Public consultation launches on Peterborough Local Plan

Residents / 09 Jan 2018

Residents can have their say on the final stage of Peterborough’s Local Plan when it goes out to consultation this week.

The six week public consultation on the Proposed Submission Local Plan will run from Monday 8 January to Wednesday 20 February 2018.

This is the final formal stage in the production of the Local Plan, which sets out the council's planning policies for growth and regeneration of Peterborough and the surrounding villages up to 2036.

Changes that have already been made, following a previous public consultation on the draft document last year include:

  • Overall growth targets reduced to take into account new evidence and the new Local Housing Need target.
  • Open Space standards updated to make it clear how much open space is required both on and off the site.
  • A separate Green Infrastructure policy has been created to ensure a strategic approach to environmental and biodiversity requirements.
  • A new Trees and Woodland policy which includes requirements for new trees and to mitigate the loss of any trees.
  • Removal of the large scale allocation north of Castor and Ailsworth and the associated Country Park.

National targets for Peterborough include the construction of 21,315 new homes between 2016 and 2036, supported by 76 hectares of employment land to be created between 2015 and 2036.

Following the consultation, the Local Plan, alongside the public’s response to the proposals, will be sent to the Secretary of State for the Department for Communities and Local Government early in 2018. The Planning Inspectorate will then carry out an examination of the plan.

Full details of the Local Plan are available on the council’s website.

You can read and comment on the plan and view all supporting documents on the council's consultation portal.

You can also email the comment form, downloadable from the website, to planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or send a copy of the comment form to:

Local Plan Consultation,
Growth and Regeneration,
Sustainable Growth Strategy,
Town Hall,
Bridge Street,
Peterborough,
PE1 1HF.

Copies of the plan will be available in local libraries.