Neighbourhood plans

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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.

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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).

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Applications to designate neighbourhood areas

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

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Designated neighbourhood areas and emerging plans

Designated neighbourhood areas

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

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Submitted 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 and supporting documents can be viewed below. Alternatively hard copies of the documents can be viewed at Peterborough City Council Customer Service Centre, Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FZ, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Find out more information about the referendum.

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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 and supporting documents can be viewed below. Alternatively hard copies of the documents can be viewed at Peterborough City Council Customer Service Centre, Bayard Place, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 1FZ, between the hours of 9.00am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Find out more information about the referendum.

Documents

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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

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