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 one designated neighbourhood forum in the Peterborough area. Details of this forum can be found below.

Emerging neighbourhood plans

Helpston Parish Council is currently drafting their Neighbourhood Plan.

Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

Barnack Neighbourhood Plan

Barnack Parish Council formally submitted the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan to Peterborough City Council in December 2020 following completion of their ‘Regulation 14’ consultation on the draft plan.

Peterborough City Council held a 6 week consultation on the submitted plan between 22 January 2021 and 5 March 2021- the 'Regulation 16 Consultation'.

Following the consultation, Peterborough City Council appointed an independent examiner- David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI- to examine the neighbourhood plan. The Examiner's role was to examine the submitted neighbourhood plan and consider whether it meets the 'basic conditions', as required by The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (para 15(1)(d)), as set out in paragraph 8 ((2)(a) to (g)) of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act.

The Examiner's Final Report concluded with the recommendation that the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum, subject to certain modifications being made to the plan (see document 9 below).

Peterborough City Council has considered the Examiner's Report and agrees with the recommendation made. Therefore, the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to referendum. Full details of the Council's decision, as well as details of the modifications, are set out in the Decision Statement below (document 10). The modified 'Referendum Version' of the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan is document '11' below.

The date of the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan referendum will be decided soon: the Referendum Notice, Information Statement, and other specified documents will be published here in due course.

If you would like to be notified of the future stages of the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan, including the date of the referendum and the outcome of the referendum, or would like more information please contact planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 863881.

1_Barnack Neighbourhood Plan_Reg 165.6MBpdf
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2_Barnack NP_Basic Conditions Statement572KBpdf
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3_Barnack NP_Consultation Statement1.52MBpdf
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4_Barnack NP_SEA-HRA Screening_Apr 20202.13MBpdf
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5_Barnack NP_SEA Determination Statement_Nov 2020103KBpdf
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6_Barnack NP_Reg 16 Poster215KBpdf
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7_Barnack NP_Reg 16 Rep Form220KBpdf
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8_Barnack NP Reg 16 Consultation Responses539KBpdf
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9_Barnack NP Examiner's Final Report_April 20211.03MBpdf
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10_Barnack NP_Post Examination Decision Statement_April 21209KBpdf
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11_Barnack Neighbourhood Plan_Referendum Version_April 20215.6MBpdf
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Glinton Neighbourhood Plan

Glinton Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Peterborough City Council in June 2020. Peterborough City Council ran the 'Regulation 16' consultation on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan between Friday 7 August 2020 and Friday 2 October 2020. We received several responses to the consultation: details of all the responses can be found in document '8_Glinton NP Reg 16 Consultation Responses' below.

Following the consultation, Peterborough City Council appointed an independent examiner- David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI- to examine the neighbourhood plan. The Examiner's role was to examine the submitted neighbourhood plan and consider whether it meets the 'basic conditions', as required by The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (para 15(1)(d)), as set out in paragraph 8 ((2)(a) to (g)) of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act.

The Examiner's Final Report concluded with the recommendation that the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum, subject to certain modifications being made to the plan (see document 9 below).

Peterborough City Council considered the Examiner's Report and agreed with the recommendation made. Full details of the Council's decision, as well as details of the modifications, are set out in the Decision Statement below (document 10).

The referendum on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan was held on 6 May 2021: document 11 below is the 'Referendum' Version of the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan (this version incorporates all the modifications outlined in the Examiner's Report). Documents 12, 13 and 14 are the Referendum Notice, Information Statement, and General Information Statement respectively, relating to the referendum.

The result of the May 6 2021 Referendum was a majority vote in favour of the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan: please refer to the document 'Glinton NP Referendum: Declaration of Result' (document 15) below for full details.

The Glinton Neighbourhood Plan will now be presented at an upcoming Cabinet meeting, before being formally 'made' at a Full Council meeting (date to be confirmed). However, the neighbourhood plan comes into force as part of the statutory development plan once it has been approved at referendum- it does not have to be formally 'made' by PCC before it can have effect.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan, or have any queries, please contact planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 863881 (please leave a voicemail if no answer and we will return your call).

1_Glinton Neighbourhood Plan_Reg 1628.44MBpdf
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2_Glinton NP_Basic Conditions5.3MBpdf
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3_Glinton NP_Consultation Statement566KBpdf
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4_Glinton NP_SEA-HRA Screening774KBpdf
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5_Glinton NP_Reg 16 Rep Form276KBpdf
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6_Glinton NP_Reg 16 Poster169KBpdf
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7_Glinton NP_SEA Determination Statement62KBpdf
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8_Glinton NP Reg 16 Consultation Responses6.3MBpdf
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9_Glinton NP_Examiner's Report_16 Nov 200.99MBpdf
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10_Glinton NP_Post Examination Decision Statement_Dec2020205KBpdf
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11_Glinton Neighbourhood Plan_Referendum Version5.12MBpdf
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12_Glinton NP_Notice of Referendum65KBpdf
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13_Glinton NP_Information Statement268KBpdf
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14_Glinton NP_General Information Statement161KBpdf
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15_Glinton NP Referendum-Declaration of Result_7 May 202148KBpdf
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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.

Please note: the joint Castor and Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan website is now closed. To view other related evidence, please contact the parish council.

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.

Please note: the joint Castor and Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan website is now closed. To view other related evidence, please contact the parish council.

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.