Stantec appointed to create an Infrastructure Delivery Framework for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority
Stantec, a leading multi-disciplinary consultancy, has been successfully appointed to undertake the preparation of the Infrastructure Delivery Framework (IDF) report on behalf of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA).
Stantec’s recent recognition as the ‘Consulting Firm of the Year’ at the New Civil Engineer (NCE) Awards 2023 highlights their commitment to innovation and exemplary performance, and it can draw upon the expertise of its 2,800 professionals in the UK. They will be assisted by Planning colleagues (formerly Barton Willmore), who have extensive experience assessing and planning for new developments locally.
The Infrastructure Delivery Framework project aims to support sustainable growth across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough by identifying and addressing infrastructure barriers that may impede development. The Combined Authority has already highlighted the need to look at water and energy needs. Stantec’s extensive experience in both the public and private sectors positions them to navigate the complex challenges associated with strategic land development.
The key aspects of the IDF report will include:
- Insightful Analysis: Stantec will provide insight into immediate and longer-term barriers impacting the delivery of sustainable growth in the region, with a focus on key themes such as energy, water supply, green/blue natural capital, and connectivity.
- Financial Clarity: The IDF report will enable the Combined Authority and its partners to clearly articulate the financial investment required to address identified barriers
- Accessible Evidence Base: The report will establish an evidence base that remains accessible and usable by local authorities, ensuring transparency and informed decision-making.
Jonathan Cox, Project Manager at Stantec said “We are delighted to be working in partnership with the CPCA on this vitally important study. It is clear there are a number of barriers that are holding development back, including a lack of timely infrastructure provision, funding, planning, regulation and legal and overcoming these will accelerate economic growth and provide houses for our growing population. We are really pleased to have been chosen by the CPCA to contribute to addressing these barriers and look forward to identifying solutions to assist the sustainable delivery of planned growth in the Combined Authority area.”
Mayor Dr Nik Johnson said “This collaboration marks a crucial step in our commitment to sustainable growth. The Infrastructure Delivery Framework report will pave the way for strategic development, addressing barriers and ensuring a resilient and prosperous future for our communities.”