Major plans to regenerate a 50-acre former brickworks site at Whittlesey have been announced
The proposal to redevelop the former Victory and Saxon brickworks to create a new Science and Technology Park have been unveiled. The park, if approved, would cover nearly 50 acres with a further 80 acres dedicated to biodiversity enhancement and parkland. Existing waste recycling facilities which cover 22 acres will be retained.
Stephen Rice, who is leading the project, also confirmed that discussions have taken place with Fenland District Council regarding the planning permissions required.
The intention is to submit a comprehensive application for outline permission in 2022 and if all proceeds to plan commence work on infrastructure in 2023 with the first Science Park tenants on site by late 2024.
Mr Rice, director of SBRice Limited a firm of rural chartered surveyors specialising in rural planning and development, confirmed that the owners of the site are committed to provide Peterborough and Fenland with a development that delivers maximum benefit to the area in terms of employment and green infrastructure.
They have considered many different options for the site which totals nearly 170 acres in size and do not wish to see it developed as another storage and distribution park.