The High Street site, is in excess of 6 acres and lies within the rectangle bordered by the High Street, Jackson's Lane, West Street and Oxford Street, being immediately North-West of the town centre core, only 1-2 minutes walk from the Market Square. It includes the Jackson's Lane car park. Existing development covers about 50% of the core site area, excluding the main car park(s), with a greater proportion of this located to the southern third of the area.
The site is already identified in the Wellingborough Local Plan, and also identified in the Wellingborough Masterplan Strategic Framework (Atkins 2004). Large parts of this Brownfield site include formal and informal car parking, low intensity B2 uses, derelict areas, all surrounded by a skin of office and retail uses, and to the West back gardens. As such, the site needs to address various issues that include; maintaining and enhancing a key town centre car park function; provide quality mixed tenure housing in line with sequential development and Council's Housing Needs Strategy; maintain and enhance the edge-of-town retail function; provide for town centre employment.