Plans for the first phase of regeneration around the area of Peterborough Train Station – known as Station Quarter have been submitted to government.
The City Council, who along with the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority, have successfully secured £48million of Levelling Up Funds, have submitted the Outline Business Case for the project, marking a significant milestone in the projects progress.
Subject to feedback and approval, a full business case will then be submitted later this year, with public consultation events to be held as part of the submission – enabling the public to have their say on the plans.
The project involves creating a new western entrance to the station with a car park – to create a double-sided station – with a new wider footbridge over the train lines. This will alleviate pressure on city centre roads, making it easier and safer to travel around the city by bicycle. Green areas with biodiversity, community spaces and better connections to the city centre will make it safer and more attractive for bikes and pedestrians.
Councillor Peter Hiller, Cabinet Member for Housing, Growth and Regeneration, said: “The submission of the outline business case is a fantastic next step towards getting spades in the ground at the train station. Regenerating the Station Quarter will not only uplift the city but the whole eastern region.
“When the time comes, we encourage everyone to take the time to have their say on the plans.”
It is hoped the first phase of the project around connectivity and accessibility at the station will be able to begin later this year.