Squatters move into third Peterborough building

The squatters' new residence in Priestgate
The squatters' new residence in Priestgate
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Squatters who are protesting at the levels of homelessness in Peterborough have moved into a property which could soon be turned into apartments.

The group known as the Peterborough Squatters Autonomy are now residing in an empty building in Priestgate having twice been evicted from other buildings.

The anti-austertiy protesters are believed to have moved into the former Macanthony Media offices this morning (Monday, June 8).

The property was subject to a planning application submitted to Peterborough City Council in March to turn it into a house of multiple occupation, which, according to the application, “would comprise nine non self-contained apartments varying from relatively compact units to larger, up market ones.”

A decision on whether to approve the application will be made on July 2.

None of the squatters were available for comment, but last Friday they confirmed they would find a new property to move into after bailiffs evicted them from former job centre Frobisher House, in Westgate.

This followed a previous eviction from council-owned Aqua House on Town Bridge.

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