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RESIDENTS of Melbourne House and Abbey House have been waiting a long time for dropped kerbs outside their blocks of flats. One local resident Lesley Brett has been campaigning for a dropped kerb for 3 years. Last year an older resident Winifred Shipley fell over trying to pull her shopping trolley up the kerb outside […]

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RESIDENTS FROM HUNSBURY HILL  were thrilled on the evening of 6 May when councillors on the borough council’s planning committee voted unanimously to REFUSE planning permission for the extra 69 houses that Bloor Homes wanted to add to the bottom of their estate. There were many reasons, but the primary one was the access for traffic. Construction […]

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Garages in St James – CENSORED!

by Jill Hope on 3 April, 2014

LOCAL RESIDENTS attending the March meeting of the St James Residents’ Association complained of the state of so many garages in the area. There are 1,800 empty council-owned garages in Northampton, and at a time when people are keen to rent a garage from the Northampton Borough Council, the council has many, many garages that […]

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MOST PEOPLE WILL KNOW BY NOW THAT Bloor Homes has put in a revision to the planning application number N/2013/1325. The changes appear to be pretty minor, though they are clearly reacting to some of the objections raised by residents. If you have objected before, you need to object again. This is because….

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Changes to council housing

by Jill Hope on 1 January, 2014

AT A RECENT MEETING OF THE ST JAMES RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION, a representative of the Independent Tenants Advisory Panel reported to council tenants in St James who attended the meeting about what is happening to the management of their properties. After a very long consultation process including a survey of all tenants, it has been decided […]

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The current number of dwellings on this estate is 189 with 60, almost a third, in Harcourt Way and the next largest number, 32, in Hunsbury Hill Avenue. The proposed development is for 71 new dwellings, a 37.6% increase in numbers. I understand that about 25 of these (35%) will be ‘affordable’ and are likely to […]

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Hunsbury Hill Avenue Development Exhibition

by Jill Hope on 18 November, 2013

Residents in the Hunsbury Hill Avenue area off Danes Camp Way have been notified by Bloor Homes of an exhibition of their proposals on Thursday, 28 November. It is understood that Bloor Homes are planning to develop part of the site which they own off Harcourt Way. The development may also affect properties off Hunsbury […]

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Residents in Upton are being ignored and abandoned by developers and housing associations. People in Upton with houses with solar systems are well aware of the problems with these systems. The fact is that it is costing residents a lot of money to put right some fundamental installation errors….

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