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Partners celebrate high point for hundreds of new homes

Work to regenerate a central area of Peterborough moved forward this week with a topping out ceremony at the Indigo development of 315 Combined Authority-funded homes at Northminster, in the heart of the city. Deputy Mayor of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough, Cllr Anna Smith, joined the developer Cross Keys Homes to celebrate ‘topping out’ – the […]

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Mayor visits Peterborough regeneration with city council leader

Peterborough City Council leader Mohammed Farooq has hosted the Mayor of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Dr Nik Johnson, on a city centre walkabout.   Councillor Farooq, who took over as leader in November, has been working closely with the Combined Authority and took the Mayor on a tour of key regeneration sites where Combined Authority funding […]

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Ground-breaking ceremony marks milestone for Peterborough College Centre for Green Technology

In a momentous milestone, key stakeholders from the city and community gathered to celebrate the ground-breaking of the state-of-the-art Centre for Green Technology, the latest and exciting innovative new development at Inspire Education Groups’ Peterborough College campus. Rachel Nicholls, Chief Executive Officer and Principal of Inspire Education Group, said, “Our Centre for Green Technology demonstrates […]

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Open Letter from Mayor Dr Nik Johnson to Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and Paul Bristow MP

The below is a letter from Mayor Dr Nik Johnson to Peterborough City Council Leader, Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and local MP Paul Bristow. Dear Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald and Paul Bristow MP, I’m writing to clarify the misleading rumors that have swirled around Peterborough City of late. Despite multiple attempts to clarify privately, in the press, […]

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Name for Peterborough’s planned footbridge chosen following public feedback

Plans for a new pedestrian bridge in Peterborough linking the Embankment with Fletton Quays gain shape following a public engagement which has resulted in an official name for the structure being chosen. Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has put in £3.4million with £2million ringfenced for the project also pledged by the Government’s Towns Fund – […]

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Work starts to beat traffic jams at key Peterborough junction and free City growth

Important improvements to a crucial junction on one of Peterborough’s most congested parkways  starts this month as part of a major project funded by the Combined Authority to boost capacity at the busy intersection. Following preliminary work to make walking and cycling routes near the junction safer and better, core construction at Junction 3 of […]

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Active Travel wows Transport Committee with Living Streets and Love to Ride

Meeting in national Better Transport Week, the Combined Authority’s transport committee put its weight behind getting more active travel on the streets of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. Chaired by Deputy Mayor Cllr Anna Smith, the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee today unanimously voted to recommend that the Board of the Combined Authority approves the drawdown […]

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Green Nene: Have your say on walking and wheeling bridge

Peterborough residents and visitors are being invited by Peterborough City Council to share their views on the proposed walking and wheeling bridge across the river at Fletton Quays. The active travel crossing over the Nene will be for non-motor vehicles. It will offer a safer and greener alternative to the busy main road for pedestrians, […]

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New A1260 footbridge completed and ready for active travel

A brand new footbridge was completed this week, one part of a multi-million pound scheme to reduce congestion and offer improved routes for active travellers trying to negotiate one of Peterborough’s busiest traffic bottlenecks. Opening to the public on March 27th, the replacement footbridge over the A1260 Nene Parkway in Longthorpe is one part of […]

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Peterborough ‘Shared Prosperity Fund’ projects revealed

A youth zone and community art initiative are among the exciting enterprises earmarked for Peterborough as part of a multi-million scheme to boost communities and drive growth. Last year the government announced that the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority area would receive £9,872,624 in funding from The UK Shared Prosperity Fund – of which £2,525,417 […]

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Combined Authority gives Fengate £6m go-ahead

In a unanimous vote to help Peterborough achieve its growth ambitions, the Combined Authority Board has approved £6,665,696 to translate the Fengate Access Study Improvement Schemes from planning into construction. Members noted the completed Fengate Phase 1 Full Business Case and voted unanimously push the transformational Fengate scheme from the necessary paper stage of planning […]

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Combined Authority backs Peterborough growth with over £9m for A1260

In a unanimous vote, the Board of the Combined Authority has agreed over £9 million to push ahead the A1260 Junction 32/3 upgrade. The approval brings construction of the crucial Peterborough road scheme a step nearer. Gateway to south-west Peterborough, Junction 3 intersects two of the city’s strategic roads, serving eastbound, westbound, and northbound traffic. […]

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£48 million in funding to transform Peterborough’s Station Quarter approved by Government

A total of £48million is on its way to Peterborough, following a successful Levelling Up Fund bid for the first phase of regeneration of the area around Peterborough Train Station – known as Station Quarter.   Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority received the official confirmation from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing […]

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Fengate gets £6m+ go-ahead from influential Combined Authority committee

In the latest move towards helping Peterborough fulfil its aspirations for growth, at today’s meeting of the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee, members voted to recommend that the Board approve drawdown of £6,665,696 to heft the Fengate Access Study Improvement Schemes from paper to construction. Members welcomed the completed Fengate Phase 1 Full Business […]

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£9+ million vote paves way for A1260 upgrade and Peterborough growth

Recommending nearly £10 million to carry forward the A1260 Junction 32/3 upgrade, the Combined Authority’s transport committee brought the key Peterborough road scheme a step nearer construction this week. Chaired by Deputy Mayor Coun Anna Smith, the Combined Authority’s Transport and Infrastructure Committee today voted to recommend that the Board signs off the A1260 improvement […]

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Fengate on safer and healthier route as active travel gets green light

In a move set to speed up the delivery of better and safer facilities for cyclists and pedestrians, members of the Combined Authority Board today voted to release over £550k to push through active travel projects within Peterborough’s Fengate development scheme. After an update on the progress of Fengate Phase 1 Full Business Case, members […]

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Peterborough gets two awards of funding for Active Travel

