We’re Talking Peterborough Embankment! Welcome to our consultation hub.
Over the last 5 months we held a series of conversations and events with stakeholders and the community about the future of Peterborough Embankment and Middleholme. Following all the feedback we received we are delighted to share with you the Embankment Masterplan.
The Embankment Masterplan sets out an exciting vision and framework for the future of this important part of the city that includes a new City Riverside Park, Anglia Ruskin University Peterborough campus and Cultural Quarter built around the Key Theatre. Should an arena be brought forward, the Masterplan also shows how this might be accommodated.
We have received a phenomenal response from the community, which saw 1,400 initial responses – with over 20,000 individual responses and comments as part of these – to a survey on how people currently used the Embankment. We held a live webinar and two public exhibitions in November 2021, to share and ask for comments on the four options that were developed. 780 responses were received with nearly 5,000 comments and suggestions.
Councillor Wayne Fitzgerald, leader of Peterborough City Council, said:
The Embankment Masterplan is a key document which could provide a blueprint for a large area of our city centre – we recognise and respect that everyone will have differing views on its future. That’s why throughout the whole process we have gone to great lengths to make sure that the Embankment Masterplan process is as independent and transparent as possible and that it involved as many views from residents and other key stakeholders as it could.
We have now received the Embankment Masterplan report back from the independent consultants and have published this immediately, as we recognise it is in the public interest. It will, however, need careful consideration from officers over the coming months to determine if the proposals are viable and the next recommended steps.