Plans for new apartments by Peterborough United stadium rejected

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Plans for new apartments next to the Peterborough United stadium have been rejected.

Morris Homes was seeking to create five new apartments at the bottom of the Carbon Challenge Site at Glebe Court which had previously been earmarked for retail use.

But a planning application has been turned down by Peterborough City Council due to several reasons.

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The Carbon Challenge Site off London Road initially opened as a 295-home Vista development which would provide ‘zero carbon’ homes.

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Under planning consent granted in 2012, the apartment block would also have a food store.

Outlining its reasons for rejecting the new application, the council stated that:

. Traffic around London Road and Oundle Road would be impacted

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. There was a shortage of parking spaces proposed which could lead to “vehicles parking in unsafe locations within the public highway”

. ‘Insufficient’ reason had been given that the retail element was now ‘surplus to requirement’

. The new apartments would “detract from the character and appearance of the main building”

. There would not be enough privacy due to a lack of natural light.

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