Little Cross Street in Spring Boroughs, Northampton
Housing campaign… WIP
World famous graphic novelist Alan Moore took part in a mock ‘renaming’ ceremony of a road in Northampton
World famous graphic novelist Alan Moore will take part in a mock ‘renaming’ ceremony of a road in Northampton on Saturday. The author of V for Vendetta and Watchman is set to rename Little Cross Street in Spring Boroughs to ‘Double Cross Street’. Mr Moore is taking part in the mock ceremony, which will take place at 2pm, at the request of campaigner Norman Adams, who has accused Northampton Borough Council of going back on a deal to restore a block of flats in the street to a safe condition. Mr Adams said: “I have been told that it will not be viable to do repairs and that the site will be bulldozed. “I would hope that NBC would be open about its intentions to the people who have been decanted out of the block on the understanding that a return would be possible after repairs to the balconies.”
In Little Cross Street the council are replacing the current properties which have been vacant for some time with new council housing.
You can view the full planning application for the Spring Boroughs redevelopments online under the following references:
N/2016/0772 – Little Cross Street
Save the shop campaign.. WIP.
700 people win campaign to save Northampton corner shop business
A corner shop in Northampton that was set to be demolished to make way for new council houses will be moved further up the same street. In January, Nicky’s News, in Little Cross Street, Spring Boroughs, was excluded from plans to build 18 new homes to smarten up the area. Initial proposals showed that the building would be flattened along with the entire street, sparking a petition to save it that was signed by more than 700 people. But an official planning application now submitted shows the business will move to a specially extended St Peter’s House down the street before the demolition vehicles move in, which looks set to be September.
St Peter’s House is having a new shop fitted which will replace the existing convenience shop located further down the street. Work on the shop is well underway with the majority of construction completed.