Neighbourhood plans


Neighbourhood planning

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 (right).

If you are preparing a neighbourhood plan, advice on possible sources of evidence for your plan can be found in our Advice Note (right).

Statement of community involvement

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Advice Note

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Applications to designate neighbourhood areas

There are currently no applications to designate neighbourhood areas in Peterborough.


Designated neighbourhood areas and emerging plans

Designated neighbourhood areas

This map shows all seven of the neighbourhood areas that have been designated in Peterborough.

Designated neighbourhood areas

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Ailsworth

The whole of Ailsworth parish was designated on the 7 October 2014.

Designation notice

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Bretton

The parish of Bretton was designated as a neighbourhood area on 22 October 2013.

Designation notice

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Castor

Castor parish was designated as a neighbourhood area on 2 September 2014.

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Deeping Gate

The whole of Deeping Gate parish was designated as a neighbourhood area on on 11 June 2013.

Designation notice

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Glinton

Peterborough City Council designated the Glinton neighbourhood area on 11 June 2013.

Designation notice

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Northborough

Peterborough City Council designated the parish of Northborough as a neighbourhood area on 11 June 2013.

Designation notice

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Peakirk

The parish of Peakirk was designated as a neighbourhood area on 11 June 2013.

Designation notice

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Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

Ailsworth

Ailsworth Parish Council submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan to the City Council in April 2017. Following this submission, the proposed plan was subject to a six week public consultation from Monday 15 May to Monday 26 June 2017.

Following this consultation, the Ailsworth Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for independent examination by David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI.  The plan and supporting documents and representations received during the consultation have been sent to the examiner.

If the plan is successful at examination it will be the subject of a local referendum and if it is supported at this referendum the Ailsworth 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.

Documents

Submitted neighbourhood plan

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Basic conditions statement

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Consultation statement

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Neighbourhood area boundary

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Letter submitting neighbourhood plan

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Castor

Castor Parish Council submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan to the City Council in April 2017. Following this submission, the proposed plan was subject to a six week public consultation from Monday 15 May to Monday 26 June 2017.

Following this consultation, the Castor Neighbourhood Plan was submitted for independent examination by David Kaiserman BA DipTP MRTPI.  The plan and supporting documents and representations received during the consultation have been sent to the examiner.

If the plan is successful at examination it will be the subject of a local referendum and if it is supported at this referendum the Castor 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.

Documents

Submitted neighbourhood plan

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Basic conditions statement

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Consultation statement

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Neighbourhood area boundary

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Letter submitting neighbourhood plan

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Adopted Neighbourhood Plans 

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 Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FZ between Monday and Friday 9am to 5pm (excluding bank holidays)

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

Core documents

Adopted Peakirk Neighbourhood Plan

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Result of Referendum

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Post Referendum Decision Statement

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Examiner's report

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Decision statement

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Basic conditions statement

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