Bless, one of the recent election caddidates running for Stanground Central thought we could get the Dubai World owned Magna Park massive eurocontainers unloaded "behind some trees and containers unloaded inside warehouses." That's what he told BBC Peterborough Breakfast Host Paul Stainton on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.
Simply we are talking about a quotes" a Strategic Regional road/rail freight interchange on land to the north-east of Stanground." Specifically concreting over a huge historic flood plain 'DrySides' stretching from the middle of Park Farm, Stanground then having trashed the floodplain, altered the watertable, this massive construction extends all the way over to the windmills by the railway and down to Kings Dyke so actually going way beyond Peterboroughs Unitary Authority borders.
The Site Allocation DPD plan voted for by the PCC Tory controlled Cabinet (NO ONE ABSTAINED) calls for a railway, rail sidings, and huge crane gantries - such as you would find at a massive container port. A much smaller example of what will be certainly be called Magna Park can also be found at Milton Keynes.
For a fuller explanation I suggest everyone has a good look at Peterborough Site Allocations DPD Inspectors Report February 2012 Appendix A Paragraph 156 -161 inclusive (pages31-32) and the updates insertion on Pages 42 and 43 entitled MM19 (SC/37) Page 27 insert after para 4.13. Now this is the new 'kicker', no one saw this one coming:-
"....with a possible ADDITIONAL 33 hectares in the neighbouring district of Fenland."
|Magna Park Meet the new landlord ....|
|...... and his Chairman|