Residents can comment on neighbourhood area application

Residents are being asked to comment on an application to designate Werrington as a neighbourhood area which would enable the local community to play a greater part in planning for the future of the area.

Peterborough City Council has received the application from Werrington Area Forum, which is the first stage in putting together a neighbourhood development plan or neighbourhood development order.

The area proposed largely covers Werrington village and Werrington ward in its entirety and extends into part of Gunthorpe. The southern boundary runs from Gunthorpe Road, between Fulbridge Road/Aster Drive and Blackdown Garth, Werrington Brook, the public footpath between Barons Court and Ambleside Gardens and the northern boundary of Campbell Drive playing fields.

Local communities are permitted to guide development within their local area through this plan or order under the Localism Act 2011.

A neighbourhood plan can establish general planning policies for the development and use of land in a neighbourhood, including where additional new homes and offices should be built and what they should look like. Local communities are permitted to guide development within their local area through this plan or order under the Localism Act 2011.

Once a neighbourhood plan has been approved, the city council is legally bound to give weight to it when deciding planning applications.

Residents can submit comments on the application from Wednesday 29 August until 11.59pm on Wednesday 10 October 2018.

Full details of the application, including a map of the proposed area and how to take part in the consultation can be found on the Neighbourhood plans page.

All comments should be submitted by email to planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or sent to:

Sustainable Growth Strategy
Peterborough City Council
Sand Martin House
Bittern Way
Fletton Quays
Peterborough
PE2 8TY

Designated neighbourhood areas currently exist at:

  • Ailsworth
  • Bretton
  • Castor
  • Deeping Gate
  • Glinton
  • Northborough
  • Peakirk
  • Woodston

Ailsworth, Castor and Peakirk all have neighbourhood plans in place.

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