Decision details

Eastern Industries Access - Construction of Improvement Scheme* - MAR23/CAB/92

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Council is to receive funding from the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority (CPCA) to deliver construction of the Eastern Industries Access Improvement Scheme. The total amount to be funded is £6,665,696. Approval is required for contract to be awarded to Milestone to undertake delivery of the improvement scheme.


Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:


1.    Approve the award of £6,665,696 to deliver construction of Eastern Industries access improvement scheme. Contract to be awarded to Milestone Infrastructure Limited to deliver the construction phase of the scheme 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 deliver grant funding awarded to it by the CPCA for Eastern Industries Access Improvement scheme.Successful delivery of the funding will help the Council to obtain further funding from the CPCA for constriction of other future schemes. Delivery of the scheme will improve the capacity and operational performance of the highway network which is crucial to supporting the future growth of Peterborough. 

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. 

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:


Background Documents:

CPCA November Board Meeting - when ready minutes will be made available on the link provided below: 


Publication date: 13/03/2023

Date of decision: 13/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 13/03/2023 - Cabinet

Effective from: 17/03/2023

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