Peterborough Garden Park opened in spring 2010, representing a £20 million investment in the city.
Since then we have offered a unique shopping experience for local people as well as visitors to Peterborough. We were awarded the prestigious BCSC national award for Best Out of Town Retail Park and are providing a welcome boost to Peterborough’s economy.
We have always maintained strong links with local communities alongside support for city-wide ambitions.
Now, we are bringing forward proposals for an exciting new extension to the existing retail offer here at the Garden Park.
The application for the extension to the Peterborough Garden Park, was submitted in February after the public consultation took place between November 2011 and January 2012. During this time, it gave an opportunity for the public to express their views by attending one of the organised exhibitions or completing a questionnaire, which was also available online.
The extension proposes the development of a new supermarket to the east of Peterborough, a Skills Centre to promote training and a Leisure Cycle Hub which will help local people make greater use of the Green Wheel cycle route and live a healthy active lifestyle.
We organised two separate workshops; one for the Leisure Cycle Hub and another for the Skills Centre, where we received input from local experts within these fields, to look at how the proposal could work in practice and contribute to Peterborough’s wider Environment Capital and Live Healthy Live Green agendas along with contributing to Peterborough’s wider Skills and Growth agendas. Please click here
to view the outcome from each workshop.
The application has received overwhelming support from local people, communities and organisations, with almost 1000 completed postcards and over 40 letters of support.
Please click here
to view the report which summarises the public support for the planning application.
Here are a few short video clips of those who have shown their support.
“Since its opening in 2010, the Garden Park has quickly established itself as a key part of the Peterborough retail and economic scene. We now want to build on that success and increase the offer to our customers. This will include a new food-store – reflecting the relative lack of food-store provision on this side of the city.”
- Gordon Edington, Chairman of Peterborough Garden Park.