Nene Park Trust is delighted to share that planning permission has now been granted by Peterborough City Council for a new bridge in Ferry Meadows.
Replacing the 30-year old Pontoon Bridge, a much-loved bridge in the Park but one that has reached the end of its life, the new bridge will combine greater accessibility and enduring structure with a beautiful design by Chris Brammall, highly regarded as one of the leading metalworkers in the UK. To find out more about the design of the new bridge please visit the Nene Park website www.nenepark.org.uk/your-community-greenspace-capital-works
The new bridge forms part of a range improvements to the Park developed as part of the Trust’s Your Community Greenspace project, which are all funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund. The improvements which also include updating the Ferry Meadows welcome area and toilets, making further improvements to the Lynch Lake Community Hub and expanding our facilities for volunteers, will ensure Nene Park remains a welcoming and resilient place for visitors and the people of Peterborough to enjoy the many benefits of being outdoors, all year round, for many years to come.
Member of the project team, Andrew MacDermott said “the granting of permission for the new bridge in Ferry Meadows marks a significant point as all the built elements of the Your Community Greenspace project now have full planning permission in place. The bridge is the first one of these that you will be able to see complete on site. We are hoping this will be in around a year’s time, in the autumn of 2022. We are looking forward to working with all our community partners across the city as we begin delivery of the wider project early next year.”