Sunday, December 02, 2007

Archaeologists win last-minute demolition reprieve
Archaeologists have won a last-minute reprieve from planners to halt the demolition of a factory in Northampton which is situated on an historic Saxon burial ground.
After passionate pleas by three members of the public, WNDC planners were forced to admit they had not realised the significance of the site and suggested there was a shortfall in archaeological expertise at local authorities.

The site between Gregory Street and Horseshoe Street currently houses a martial arts school and a taxi firm but was listed as a Scheduled Ancient Monument and a site of national historic interest following the discovery of Saxon remains.