New pop-up cafe approved at Thorpe Meadows in Peterborough

How the new cafe is proposed to look.How the new cafe is proposed to look.
How the new cafe is proposed to look.
The new cafe is part of a number of key strategic projects for Nene Park over the next 50 years.

Nene Park Trust has had its application for a new pop-up cafe at Thorpe Meadows approved.

The trust said that it wanted to create the cafe to enhance the visitor amenities in the country park.

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The cafe will be located between the Dragonfly Hotel and the city rowing lake- directly adjacent to the lake’s car park and will include a cafe kiosk, a small area of internal seating, external furniture and public toilets.

The location of the cafe.The location of the cafe.
The location of the cafe.

An external seating area will also be created to provide a seating area overlooking the lake to the south.

It is then proposed that a small children’s play area will be developed alongside the cafe and to the edge of the woodland.

The development will also include a small section of footpath realignment and avenue tree planting to the north of the site to improve the sense of arrival into Thorpe Meadows for pedestrians and cyclists and improve accessibility to the cafe site.

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Droppable bollards will be placed to the north of the rowing club access road to restrict vehicular access and give pedestrians and cycles priority, while improving safety.

Following on from other recent projects such as the new play area, Fox Play in Ferry Meadows, and the plans for the new Lakeside Activity Centre, the proposals for the café at Thorpe Meadows continue the trust’s masterplan aims of improving the Nene Park visitor offer across the whole Park, as well as improving impact and sustainability.