Adopted Local Plan: development documents

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Core Strategy

The Peterborough Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) was adopted on 23 February 2011.

It is a statutory Local Plan which sets out the overall approach to development in Peterborough to 2026 and beyond.


Site Allocations

The Peterborough Site Allocations DPD was adopted on 18 April 2012 and came into effect immediately. 

It is a statutory Local Plan which identifies and allocates land for new development including housing, employment, retail and other forms of development. It also protects and safeguards land for future uses. It covers the whole of the administrative area of Peterborough City Council other than the city centre.


Peterborough Planning Policies

The Peterborough Planning Policies DPD was adopted on 5 December 2012 and came into effect immediately. 

It is a statutory Local Plan which contains policies that are used to decide whether or not planning permission should be granted for housing, employment, retail and all other forms of development. It covers the whole of the administrative area of Peterborough City Council.


Peterborough City Centre

The Peterborough City Centre Plan was adopted on 17 December 2014 and came into effect immediately.

It provides the framework for the revitalisation and expansion of the city centre over the next 15 years and beyond. It sets out a long-term vision for the centre, with objectives to achieve that vision. It identifies opportunities for a range of commercial, residential, social and transport developments, and outline proposals for environmental and physical improvements to the area.


Minerals and Waste Core Strategy

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Core Strategy was adopted on 19 July 2011.

It sets out the vision, scale and broad location for future minerals and waste management development to 2026 and beyond.

Mineral Safeguarding Areas (Map C)

Minerals and Waste Site Specific Proposals

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Site Specific Proposals DPD was adopted on 22 February 2012.

It identifies the site specific allocations and other mapped policy designations which support the strategic and spatial vision set out in the Minerals and Waste Core Strategy DPD.


Peterborough Policies Map

The Peterborough Policies Map is a statutory document forming part of the Peterborough Planning Policy Framework. It consists of a map of the entire local authority area at a scale of 1:25,000, plus inset maps at larger scales to show smaller areas in more detail. These inset maps show the urban area of the city itself, the city centre and each village.

There's also an online version of the Peterborough Policies Map (December 2012). 

New Local Plan

Peterborough City Council is preparing a new Local Plan, this is an important document as it will determine what Peterborough and the surrounding villages will look like in the future and how it will become an even better place to live, work and visit.The new Local Plan will replace the adopted:

  • Core Strategy (February 2011)
  • Site Allocation DPD (April 2012)
  • Planning Policies DPD (December 2012)
  • City Centre Plan (December 2014)

Emerging Minerals and Waste Local Plan 

Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council have begun to review their joint Minerals and Waste Development Plan. The current Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD) was adopted in 2011 and the Site Specific Proposals DPD was adopted in 2012. These two plans are being reviewed and merged together to form a single joint Minerals and Waste Local Plan for the two areas

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