It is understood that the Waste to Energy Plant proposed for St James is not going ahead. Therefore this calls into question the future of the Westbridge depot site in St James.
Cllr Rufia Ashraf is calling on Tory controlled Northampton Borough Council to come up with solid proposals and a clear plan to regenerate the Westbridge depot site. The site is long overdue for redevelopment.
Much of Westbridge depot is derelict and becoming an eyesore. However, for the site to be revitalised we need to have NPH moved from their current location to their new home.
Cllr Rufia Ashraf, St James ward, said:
“The regeneration of the Westbridge Depot site can really help St James by bringing in private investment and jobs into our area. The depot has become an eyesore. It is shameful that the only facilities the Gatehouse staff have is a port-a-loo!
We understand that the Waste to Energy plant is not going to happen, so the regeneration of the site can be put at the top of the agenda. For this to happen we need Northampton Partnership Homes to move out. This was meant to happen sometime ago and it is unclear why there is a delay.
I will be taking the opportunity at council meetings to push for NPH to leave Westbridge and get that site regenerated.”