A 30 YEAR ‘CARBUNCLE’ LOOKS FINALLY SET TO BE REMOVED FROM THE PETERBOROUGH LANDSCAPE AFTER A £120 MILLION REVAMP OF FLETTON QUAYS WAS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD. Minor applause even broke out as the decision was unanimously made to push ahead with an outline application for 280 high-end flats, a 160-bed hotel and offices, as well as restaurant, retail and leisure facilities. The plans were put forward by the Peterborough Investment Partnership – a joint venture between the council and Lucent Strategic Land Fund to deliver investment in the city – and speaking on its behalf was Cllr Peter Hiller who is also the cabinet member for growth, planning, housing and economic development. Stating that “it’s very easy to be an armchair critic,” Cllr Hiller claimed the application was a “landmark development opportunity for our city,” before adding, “I know the future generations will look at this splendid site with pride.” Cllr Hiller also said investors were already interested in getting involved on the site. This prompted Cllr Harrington to ask for the press and public to be excluded so committee members could hear information as to whether the site was commercially viable.

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