Fact­file on the Dairy Crest site

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Special Report -

The site in Mid­land Road was a distri­bu­tion cen­tre for Dairy Crest un­til about three- and- ahalf years ago. It has fre­quently been in the news since its clo­sure. It was tar­geted by ar­son­ists twice in March 2010, while neigh­bour­ing build­ing The Old Bak­ery, which is also derelict, was torched as well. In Novem­ber 2010, 50 fire­fight­ers bat­tled a blaze which tore through the build­ing. In April 2011, con­cern was raised over a large amount of fly­tipped rub­bish which had been dumped on the site. Of the 90 homes pro­posed for the site, some 30 per cent will be af­ford­able. The devel­op­ment would be served by a new ac­cess off Mid­land Road, with the ex­ist­ing en­trances to the site closed. Also in­cluded with the pro­posal is a new area of pub­lic space, some 1,250 square me­tres, where it is in­tended play equip­ment for chil­dren will be in­stalled.

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