Neighbourhood plans

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Introduction

The Localism Act 2011 introduced the concept of neighbourhood plans and neighbourhood orders, which are statutory plans that may be prepared by a parish council or recognised neighbourhood forum for a neighbourhood area.

Neighbourhood plans and orders are optional. There is no statutory requirement for a plan or order to be prepared for any area.

Neighbourhood planning in Peterborough

A summary of the steps involved in preparing a neighbourhood plan (or order) can be found in the Peterborough Statement of Community Involvement (below).

If you are preparing a neighbourhood plan, or thinking of preparing one, our Frequently Asked Questions below may be of interest. Please contact the Planning Policy Team by email planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or telephone 01733 863872 if you have any further queries.The application forms to designate a neighbourhood area, or to become a neighbourhood forum can also be found below.

Applications to designate neighbourhood areas

There are no current applications to designate a neighbourhood area.

Applications to designate neighbourhood forums

There are no current applications to designate a neighbourhood forum.

Designated neighbourhood areas, forums and emerging plans

Designated neighbourhood areas

There are 11 designated neighbourhood areas in the Peterborough area. This map shows all designated areas and details of each designation can be found in the list below.

Designated Neighbourhood Areas Map

Designated neighbourhood forums

There is 1 designated neighbourhood forum in the Peterborough area.  Details of this forum can be found below.

Emerging neighbourhood plans

Barnack Parish Council consulted on their 'Regulation 14' Draft Neighbourhood Plan from 31 August to 13 October 2020. Barnack Parish council is now considering the comments received and finalising their plan, ready for submission to Peterborough City Council.

Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

Glinton Neighbourhood Plan

Peterborough City Council ran the 'Regulation 16' consultation on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan between Friday 7 August 2020 and Friday 2 October 2020. 

Details of all the responses received can be found below (see document '8_Glinton NP Reg 16 Consultation Responses').

Peterborough City Council has now appointed an examiner to examine the neighbourhood plan. The examiner is David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI.

All updates on the examination will be detailed here.

The examiner will conclude his examination by providing Peterborough City Council with a report which details one of the following recommendations:

  • that the plan can proceed to referendum as proposed;
  • that the plan can proceed to referendum subject to certain amendments;
  • that the plan should not proceed to referendum.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan examination, please contact planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 863881.

Adopted Neighbourhood Plans

Ailsworth

The Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Peterborough City Council in April 2017. It underwent the Regulation 16 'Publication' Consultation for six weeks between 15 May and 26 June 2017.

Following this consultation, the Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan was the subject of an Independent Examination. David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI was appointed to undertake this examination. The neighbourhood plan, supporting documents and all comments received during the consultation were sent to the examiner for due consideration.

The examiner provided his report which concludes that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions, subject to some minor amendments. This report is available to download below. Peterborough City Council agrees with this conclusion and has now published its formal decision statement.

The neighbourhood plan was subject to a local referendum on Thursday 2 November 2017, at which the Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan was supported by 97.7% of those voting. It will now will be ‘made’ (brought into legal force) and forms part of the Development Plan for Peterborough City Council and will be used in making decisions on relevant planning applications.

The neighbourhood plan was formally adopted by Peterborough City Council at its meeting on 13 December 2017.

The neighbourhood plan and supporting documents can be viewed below. Hard copies of the plan and the Decision Statement can be viewed at Peterborough City Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HF, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Castor

The Castor Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Peterborough City Council in April 2017. It underwent the Regulation 16 'Publication' Consultation for six weeks between 15 May and 26 June 2017.

Following this consultation, the Castor Neighbourhood Plan was the subject of an Independent Examination. David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI was appointed to undertake this examination. The neighbourhood plan, supporting documents and all comments received during the consultation were sent to the examiner for due consideration.

The examiner provided his report which concludes that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions, subject to some minor amendments. This report is available to download below. Peterborough City Council agrees with this conclusion and has now published its formal decision statement.

The neighbourhood plan was subject to a local referendum on Thursday 2 November 2017, at which the Castor Neighbourhood Plan was supported by 92.7% of those voting. It will now will be ‘made’ (brought into legal force) and forms part of the Development Plan for Peterborough City Council and will be used in making decisions on relevant planning applications.

The neighbourhood plan was formally adopted by Peterborough City Council at its meeting on 13 December 2017.

The neighbourhood plan and supporting documents can be viewed below. Hard copies of the plan and the Decision Statement can be viewed at Peterborough City Council Customer Service Centre, Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HF, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Peakirk

The Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan was submitted to Peterborough City Council in December 2016. It underwent the Regulation 16 'Publication' Consultation for six weeks between 23 January and 6 March 2017.

Following this consultation, the Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan, supporting documents and all comments received during the consultation were subject to an Independent Examination. David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI undertook this examination and he concluded that the neighbourhood plan meets the basic conditions, subject to some minor amendments. Peterborough City Council agrees with this conclusion and has published its formal decision statement.

Following this decision, the Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan was subject to a local referendum on Thursday 6 July 2017. In this referendum 91.6% of those voting supported the plan being adopted and used in making planning decisions in the Peakirk Neighbourhood Area.

As a result, the Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan was adopted by Peterborough City Council at its meeting of Council on 26 July 2017 and it now forms part of the Development Plan for Peterborough.

The adopted Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan and Decision Statement can be viewed at the Council Customer Services Reception in Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HF between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

Peakirk Neighbourhood plan supporting documents

The Neighbourhood Plan, Decision Statement and supporting documents can also be viewed below: