Greyfriars.

Take a closer look at Northampton Forward's vision for the town centre

We take a closer look at the 'masterplan' for Northampton town centre going on display today.

As part of a bid for a £25 million share of a Government high streets regeneration fund - Northampton has drawn up a bid showing how the money could be used. The wide-ranging plans going on display at the University of Northampton's Learning Hub between 10.30am and 2pm today propose drastic changes from Drapery through to St Giles Street. So let's take a look at them in more detail.

Northampton Forward is proposing that buses no longer stop in Drapery.

1. No buses in the Drapery

Northampton Forward is proposing that buses no longer stop in Drapery.
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A facelift would be given to the shop fronts in Drapery and Marefair.

2. Gold Street and Marefair

A facelift would be given to the shop fronts in Drapery and Marefair.
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A large linear park would cover what is currently a four-acre patch of rubble on the former bus depot site. Traffic currently running along Greyfriars would be re-routed.

3. Greyfriars park plans

A large linear park would cover what is currently a four-acre patch of rubble on the former bus depot site. Traffic currently running along Greyfriars would be re-routed.
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Currently, the busy six-lane crossing from Sol Central to the base of Gold Street serves as a hard border between the town centre and the train station. The proposals suggested calming Marefair traffic and making the crossing more pedestrian-friendly.

4. Marefair crossing

Currently, the busy six-lane crossing from Sol Central to the base of Gold Street serves as a hard border between the town centre and the train station. The proposals suggested calming Marefair traffic and making the crossing more pedestrian-friendly.
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