City is growing for gardeners
THE Dobbies complex would be the second new garden centre to open in the city. Five months ago the Van Hage Garden Park was opened on Peterborough Road in Eye. The £20 million centre is set in 10 acres and contains 20 shops. The opening was surrounded in controversy after motorists had problems leaving the centre, with drivers stuck in long traffic jams and tailbacks. Peterborough City Council was forced to switch off the traffic lights outside the centre, before re-programming them to reduce congestion.
VISION: Charlotte Swanson, of Dobbies shows off the plans for the firm’s proposed Peterborough store