The Kettering Road shopping area brings down the whole town, as does the council estate between this area and the Wellingborough Road. Regeneration is far too focused on existing assets such as the Market Square, if we genuinely want to improve the whole town, more efforts should be made to improve the secondary areas rather than just the prime locations. The estate in this area is in poor condition and is a very poor use of town centre land, similar redevelopment to the planned works in Spring Boroughs would be of immense benefit to the wider town as well as to residents of the estate. The shops in this area are well known for their poor state of repair and scruffiness, but there are several businesses on the street that serve as perfect examples that vibrant and multi-cultural area do not have to be poorly maintained and stand out amongst their neighbours. The building facades could be easily improved and the shops fronts tidied to make a pleasant environment to visit.
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