Peterborough Embankment masterplan: Lib Dems will ‘fight hard’ to keep green space
The Liberal Democrats in Peterborough will ‘fight hard’ to keep green space available for public use at the Embankment after the party said its city councillors had been contacted by concerned residents.
Several large developments are planned for the area - including the new Peterborough university (ARU Peterborough) and a new stadium for Peterborough United - although civic leaders have promised that there will be plenty of land left for events such as the popular beer festival.
A masterplan for the area includes restaurants, bars and nightclubs, while it is expected that a new bridge over the River Nene will connect the site with the nearby Fletton Quays development.
Leader of the council’s Lib Dem group, Cllr Sandford, said he “shared the concerns of residents”.
He added: “I fully support Peterborough having a university and I want Posh to be successful too.
“But I also want to see us retain and, if possible, improve the Embankment as an area of green space.
“I am told the masterplan for the whole area which will be put out to public consultation. Myself and other Lib Dem councillors will be fighting hard to keep as much of the green area as we possibly can.”
The technical university is scheduled to open in late 2022 and will include a campus, followed by a research hub.
The proposed new Peterborough United stadium would have the capabilities to host major events and conferences.
Peterborough City Council leader Cllr John Holdich has previously said: “I’m very excited by the plan. We have tried to make Peterborough open for business. We can’t sit still, we have to go out and we have a good track record of it.”