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Peterborough Embankment masterplan published

Posted: 25/03/2022

The Embankment Masterplan has been published following a public consultation last year.

The Embankment Masterplan – which was completed by independent consultants Stantec and Barton and Willmore – was received by Peterborough City Council earlier today and has been published on both its own website and the consultation website for transparency.

It sets out an exciting vision and framework for the future of this important part of the city that includes a new City Riverside Park, Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough campus and Cultural Quarter built around the Key Theatre. Should an arena be brought forward, the Masterplan also shows how this might be accommodated.

Also published are the results of the public consultation, which saw 1,400 initial responses to a survey on how people currently used the Embankment and 818 responses to the four options that were developed for public comment.

Following receipt of the Masterplan today (Friday, 25 March), officers and cabinet members will spend time considering the proposals and next steps for the Embankment towards its exciting future.

Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, leader of Peterborough City Council, said: “The Embankment Masterplan is a key document which could provide a blueprint for a large area of our city centre – we recognise and respect that everyone will have differing views on its future.

“That’s why throughout the whole process we have gone to great lengths to make sure that the Embankment Masterplan process is as independent and transparent as possible and that it involved as many views from residents and other key stakeholders as it could.

“We have now received the Embankment Masterplan report back from the independent consultants and have published this immediately, as we recognise it is in the public interest. It will, however, need careful consideration from officers over the coming months to determine if the proposals are viable and the next recommended steps.”

Read the masterplan framework here >>

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