The redevelopment of Peterborough’s South Bank area has taken a significant step forward with the announcement by the Peterborough Investment Partnership that they plan to submit an outline planning application for the Fletton Quays site in September. The proposed development would deliver new homes, offices and a new leisure offering on the banks of the River Nene in the centre of Peterborough – regenerating a crucial part of the city, and, say the developers, creating a vibrant and sustainable new community and restoring links to the river. The plans include the refurbishment of the existing listed rail buildings and their incorporation into the scheme, providing a link to the heritage of the site whilst also looking to meet the community’s future needs. The plans include up to 265 new homes, and up to 175,000 square feet of office space, along with a 160 bed hotel, restaurants, leisure and retail space. There would be cycle and pedestrian links along the south bank and new public spaces offering views across the river towards the cathedral.