Northampton welcomes new government cash

Northampton has the UK's largest Enterprise Zone. Credit: ITV Anglia

The news the government is making £59 million available so key infrastructure projects can be completed more quickly has been welcomed in Northampton.

Northampton Borough Council says its Waterside area is the country’s largest Enterprise Zone and is already benefitting from a number of major projects including the redevelopment of Northampton railway station.

The Zone will also see the relocation of the University of Northampton to a new single-site campus in the EZ, the £20 million extension of Carlsberg’s new bottling plant and £7 million investment from the Growing Places Fund to unlock the potential of a number of sites across the Waterside area.