As part of the regeneration of the Moat Lane site in Towcester, archaeological and environmental impact assessment (EIA) surveys have begun on site this week. It is anticipated that the surveys, which are normal procedure for developments of this kind, will take around three weeks to complete.
The archaeological dig will identify any significant finds and recommend any necessary mitigating measures. The EIA will provide information on the environmental affects and identify any action that may need to be undertaken.
Councillor Rebecca Breese, portfolio holder for planning and environment, said:
“This is a really exciting stage in the regeneration of the site and one which we will follow with great interest. Once both surveys are complete and any necessary actions undertaken, then work can begin on the demolition of the buildings which we expect to begin this summer.”
Details on the scheme can be found on display in the SNC Moat Lane Project Office at Springfields, Towcester.