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£50 million development approved

A new £50 million retail development in Northamptonshire has been given the go-ahead by the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles.

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Green light for Rushden's multi-million pound shopping complex

A £50m development in Northamptonshire has been given the go-ahead by the government.

Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, visited the site at Rushden Lakes today, which is set to be transformed into a shopping and leisure complex.

It's expected the project will provide around 2,000 new jobs to the local area. Once completed, the complex will boast big-name stores, multiple restaurants, a hotel and a waterside activity centre.

While the news was welcomed by the local community, there have been objections from other nearby towns.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Stuart Leithes.

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