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Plan agreed to make Northampton fire-damaged premises safe

30 January 2024

Ariel view of the damage after the fire at the balloon bar

Work to make the former Balloon Bar in Bridge Street, Northampton, safe have been agreed between West Northamptonshire Council and the site’s owner.

During a First Tier Tribunal hearing this week the building owners, following discussion with the council, agreed that they would carry out initial work by 12 April 2024.

This will include installation of a retaining structure to the front wall of the building to prevent collapse, and clearance of loose fire damaged material to allow safe access.

We’re pleased to have reached an agreement with the site’s owner which will result in necessary work being carried out, which will take us a significant step closer to reopening Bridge Street.Cllr David Smith, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Engagement and Regulatory Services
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