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

Helpston Parish Council is currently drafting their Neighbourhood Plan.

Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

Barnack Neighbourhood Plan

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

A 6 week consultation on the submitted plan (the ‘Regulation 16’ consultation) is taking place between Friday 22 January 2021 and 11.59pm on Friday 5 March 2021. All comments must be received by this deadline. Late comments will be passed to the appointed examiner and marked as late: it is up to the examiner if he/ she takes these into consideration.

The key documents are available to view below.

Availability of hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan

Barnack Parish Council hold a number of hard copies of the Neighbourhood Plan which it can make available (in accordance with current Covid-19 guidelines) to those who are unable to access the Plan online. Please contact Dr. Margaret Palmer at 01780 740988 or bmpalmer@aol.com.

Hard copies are also available from Peterborough City Council on a very exceptional basis. If demand for hard copies is excessive, or Peterborough City Council’s ability to deliver this service is constrained by the Covid-19 pandemic, PCC may pause the consultation and resume at a later date. Please contact planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 863881 (part time staff member so please leave voicemail if no answer) if you require a hard copy of the Neighbourhood Plan.

Should Covid-19 lockdown restrictions lift sufficiently during the consultation period, hard copies of the Plan will be made available at suitable deposit locations for inspection. Details of the locations will be publicised accordingly.

How to comment on the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan

All comments on the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan must be made in writing and can be submitted via email to planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or via post to:

Sustainable Growth Strategy,
Peterborough City Council,
Sand Martin House,
Bittern Way,
Peterborough
PE2 8TY

You can use the comment form below if you wish, but you do not have to.

All comments made will be publicly available, along with details of your name and organisation (where applicable). Any personal information provided will be processed by Peterborough City Council in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018.

Following this ‘Regulation 16’ consultation, the proposed plan will be submitted for independent examination and proceed to local referendum. If successful, the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan will be ‘made’ (brought into legal force) and will form part of the Development Plan for Peterborough City Council and be used in making decisions on relevant planning applications.

If you would like to be notified of future stages of the Barnack Neighbourhood Plan, including the Council’s decision following the Neighbourhood Plan examination and referendum, or would like more information please contact planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 01733 863881.

Glinton Neighbourhood Plan

Glinton Parish Council submitted their Neighbourhood Plan to Peterborough City Council (PCC) earlier this year. PCC 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, PCC 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 has now issued his Final Report to PCC (see document 9 below). The Report concludes with the recommendation that the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan proceed to referendum, subject to certain modifications being made to the plan.

PCC has considered the Examiner's Report and agrees with the recommendation made. Therefore, the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan will proceed to referendum. Full details of the Council's decision, as well as details of the plan modifications, and details of the implications of the Covid-19 pandemic on the referendum, are set out in the Decision Statement below (document 10).

PCC is currently working with Glinton Parish Council to make the revisions to the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan ahead of the referendum. The revised 'Referendum Version' of the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan will be added to this webpage once complete.

If you would like to be kept up to date on the Glinton Neighbourhood Plan, 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.

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

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.

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

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: