Consultation launched for Northampton public to have their say on Greyfriars bus station

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A public consultation continues today which allows Northampton people to give their ideas for what should happen to the former Greyfriars bus station.

Throughout August a public information event is being held at the Guildhall for anyone to come forward with their ideas for the future of the four-acre depot.

The future of the land is currently in the hands of the borough council after a development agreement it had with Grosvenor Centre owners Legal & General was terminated earlier this month. The authority says it will ‘soon be putting together plans’ to develop the town centre site.

Leader of the authority Councillor David Mackintosh, said: “The demolition of Greyfriars will not only rid the town of an eyesore but create a once in a lifetime opportunity to transform a huge area of land in the heart of Northampton.

“With four acres of prime land available we can finally look to create the infrastructure and buildings needed to attract massive investment to our town, creating more jobs and attracting the big names we want to see in Northampton.

“We are close to having a blank sheet to start from, and I believe a mix of retail and leisure would be a huge boost to this town.

“But we want to know what would you like to see there in terms of shops, facilities or features to attract people to the site? Come along to the Guildhall, or use our website to have your say about what should happen to the land and what ideas you have for the future of the site.”

Anyone can submit ideas by visiting the public information event hosted in the Guildhall.

The event is open between 10am and 4pm on the following dates for anyone to drop in and have their say on the development options.

The dates are: today (Friday), Saturday 9, Monday 11, Thursday 14, Saturday 16, Monday 18, Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20, Wednesday 27, Friday 29.

Ideas can also be submitted online by visiting