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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 (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 (planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or 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.

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Applications to designate neighbourhood areas

There is currently 1 application to designate a Neighbourhood Area in Peterborough.

Barnack Parish Council has applied for part of the parish of Barnack to be designated as a Neighbourhood Area. The application area matches the boundaries of the parish of Barnack, but excludes the Burghley Estate area.

Peterborough City Council is consulting on the Neighbourhood Area designation application from Friday 14 December 2018 to Thursday 31 January 2019: comments received after this time may not be considered. Details of the application can be found below.

Comments on the application can be submitted either:

  • via email: planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk
  • in writing to: Sustainable Growth Strategy, Peterborough City Council, Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough PE2 8TY

If you have any queries about the application or consultation, please contact us via the email or address above, or on 01733 863872 (ask for Phil Hylton).

Applications to designate neighbourhood forums

There is currently 1 application to designate a Neighbourhood Forum in Peterborough.

The Werrington Neighbourhood Area was designated on 15 October 2018: details of the designation, including map of the area, are in the 'Designated neighbourhood areas and emerging plans' section below.

Werrington Area Forum (prospective neighbourhood forum) is the group that originally applied for designation of Werrington Neighbourhood Area. Following successful designation of the neighbourhood area, the group has now applied to become formally recognised as a Neighbourhood Forum in order to enable them to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for the area.

We are consulting on the Neighbourhood Forum application from Friday 23 November 2018 to 11:59pm on Friday 18 January 2019: comments received after this time may not be considered. Details of the application can be found below.

Comments on the application can be submitted either:

  • via email: planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk
  • in writing to: Sustainable Growth Strategy, Peterborough City Council, Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough PE2 8TY

If formal designation of a Neighbourhood Forum is made, no other organisation or body may be designated as a Neighbourhood Forum for that area until the designation expires (after 5 years) or is withdrawn. If an alternative Neighbourhood Forum wants to put itself forward to prepare a neighbourhood plan for Werrington Neighbourhood Area, it must submit the same information as required by the original applicant within the consultation period.

If you have any queries about the application or consultation, please contact us via the email or address above, or on 01733 863872 (ask for Phil Hylton).

Should you wish to contact Werrington Area Forum with general queries about the group, or about their neighbourhood plan, please contact Sally Weald (werringtonneighbourhoodcouncil@gmail.com).

Please note that all formal comments and queries about the Neighbourhood Forum application and consultation should be directed to Peterborough City Council - not Werrington Area Forum.

Designated neighbourhood areas and emerging plans

Designated neighbourhood areas

There are 10 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. 

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Submitted Neighbourhood Plans

There are currently no submitted neighbourhood plans.

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. Hard copies of the plan and the Decision Statement 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 was formally adopted by Peterborough City Council at its meeting on 13 December 2017.

The neighbourhood plan and supporting documents can be viewed below. Hard copies of the plan and the Decision Statement 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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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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