New Peterborough neighbourhood area proposed

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Residents can comment on an application to designate Werrington as a neighbourhood area which would enable the local community to play a greater part in planning its future.

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 proposed area 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.

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 until 11.59pm on Wednesday, October 10. Full details of the application, including a map of the proposed area and how to take part in the consultation can be viewed at https://www.peterborough.gov.uk/council/planning-and-development/planning-policies/neighbourhood-plans/

All comments should be submitted emailed to planningpolicy@peterborough.gov.uk or sent in the post to: Sustainable Growth Strategy, Peterborough City Council, Sand Martin House, Bittern Way, Fletton Quays, Peterborough PE2 8TY or Town Hall, Bridge Street, Peterborough PE1 1HF.