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Plans to build 18 new homes in Roade refused by planning committee

Plans to build 18 new homes on part of a former haulage yard in Roade have been refused over concerns the application would result in a loss of employment opportunities and affordable housing.

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Chief executive of NEp, Jo Lappin says the organisation has been worth every penny since its 2011 inception.

“People will feel sad it’s the end of NEP”: Outgoing chief executive defends her organisation’s record

As a contentious business partnership in Northamptonshire prepares for a merger with its regional sibling at the end of the week, its chief executive has hit back at the critics - saying it has been worth every taxpayer’s penny over its five year life-span.

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Ken Pritchard (left) being congratulated by Cllr Ian McCord

Conservatives retain seat in South Northants by-election

The Conservatives retained the seat on South Northants Council in yesterday’s by-election prompted by the resignation of Cllr Stephen Mold.

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Council staff could soon be equipped with body cameras to log anti-social behaviour

Council staff could soon be equipped with body cameras to log anti-social behaviour

Park rangers in Northampton could soon sport body-worn cameras to record anti-social behaviour - but they will have to tell people before they put them on.

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A panel has been set up to review councillor's allowances at Northampton Borough Council.

Northampton borough councillors’ pay could rise after review by independent panel

An independent panel has been set up to review whether Northampton’s borough councillors should receive more in allowances.

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The updated masterplan for the canal arm

Three week consultation kicks off for revised Daventry Canal Arm plans

A planning consultation begins today (Thursday) on revised proposals for the Daventry Canal Arm.

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The social club, which is at the edge of the Northampton Rail Station site, has been empty for three years.

Closed social club in Northampton could become shelter for rough sleepers

A former social club is set to become an emergency night shelter for Northampton's rough sleepers.

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The so called Road to Nowhere off the A4500 would be completed as part of Barwood's 1,900 home scheme.

Committee advised to raise no objections to 1,900 home bid in the west of Northampton

Planning officers have recommended that a village-sized housing plan - which promises to complete an unfinished relief road in the west of Northampton - is approved.

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Northampton Surrey has submitted plans for an appartment block in St Giles.

Developers plan to bulldoze clinic in St Giles and turn it into apartment blocks

Developers have lodged plans to knock down an unused clinic on a Northampton town centre street and replace it with 63 homes, a restaurant and a cafe.

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The Department for Meat and Social Affairs came under fire from neighbouring businesses for playing music too loud, but a licensing committee has decided to take no action.

No sanctions for Northampton nightclub accused of playing music too loud

A council committee decided to take no action against a Northampton nightclub, despite complaints from nearby businesses about the volume of music.

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Artist's impressions of the planned power plant in St James were released earlier this year.

Plans for a power plant in St James are not dead yet...despite the speculation

Developers wanting to build a £160 million power plant in Northampton have not ruled out placing it on a St James waste depot, despite speculation they were moving on.

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The illustrative masterplan for the new estate, with the proposed school site in the bottom left close to the A361

Talks launched to see if there is demand for a new primary school in Daventry

Consultations have been launched to see if there is demand for a new primary school in Daventry.

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An artist's impression of a new residential care facility planned for Kingsthorpe.

Fire-hit former Northampton social club could become care apartment block

Plans have been submitted to turn a former social club into an 80-bed residential care block in Northampton.

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Councillor Sally Beardsworth.

Northampton MP Mackintosh ‘jumped the gun’ in calling for chief exec to stand down, says Lib Dem leader

An opposition leader has criticised the Northampton South MP for calling on the borough council chief executive to resign - when a number of investigations are still taking place.

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A shake-up of constituency borders across Northamptonshire could see part of the county merge with neighbouring Leicestershire.

Radical constituency boundary shake-up planned for Northamptonshire

Proposals to shake up Northamptonshire’s Parliamentary constituencies could see part of the county merging with neighbouring Leicestershire as part of a bid to cut the number of MPs from 650 to 600.

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Northamptonshire County Council has come under fire for delays in its transport to school service.

‘It’s a shambles’; parents voice anger at Northants school transport system after taxis fail to show up

Frustration is growing among parents of several children with disabilities in Northampton as an IT switchover continues to disrupt a school taxi service this week.

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Brian Markham believes the bporough council should follow similar sized authorities in setting up its own house-building company.

Council should set up a house-building company to solve Northampton’s homes shortage, says former mayor

A former mayor says Northampton’s social housing shortage could be solved if the council followed others across the UK in setting up its own house-building company.

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The car free zone between Grosvenor Centre and the 'Greyfriars Quarter' as envisaged by developers behind the Greyfriars Quarter plans.

Greyfriars developers speak out for the first time - and reveal apprentice scheme during construction phase

The developers hoping to transform Northampton’s former “mouth of hell” bus station site into a leisure and living destination have been revealed.

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Bridge Street in Northampton, where a row has errupted over the volume of music coming from the Department for Meat and Social Affairs.

Restaurant claims noise from nearby Northampton bar is driving away punters

Businesses surrounding a Northampton nightspot have called for a licence review of the premises - claiming its persistent loud music is costing it customers.

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Northampton Borough Council loaned the Cobblers �10.25m through 2013 and 2014 for a stadium revamp. However the East Stand project failed. Inquiries were launched as to how that happened in January. ENGNNL00120110804153742

Council acted like a bank ‘giving away money willy-nilly’ says councillor of £10.25m Northampton Town loan debacle

Opposition councillors criticised Northampton Borough Council’s handling of the lost £10.25 million loan to the Cobblers after auditors found the authority did not have a “robust” checking system in place when it handed over the funds.

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