A LONG 30 YEARS WAIT TO BREATHE NEW LIFE INTO A PRIME AREA OF LAND ON PETERBOROUGH’S RIVERSIDE HAS FINALLY COME TO END. Ambitious plans for a £120 million development of the derelict Fletton Quays, including 265 luxury apartments, restaurants, a 160-bed hotel and two blocks of offices, were yesterday submitted to Peterborough City Council. The 20 acre site has been a headache for city planners who have long seen it as a priority target in the city’s growth but have not been able to find developers able to overcome the challenges posed by the land. And the submission of the outline planning application by a specially created Peterborough Investment Partnership is also hoped to pave the way for the regeneration of other notable sites across the city. These include the Wirrina car park, in Bishops Road, the Pleasure Fairmeadow car park in Oundle Road, and Bayard Place in Broadway. The partnership is a joint venture between the council and the Lucent Strategic Land Fund, which has specialist site assembly skills and excels in making derelict or difficult sites “shovel ready” so a developer just has to build.

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