Members of the Combined Authority Board today approved the drawdown of £635,000 of Active Travel Capital Funding Grant allocated by the Department for Transport for two schemes in Peterborough. There is £625,000 for Thorpe Wood Cycleway and £10,000 for School Streets.  Thorpe Wood Cycleway and School Streets both seek to encourage active travel by providing […]

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Jump start to get active travel on the road in Peterborough’s Jct 3

The Board of the Combined Authority has voted to bring forward funding of two key active travel projects on one of Peterborough’s busiest strategic roads by approving the drawdown of £518,988. In the A1260 Junction 32/3 scheme, the Combined Authority and Peterborough City Council have been considering opportunities to accelerate delivery as the project is […]

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Peterborough bus lane set to reopen

On Tuesday 3 May, the East side bus lane at Queensgate Shopping Centre will reopen. In March 2020, bays 10a to 20 were relocated to the temporary location of Acland Street to allow for construction access relating to Queensgate’s £60m cinema and leisure extension. From Tuesday 3 May, bus services, 4, 6, Busway B, 23, […]

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Mace appointed to develop phase 3 of Peterborough’s new university

International consultancy and construction company, Mace, along with its multidisciplinary team  has been appointed to design and develop a second teaching building incorporating a ‘Living Lab’ public science centre at Peterborough’s new university. The development forms the £28 million third phase of ARU Peterborough. A tender exercise by the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has […]

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Board backing for ARU Peterborough ‘Living Lab’ public science centre and second teaching building

Plans to build a second teaching building and interactive public science centre at Peterborough’s new university have moved forward. The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board approved the full business case for the third phase of ARU Peterborough when it met last week. The phase will feature the Living Lab – a publicly accessible science […]

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Partners gather as 96 new homes get underway

Cross Keys Homes (CKH) met with their development partners Vistry Partnerships and dignitaries from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Peterborough City Council this week to celebrate the start of development works on the former Perkins Sports Association land. The leading housing association acquired the land back in 2014 and earlier this year received planning […]

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Inspired Bishop Creighton Academy pupils bury time capsule at ARU Peterborough construction site

Pupils at Bishop Creighton Academy helped bury a time capsule at the construction site of the new ARU Peterborough university, sealing in memories for future generations to uncover. The burial on Friday (November 26) was also marked with a visit from Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, leader of Peterborough City Council Cllr […]

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Work starts to build ARU Peterborough phase 2 research and development centre

Construction has started on a research and development centre at ARU Peterborough, which will form a second phase of the city’s developing new university. The key milestone was marked with a visit from Mayor of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Dr Nik Johnson, Leader of Peterborough City Council Cllr Wayne Fitzgerald, ARU Peterborough Principal Professor Ross Renton, […]

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak visits ARU Peterborough site

Rishi Sunak visited the construction site of the ARU Peterborough university campus in the city on Thursday (November 18) to see how £20 million of government investment will support its development. The new university campus, based at the Embankment, will help boost Peterborough’s economic recovery, and help develop the skills needed for the future. ARU […]

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Housing committee approve substitution for 36 affordable homes with £1,438,000 grant funding

The Housing and Communities Committee of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has today (3 November 2021), approved a £1,438,000 grant to substitute and reuse funding for the development of 36 affordable homes in Peterborough. Approval of the grant will see the building of an additional 10 affordable flats, and 26 affordable homes for shared ownership […]

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Relaunch of pilot scheme to train more than 1,300 people for health and care jobs

Mayor Dr Nik Johnson visited City College Peterborough to relaunch a pilot project aiming to give more than 1,350 people skills to start or advance careers in the health and care sector. The Health and Care Sector Work Academy (HCSWA) is a pilot project developed by City College Peterborough and the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined […]

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We’re Talking Peterborough Embankment – public survey launched

Peterborough residents and businesses are being asked to take part in a survey which will guide the future of the Embankment and Middleholme next to the River Nene. “We’re Talking Peterborough Embankment” launched this week and will last until 31st October. It will ask local people how they use the Embankment, what they like about […]

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£6 million grant could lead two former office building conversions into affordable homes in Peterborough

The Housing and Communities Committee of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, today (6 September) gave the green light for £6,120,000 grant funding to support the conversion of two former offices in Peterborough into residential units. Conversion of the office in Bayard Plaza has been completed, and the former Yorkshire Building Society premises in Lynch Wood […]

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Housing committee approve plans for 27 additional shared ownership homes with £1,209,000 grant funding

The Housing and Communities Committee of Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority has today, (6 September), approved a £1,209,000 grant to fund the development of 27 affordable homes with shared ownership in East Cambridgeshire, Peterborough City and Fenland District Council areas. The grant allocated is to support the building of: 11 new homes for shared ownership […]

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Peterborough and March receive money from Combined Authority

Members of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority Board backed the recommendation by Mayor Dr Nik Johnson that a £350,000 drawdown is given to further develop transformational plans for the Peterborough Railway Station Quarter. The drawdown, from the Transport Response Fund, is for the development of a Strategic Outline Business Case. Members were also asked […]

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£100,000 grant for Peterborough Embankment masterplan will support development of city’s new university

The development of a masterplan for the future of the Peterborough Embankment, in which the new university for the city will be a key feature, has been supported with a grant of £100,000. Peterborough City Council will develop the blueprint for the 70 acre site by the River Nene on which ARU Peterborough will be […]

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Potential for Peterborough, Chatteris and Ramsey CAM extensions to be developed as part of project’s next steps

Realising CAM’s potential as a truly regionwide network, with flexibility to extend across the whole of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, is set to form a key part of the project’s next steps. Potential extensions to Peterborough, Chatteris and Ramsey will be worked on, alongside the CAM routes as currently proposed, in the project’s next business case […]

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