Decision details

Eastern Industries Access Improvement Scheme - Development Of Full Business Case And Detailed Design - NOV21/CMDN/51

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet Member:


1.   Approved the award of £325k to continue and complete the full business case and detailed design for Eastern Industries Access improvement scheme. Contract to be awarded to Milestone Infrastructure Limited for the full business case and detailed design as per the Peterborough Highway Services contract.


Reasons for the decision:

This recommendation has been made to ensure that the Council is able to effectively continue and deliver the proposed scheme for Eastern Industries.  Successful delivery of the funding will help the Council to obtain further funding from the CPCA for construction of the scheme. Delivery of the scheme will improve the capacity and operational performance of the highway network which is crucial to supporting further growth.


Alternative options considered:

Not to deliver the scheme: This has been discounted because the highway network around the Fengate area will suffer from heavy congestion at peak times. This will have a negative impact on the local economy by deterring potential new businesses looking to invest in the city due to the long journey times in the area.  Successful delivery of the scheme will provide significant benefits to the wider travelling public, resulting in improvements to; journey times, accessibility and the environment.


In the unlikely event that the CPCA decide to not award Peterborough City Council the £150k requested, the Council will look at alternative options to fund the project.


Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Publication date: 19/11/2021

Date of decision: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

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