For those of you unable to attend the public consultation regarding Rushden Lakes, Nene Local reports.
Rushden Lakes set to become almost half as big again under the new expansion plans.
A new project called Rushden Living – has been submitted to East Northants Council, it’s the first stage of a bid to extend the shopping development on land west of the popular Rushden Lakes site.
If approved there would be almost 12,000 sq m of shops, restaurants and offices, as well as a new link road hoping to ease traffic into the site. The plans include:
– A1 class units (non-food retail)
– A1 (retail including food)
– B1 (offices)
– B1 and B2 (general industry)
The proposed development should also mean a 782m privately-owned link road between the development and Ditchford Road.
Ditchford Road will be realigned to facilitate the new road junction providing an alternative means of access to Rushden Lakes, for shoppers currently entering from the A45. An additional 811 car parking spaces will also be created, bringing the total number of spaces to 2,730.
It’s anticipated that work could begin as early as next year with completion in 2020. We have been no indication of any shop names which may be interested in joining the development in this proposed newest phase.
Phase two, is currently being built to include a 14-screen cinema from Cineworld, due to open in early 2019.