Further three month delay for 5,000 home Peterborough development

Plans showing the location of Great Haddon development to the south of Peterborough. Image: www.greathaddon.com
Plans showing the location of Great Haddon development to the south of Peterborough. Image: www.greathaddon.com

A decision on whether to give a 5,000 home development in Peterborough the green light has been delayed for another three months.

Peterborough City Council had given developers of the Great Haddon development, planned for the south of the city, until Friday, November 10 to finalise their £75 million contributions towards the site’s infrastructure so the key development could go ahead, but despite “positive progress” legal agreements have not yet been signed.

This was the second deadline set by the council, after an earlier cut-off point of September 30 was extended due to “significant progress” having been made.

The council’s planning committee met at the Town Hall this afternoon (Tuesday), where it was agreed to delay any decision until Wednesday, February 28.

It was the planning committee, back in July, which agreed the original deadline of September 30 for the £75 million contributions - known as a Section 106 agreement - to be signed off.

The first of the 5,350 houses at Great Haddon were due to have been built in 2011. The project is also expected to deliver 9,000 jobs, four schools, three shopping centres and sports facilities near the A1M and A15. At the July meeting representatives from the developers - O & H Properties, Marlborough Oasis and Barratt Homes - said an agreement in principle had been reached. This would see O&H build a loop road through the development from Yaxley either when Marlborough had built 500 homes or by the second quarter of 2022 - whichever was later.