Is the Self Storage Industry Growing?

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Do you find you’re hearing about self storage more now than ever? There’s a good reason for that: the industry is growing, and has been now for many years. If you’re curious about just how much the sector has expanded in recent years – and how it originated here in the UK – we’re about…

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Plans Approved for £6m of Improvements in Peterborough

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Peterborough’s Towns Fund Board has approved a proposal to submit plans for three more major projects to the Government. It’s hoped that the trio of planned works will receive funding totalling £6m from the Government’s Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Provided they and the City Council give the green light, the funding…

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New Map Launched to Boost Awareness of Peterborough’s Green Spaces

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Nowadays, more and more people are prioritising the availability of green spaces when deciding where to live. With that in mind, Peterborough looks set to become a more desirable location – as there’s now an online map showing the locations of hundreds of beautiful open areas. The Cambs Open Space map aims to make it…

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Two More Large Projects Approved in Peterborough

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Proposals for a new Green Technology Centre at Peterborough College and an Activity Centre in Nene Park have been approved by the Peterborough Towns Fund Board. Next, the proposals will be submitted to the Department of Levelling Up, Communities and Housing (DLUCH), which will hopefully provide funding to get them off the ground. The Board…

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Peterborough City Council Begins Tackling Congestion in the City


Peterborough City Council has announced the beginning of a new, £8.1m scheme to address the city’s congested roads. Work commenced on the A1260 (Nene Parkway) on 23 May, with the following improvements set to be completed by next spring: The addition of a third lane between junction 33 and 15 The addition of a three-lane…

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Peterborough City Council Publishes Vision For Embankment

Peterborough City Council has published its ‘Embankment Masterplan,’ a comprehensive outline of its vision for the city’s Embankment area. Produced by independent consultants Stantec and Barton and Willmore, the report goes into detail about the council’s plans for the Embankment, a popular events hub which backs onto the River Nene. The redevelopments planned for the…

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Peterborough to Benefit From New City Market

More good news for Peterborough residents came on Friday 25th March, as the City Council announced the imminent construction of a brand-new City Market. The existing City Market building, which has been in use for decades, is set to be demolished this year to make way for over 300 new houses. In preparation, existing traders…

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Plans For New Homes in Oundle Approved

130 new homes have been approved for development in Oundle, near Peterborough. The plans drawn up by Bovis Homes were approved by the North Northamptonshire Council Area Planning Committee in February. The 16-acre site will feature 130 new homes and four self-build plots. Where is the new housing development in Oundle? The new housing development…

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ARU Peterborough university reaches new heights

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Construction of Peterborough’s brand-new university has reached its highest point, a milestone marked by a ceremonial ‘Topping Out’ event. ARU Peterborough is part of the Anglia Ruskin University, and is being built in collaboration with Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority and Peterborough City Council. The £24.8m facility will be ‘employment-focused,’ the courses being carefully selected…

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New grants available for Covid-hit Peterborough businesses

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If your Peterborough business has been negatively impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, there’s good news: you can now apply for three new grants. The Covid-19 Additional Relief Fund (CARF), Omicron Hospitality and Leisure Grant and the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) can now be applied for via the Peterborough City Council website. Here’s a brief rundown…

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