Peterborough Garden Park public consultation extended

THE public consultation on plans for a second phase of development at Peterborough Garden Park has been extended until Tuesday 10th January 2012.

The proposals include a new food-store, transport and access improvements, and a Skills Centre which will be operated with a local partner supporting the city’s skills agenda. The proposed development will also create 150 local jobs during construction and 300 positions once open.

The public consultation, which was originally due to close on 7th December, is now being extended to incorporate additional local meetings such as the Parnwell Residents Association meeting on 9th January.

To date, a total of 156 consultation surveys have been submitted providing feedback and suggestions on the proposal. The results so far show that 86% of people believe they would benefit from a supermarket at Peterborough Garden Park.

Over half of people believe that the proposed Skills Centre should focus on working with young people, whilst 35% believe it should work with all ages. And if the proposed development goes ahead, 64% of people would combine their trip to the supermarket with a trip to the Garden Park and 16% would combine their trip with a journey to or from work.

Full details of the proposal are on display at Unit 18 next to Andronicas Café at Peterborough Garden Park.

Information is also available online at and questions can be submitted to or by calling Freephone 0800 158 3218.

Representatives from Peterborough Garden Park will be attending the Parnwell Residents’ Association meeting on Monday 9th January at 7.30pm to discuss the initial plans and answer any questions.