Plan­ning green light for Flet­ton Quays

Work starts on build­ing 358 new homes at de­vel­op­ment

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS - By Stephen Briggs stephen.briggs@peterboroughtoday.co.uk Twit­ter: @PTstephenB

The fi­nal hur­dle for one of the largest new hous­ing de­vel­op­ments in the city has been cleared af­ter plan­ning per­mis­sion was granted.

More than 350 new apart­ments will be built at the Flet­ton Quays de­vel­op­ment af­ter per­mis­sion was granted.

Work has al­ready started on the £120 mil­lion scheme, and the news is the lat­est land­mark for the ma­jor project.

To mark plan­ning per­mis­sion be­ing granted, new artists im­pres­sions have been re­leased, show­ing what the out­side of the flats will look like.

The im­ages show the tree lined river, with flats’ win­dows look­ing out on the Em­bank­ment.

A spokesman for ELG Plan­ning, who are work­ing with We­ston Homes on the scheme said: “The scheme is be­ing con­structed by We­ston Homes and will in­clude un­der croft park­ing as well as a num­ber of other com­ple­men­tary uses on the ground floor of the build­ings along the newly cre­ated river­side walkway.”

It is hoped con­struc­tion will be com­pleted within two years.

Along with the 358 river­side apart­ments and flats, the de­vel­op­ment will also see of­fice space con­structed, along with a large ho­tel and other leisure fa­cil­i­ties.

It was re­vealed last month that there will also be a ma­jor arts hub based there, with £490,000 of Arts Coun­cil Fund­ing back­ing the Whit­worth Mill re­fur­bish­ment.

The Mill will be home to arts group Metal, as well as be­ing home to a num­ber of stu­dios and other space for artists.

The hous­ing scheme is be­ing led by We­ston Homes.

Ini­tially, the de­vel­op­ment plans had 280 new flats - but that has now in­creased to the 358 dwellings.

The Peter­bor­ough Tele­graph has been cam­paign­ing for a new foot and cy­cle bridge to be built at the de­vel­op­ment.

De­spite space be­ing left to build the bridge, there are no plans to build one link­ing the city centre to the new scheme.

The calls have been backed by the Peter­bor­ough Civic So­ci­ety, as well as a num­ber of city coun­cil­lors and other groups in Peter­bor­ough.

Peter­bor­ough City Coun­cil leader John Holdich said the bridge would cost £2.5 mil­lion to build.

No one from We­ston Homes was avail­able to com­ment.

How the new de­vel­op­ment will look (above) and what it looks like to­day (be­low)

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