Northampton town centre high street could be built up with three new storeys and 50 new flats

The flats would be built on the shops of Abington Street.
The flats would be built on the shops of Abington Street.

Over 50 new flats could be built in the middle of Northampton town centre above a main high street.

A planning application to add up to three storeys to a row of shops in Abington Street and build 52 new flats has been submitted to Northampton Borough Council.

An architects sketch of how the new flats would look on the high street.

An architects sketch of how the new flats would look on the high street.

It would build on top of 71 to 77b Abington Street, which is a row of shops from the TSB Bank to the DAPP UK charity shop in the town centre.

Developers plan to create 3,750 square-feet on new flooring above the stores and add car parking, a bin area and bicycle storage.

A consultation on the build is open until December 14.

The development aims to build 52 new flats in the town centre.

The development aims to build 52 new flats in the town centre.