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Lead Story: Issue 580 23 Sep 2011

Going for growth despite the slowdown

After implementing a £100m programme over the last two years, Northamptonshire is not resting on its laurels. The county council tells Lee Baker about its ambitious plans to upgrade its inter-urban network and introduce a mass transit scheme

Lee Baker

At the centre of England, Northamptonshire continues to grow despite the economic slowdown, which brings challenges and opportunities for the county council.

Whilst the previous Government’s sustainable communities plan which identified the south Midlands as a growth area may be a thing of the past, but around 10,000-12,000 new residents are being added to Northamptonshire’s population each year. The authority wants more jobs to be created within the county to prevent an increase in...

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