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The Borough of Wellingborough is a Non-metropolitan district and borough in Northamptonshire, England. It is named after Wellingborough, its main town, but also includes surrounding rural areas.

Borough of Wellingborough
Borough
Shown within Northamptonshire
Shown within Northamptonshire
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Constituent countryEngland
RegionEast Midlands
Ceremonial countyNorthamptonshire
Admin. HQWellingborough
Government
 • TypeBorough Council of Wellingborough
 • Leadership:Alternative - Sec.31
 • Executive:Conservative
 • MPs:Peter Bone
 • Leader of the CouncilCllr. Martin Griffiths
Area
 • Total62.9 sq mi (163.0 km2)
Area rank175th
Population
 (mid-2017 est.)
 • Total78,900
 • RankRanked 291st
 • Density1,300/sq mi (480/km2)
Time zoneUTC+0 (Greenwich Mean Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+1 (British Summer Time)
ONS code34UH (ONS)
E07000156 (GSS)
Ethnicity90.8% White
4.5% S.Asian
2.5% Afro-Caribbean
Websitewellingborough.gov.uk

The local council prefers to call itself the 'Borough Council of Wellingborough' rather than the more usual form 'Wellingborough Borough Council'.

The borough covers almost the same area as the Wellingborough constituency. It was formed on 1 April 1974, under the Local Government Act 1972, by a merger of the borough of Wellingborough with Wellingborough Rural District.

In March 2018, an independent report commissioned by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, proposed structural changes to local government in Northamptonshire. These changes would see the existing county council and district councils abolished and two new unitary authorities created in their place.[1] One authority would consist of the existing districts of Daventry, Northampton and South Northamptonshire and the other authority would consist of Corby, East Northamptonshire, Kettering and Wellingborough districts.[2]

Settlements and parishesEdit

Future developmentsEdit

The Borough Council have approved major building work to the East of the main town of Wellingborough as part of the government's 'Milton Keynes and South Midlands plan'. The area called 'Stanton Cross' will increase the size of the town by 30%.[3]

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