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Fenland is one of the most accessible locations in the East of England.

  • North Brink, WisbechNorth Brink, Wisbech
  • Chatteris High StreetChatteris High Street
  • Peckover House, WisbechPeckover House, Wisbech
  • Bevill's Leam and Whittlesey DikeBevill's Leam and Whittlesey Dike
  • Awdry House, WisbechAwdry House, Wisbech
  • Chatteris ClockChatteris Clock
  • Nene Parade, MarchNene Parade, March
  • Buttercross, Whittlesey Buttercross, Whittlesey
  • St Peter's Church, WisbechSt Peter's Church, Wisbech
  • Wisbech architectureWisbech architecture
  • River Nene, BenwickRiver Nene, Benwick

Fenland is a great place to....

Invest - Great opportunities exist for investors to achieve a low-risk return on their investment; supported by a Council that is positively planning for growth.

Be creative and enjoy - New ideas are celebrated and harnessed to build new opportunities and maintain the distinctiveness of Fenland.

Live - There is a spread of allocated residential development sites, set within an attractive and accessible area that welcomes new and growing families. 

Work - A unique place to start and grow a business, with access to allocated commercial development land, a productive labour pool and entrepreneurial spirit. 

Visit - A distinctive and rewarding place to visit, with a range of events; historical, cultural and leisure attractions both during the day and evening.

Fenland has excellent regular direct rail links to Peterborough, Cambridge, Birmingham and Stansted Airport. The strategically important east/west rail route passes through the heart of the district, meaning that London is just over an hour away. The North Cambridge station to serve the Cambridge Science Park is due to open in May 2017 and will provide a 30 minute commute to March. Travel around England and to parts of Wales and Scotland is either direct from the Fenland area or with only one change of train. The A47, A14 and A141 also offer good transport links, with recent investment announced for the A47 and A14.

Fenland's landscape is diverse, offering tranquil countryside and historic town centres. People who enjoy outdoor pursuits (both residents and tourists) enjoy the variety of activities available including boating, fishing and walking. The recent completion of entertainment facilities in Cromwell Park (Wisbech) enhances the existing indoor leisure offer, with a brand new cinema and range of restaurants.

Local schools have benefited from investment from schemes such as Building for the Future, and the College of West Anglia continues to expand its offer. Many small businesses choose to set up in Fenland with construction, agriculture and manufacturing being some of the most popular industries. 

pdf icon Rail and Road Link Map [491kb]

pdf icon Fenland Key Diagram [206kb]

pdf icon Fenland Local Plan - Adopted 2014 [3Mb]