Plans for 100 new homes in Peterborough city centre submitted

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Plans have been submitted for more than 100 new residential units in the centre of Peterborough.

An application has been submitted to the city council to convert office space at Midgate House into 102 units.

The building currently has 11 retail units on the ground floor including Ladbrokes and Greggs which are not part of the plans.

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Midgate House is also the home of the city’s dental access centre and the national offices for the Royal National Institute of Blind People.

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The site was sold last autumn by Pelican Partners (Peterborough) LLP to First Urban. Its guide price had been in excess of £7 million.

The planning application has been submitted to the council by First Urban which said several of the offices are currently vacant.

It is seeking approval through permitted development rules.

If the plans are rubber-stamped there will be no car parking, but 102 cycle racks will be provided.

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Planning permission has previously been granted to change the upper floors into 63 residential units, but this has now elapsed.

If the plans for the first, second and third floors of the building in Midgate are approved it would make it the latest high profile residential development in the city centre.

Both applications were submitted by the Brightfield Group.

Proposals have also been submitted to convert the former job centre Broadway into 98 flats, while plans were submitted to erect up to 56 apartments, shops and restaurants at the Solstice, which would be demolished if the proposals are approved.

The apartments are being targeted at students arriving in Peterborough when the new university opens in 2022.

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