Shops, cafe and a microbrewery could all open within stable block at Delapré Abbey in Northampton

Year's extension to convert 19th-century stable block into spaces for creative business

Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 2:32 pm
Updated Wednesday, 15th September 2021, 2:34 pm

Delapré Abbey in Northampton has been given a year's extension by the council to complete its plan to convert a 19th-century stable block.

Delapré Abbey Preservation Trust (DAPT) wants to turn the buildings, currently used for storage, into spaces for creative business or for retail, a café and a microbrewery.

An agreement was reached with Northampton Borough Council in February 2020 for a lease on the building as its on council land, based on several conditions being met by August 7, 2021.

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That date was missed due to delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic so a year’s extension was approved by West Northamptonshire Council’s cabinet during a meeting last night (Tuesday, September 14).