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