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Consultation on proposal for £43m town centre council HQ

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People have got the chance to give their views on plans for a new £43m town centre headquarters for Northamptonshire County Council.

A consultation about the development, dubbed ‘Project Angel’, takes place today from 3pm until 8pm.

In October, Northamptonshire County Council approved an outline business case for Project Angel, saying it would save taxpayers millions of pounds by centralising staff out of 12 ageing buildings it owns.

The plans, which were first revealed by the Chron earlier this summer, will see 2,000 staff move into the town centre on the Angel Street site, which is currently used for county council parking.

It is estimated the extra influx of people will provide a £12 million boost to the economy.

As part of the plans, the county council is also looking to move out of buildings including John Dryden House, part of the current County Hall, Riverside House and Century House.

Comments made at tomorrow’s consultation will be shared with the design team and also summarised as part of the final planning application which is expected to be submitted early next year.

The pre-application consultation is for local residents and businesses and involvement is by invitation only. Further public consultation meetings will be held in January.

 

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