a gradual reduction in footfall due to the rise of out-of-town and online shopping. And while there has been a steady recovery since lockdown was eased, many of those who previously worked in the town centre are still required to work from home. ‘We published our masterplan last year outlining steps we will take to transform our town centre into the thriving hub our residents deserve,’ said cabinet member for regeneration and enterprise, Cllr Tim Hadland. ‘As part of that, we identified the need for increased town centre living which will support the many businesses that exist and help them to adapt to dramatic changes in the way people shop. ‘Coronavirus has accelerated this change and made it … (To read the full article, subscribe below)