Local Plan Examination

The Peterborough Local Plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 26 March 2018 for examination. Please see Regulation 22(3) Notice of Submission:

Inspector's Report 

The Inspector, Ms Louise Crosby, has found our Local Plan ‘sound’ (subject to certain modifications) and, in effect, has given permission to the Council to adopt it provided her recommended modifications are incorporated into the final adopted version.

The Inspector's Report and a draft version of the Local Plan incorporating all the Inspector’s Modifications can be viewed below:

The draft Local Plan will be presented to a meeting of the full Council on 24 July 2019, when the Council will decide whether or not to adopt the Local Plan.

Planning Inspector

The independent Inspector appointed to conduct the examination is Louise Crosby MA MRTPI. 

The Inspector will determine whether the Local Plan is ‘sound’ and legally compliant: she is likely to hold Hearing Sessions to assist in reaching her conclusions. The Local Plan cannot be adopted until the Inspector agrees it can be done so.


All Enquiries relating to the examination process should be submitted to the Local Plan Programme Officer who has been appointed to support the Inspector during the examination process.

Contact details:

Email: Programmeofficer@peterborough.gov.uk


Peterborough Local Plan Programme Officer c/o Peterborough City Council
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays


Telephone: 01733 863872


Hearing Sessions 

The Hearings will take place at Bourges Vierson Room, Peterborough City Council Offices Town Hall, Bridge Street Peterborough PE1 1HF.

  • Stage 1 of the Hearings took place in August 2018.
  • Stage 2 of the Hearings will open on Thursday 25 October 2018 at 10am.

Please note the Inspector's deadlines for Stage 2 of the Hearings -

  • Attendance at the Hearings - By 5pm on Friday 14 September 2018
  • Submission of Hearing Statements - By 5pm on Friday 5 October 2018.

As the examination progresses, latest updates and supporting examination documents will be made available in the Examination Library below. 

Examination Library 

Hearing Statements

Stage 1 

All Hearing Statements submitted to the Programme Officer by the end of Friday 13 July 2018 can now be found listed below.

Council Hearing Statements Stage 1 
Respondents Hearing Statements Stage 1

Stage 2 

All Hearing Statements submitted to the Programme Officer by the end of Friday 5 October 2018 can now be found listed below.

Council Statements Stage 2

Respondent Statements Stage 2

Local Plan and supporting evidence

To view the Local Plan and other supporting documents produced by the council, please visit the New Local Plan and Local Plan Evidence Base.

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