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Volume 554: debated on Thursday 29 November 2012

Rushden Lakes Retail Leisure Park

Returning to normality, in my constituency there is a proposal for a retail leisure park that will create 2,000 jobs. There is massive support for it among my constituents, with many hundreds of signatures.

The lead signatory is a Mr Jack Spriggs and the petition reads:

The Humble Petition of residents of Rushden and Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire and the surrounding areas,


That the planning application for the Rushden Lakes retail leisure park has the support of East Northamptonshire District Council, the Borough Council of Wellingborough, Rushden Town Council, Higham Ferrers Town Council and the overwhelming majority of local residents, will provide 2,000 new jobs, a high quality leisure park and retail outlets such as Marks and Spencer.

Wherefore your Petitioners pray that your Honourable House urges the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to as speedily as possible approve the scheme.

And your Petitioners, as in duty bound, will ever pray, &c.