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Given the building epidemic currently happening in Wellingborough there has been ample opportunity to name any one of many new roads after Mr Prescod. It is shameful that the council has been so lacklustre in executing this agreed act. I feel the race card has prominence here as they have successfully honoured later mayors. The original scheme failing to develop should not have halted the councils promise of honouring a beloved mayor. SHAME ON THEM.

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I think a point has been missed that the land and street is actually Private Land and not in BCW or North Northants control or responsibility. This was s actually the property owners issue collectively, but sadly.

Whilst the streetname was agreed by the Planning Authority at the time, it was developers responsibility to provide permanent signage, not BCW, not ever BCWs accountability … but Highways responsibility once (if?) adopted.

I may be shot down, but it is a mis-use of public funds to pay for items that should be met from a private (or developer) purse. What about the road state etc .. should council tax payers pay for all the outstanding remedials too?

Don’t get me wrong .. I don’t have a big issue for a £20-30 road sign, but to be clear, council tax is not being charged to look after private developments such as this whilst awaiting adoption .. many now don’t have working streetlighting since the developer went bust and I do think that it is wrong for BCW/Town or NNH to be by pilloried.

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The point is that the authorities made a promise and should have realised that this was not going to happen at the location intended so could have invoked an alternative. Is the street involved actually named after Prescod without a street sign being provided?

This is the kind of casual attitude that has pervaded Northamptonshire and its local authorities for many years.

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Yes, streetsign is the last.thing after the name is assigned. I can assure you that the street IS officially on the Gazetteer as Prescod Close but sadly not yet publicly maintainable. https://www.findmystreet.co.uk/street-list?Street=prescod&providerId=&Sort=sd-asc&SortLanguage=ENG&PageSize=100

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Utterly shameless and symptomatic of the way local government has become in recent years in Northamptonshire.

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Nowt to do with the council really .. the developer should have put up permanent signs and got the development adopted.

It is not the council(or Council Tax payers) role or responsibility to pay for failed business and their outstanding works (as of now) .. and the sign is one element of that.

I am not against new legislation or additional insurances/bonds to protect home purchasers in future, but it is absolutely wrong to blame any council here .. this is a private and unadopted development and street furniture, roads, sewers etc legally will likely be a home owners in common issue rather than a council problem.

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You are correct as the street appears with its own post code NN8 1RW.

Google maps shows the street with a sign fixed to a piece of builders temporary fencing.

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