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Northampton’s reimagined market 11 May 2024 Be a part of Northampton’s reimagined market as development plan given the green light

Businesses across West Northamptonshire have a few days left to submit their expressions of interest to operate at Northampton’s revitalized market ahead of its opening this summer.

New proposals aimed at shaping a vibrant future for Northampton’s markets were approved by West Northamptonshire Council’s (WNC) cabinet at their meeting on Tuesday, 7 May.

The Markets Development Plan will drive forward the future viability of Northampton’s markets, setting out opportunities for further improvements, and plans to boost trade and support existing traders at the new-look site.

Businesses keen to register their interest are urged to contact the Markets Team at [email protected] before the deadline on 17 May 2024.

The future proposals for Northampton’s regenerated market square which will open to the public late this summer, set out plans to ensure high-quality stalls and establishing a fresh programme of events for shoppers. The development plan has been informed by the latest market and consumer trends as well as feedback from surveys asking local people what they would like to see at future markets.

Cllr Dan Lister, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, Culture & Leisure, said: “It is really exciting that we are just a few months away from welcoming traders back to the newly regenerated Market Square and opening this rejuvenated space to the local community.

“Northampton has one of Europe’s longest-running outdoor markets and the market development plan sets out our bold plans to ensure a high-quality and vibrant market for shoppers, visitors and local residents alike. The adoption of the development plan is an important first step in transitioning to Northampton’s reimagined market.”

The development plan sets out the proposed tiered pricing structure for the flexible stalls and fixed units. To ensure a successful transition back to the ‘new’ market, WNC is providing bespoke support to help existing traders alongside BIPC Northamptonshire. This is further supported by the regular meetings with traders to keep them updated on the progress of the extensive transformation of the historic market square.

Contact Information

West Northamptonshire Council Communications Team
[email protected]