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Phase 3 of Kettering town centre improvements to be discussed at Executive

18 August 2022

Kettering high street

At next week’s meeting of North Northamptonshire Council’s Executive, Phase 3 of the Kettering High Street Heritage Action Zone (HSHAZ) will be discussed.

Following successful works along High Street, Meadow Road and the top of Gold Street, it is proposed that Phase 3 will focus on a further section of Gold Street and use existing funds from the overall HSHAZ budget alongside S106 monies.

Gold Street has been identified due to its prime location, alongside the potential long-term benefits and increase in footfall.

It is anticipated that Phase 3 will see improvement works totalling £460,000.

The team at NNC have worked very hard alongside contractors on the work so far on the project in Kettering town centre and the results are impressive.

I am pleased to hear that we are now in a position to look to the next phase and further improvements. I look forward to discussing the report with other Executive members at next week’s meeting.
Cllr David Brackenbury, the council’s Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration
The High Street Heritage Action Zone is an excellent project which is making a real difference to Kettering. I hope residents and local businesses are already noticing this, with more visitors to the area and an improved street scene.Cllr Jason Smithers, Leader of the Council

The HSHAZ project is a partnership between NNC and Historic England designed to unlock the full potential of Kettering town centre and restore and enhance local historic character.

If the report is approved, it is anticipated that work could begin in September, following the completion of Phase 2 which is currently being undertaken along the High Street.

The full Executive agenda can be found on the NNC website.