I am delighted to hear that the proposals to save the Clock Tower, as part of the redevelopment of the St. Crispin's site, have been given the green light. Much like the old Express Lift Tower, St. Crispin's Clock Tower is a longstanding feature of the local skyline, and many residents have raised its future as a concern over the years.
This victory for the residents of Duston, Upton, and the surrounding area has been hard fought for, and is certainly welcomed by everyone who has been in touch with my office. Specific thanks is very much due to Cllrs Matt Golby, Brian Sargeant, and Alan Bottwood for their tireless work on the campaign and for the way in which they have brought the community together in support of the Clock Tower's restoration. I know that the many residents who have raised this with me on the doorstep will also be as relieved as I am that this local landmark will be restored thanks to the efforts of many in the community.
Now that planning permission has been granted to the developers, I look forward to seeing W.N. Developments Ltd breaking ground as soon as possible and restoring the site to its former glory!