Council sides with Cambridge

PUBLISHED: 12:33 05 January 2007 | UPDATED: 22:28 28 May 2010

THE Peterborough effect has been rejected by Fenland Council in preference to aligning itself economically with Cambridge. The district council decided that after nine years as a member of the Peterborough Regional Economic Partnership, it would be bett

THE 'Peterborough effect' has been rejected by Fenland Council in preference to aligning itself economically with Cambridge.

The district council decided that after nine years as a member of the Peterborough Regional Economic Partnership, it would be better off joining the Greater Cambridge Partnership.

"Fenland is looking to beef up its traditional low-wage, low-skilled economic base with more hi-tech jobs that will keep Fenland's young people living in the area," said a council spokesman. "Cambridge is a booming area and needs room to expand it's hi-tech growth.

"Fenland is already looking to increase its economic diversity by attract high-tech business."

The council says Cambridge fits the bill, although officers will still maintain contacts with the Peterborough partnership.

Council leader, Councillor Geoff Harper said: "It has been an important decision that will shape the future of Fenland for the foreseeable future.


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