Local Plan Review

The Local Plan Review is proposed to replace the current Local Plan adopted in 2019. The Local Plan sets out the overall approach to development in Peterborough. The Local Plan Review will address a range of issues that include (but not limited to):

  • Climate change
  • Housing
  • Employment
  • Retail
  • Natural environment

Local Development Scheme

A new Local Development Scheme (LDS) (opens Microsoft Sharepoint) came into effect on 26 January 2023. It sets out the timetable and the consultation stages involved in the preparation of a new Local Plan for Peterborough. A monthly live update of progress is also provided.

Issues and Options

The first stage of work will be the preparation of an Issues and Options document, which we will consult on during July / August 2023.

The consultation documents will be available on this page when the consultation commences.

Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report

The Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report sets out the proposed methodology and framework that includes objectives and indicators to measure progress against. This methodology and framework will then be used for the Sustainability Appraisal of the Local Plan.

Call for Sites

In addition to the Issues and Options consultation, we will also undertake a Call for Sites exercise and seek comments on the proposed Site Assessment Methodology. We will look for a variety of sites capable of accommodating various uses such as:

  • Residential
  • Employment
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Green infrastructure
  • Renewable energy
  • Flood mitigation
  • Infrastructure development

You can make submissions by:

Sites can be submitted until 11.59pm on 15 September 2023.

Site Assessment Methodology (opens Microsoft Sharepoint)

Consultee database

If you wish to be entered onto the Local Plan consultee database, to received notifications of consultations and progress of the Local Plan preparation, please let us know:

Local Plan Review - document library

As preparation of the new plan progresses, we will update the contents of the library with new documents as we produce them. The Planning Policy Library (opens Microsoft Sharepoint) contains all the Local Plan Review documents, along with relevant evidence and other documents that support the plan.