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.
Peakirk Parish Council has submitted its draft Neighbourhood Plan to the City Council in December 2016. Following this submission, the proposed plan is now subject to a six week public consultation from Monday 23 January to Monday 6 March 2017 in accordance with Regulation 16 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended).
Viewing the Neighbourhood plan
All relevant documents are available for download on this page.
Hard copies of the core documents are available to view during normal opening hours at:
Peterborough City Council Customer Service Centre
St Pega Church
Following this consultation, the proposed plan will be submitted for independent examination and a local referendum. If successful, the Peakirk 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.
Alternatively you can download a printable version of this form. Completed response forms should be returned
- via email to: or
- by post to:
Sustainable Growth Strategy Team
Peterborough City Council
Peterborough PE1 1HF
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