New council to scrap former borough’s decision to buy university building

Officers advise against buying the Grade II listed Newton Building

By Sarah Ward

A plan made in the dying weeks of Northampton Borough Council to buy up a Grade II listed building is recommended to be scrapped because ‘it would not be a good use of public funds’.

The first cabinet meeting of West Northamptonshire Council is happening tonight and is expected to rule out the former borou…

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