5,000 home Peterborough development progresses after loop road approved
A new road which will help unlock a development of more than 5,000 homes in Peterborough has received planning permission.
O&H Properties has been given the go ahead by the city council for the Yaxley Loop Road off the A15 (London Road).
Planning permission will enable the long-awaited Great Haddon development to progress which is set to deliver a total of 5,350 homes, as well as 9,000 jobs, four schools, three shopping centres and sports facilities near the A1M and A15.
The first homes were due to have been built a decade ago but the scheme has run into difficulties with rival developers struggling to agree on the financial contributions they had to make.
Eventually, it took £4.5 million of government funding for the loop road for progress to be made.
Once constructed on land north of Norman Cross, the road will include two new signalised traffic junctions within the A15.
The planning application submitted to the council stated: “There will be no noticeable increase in traffic using the A15 during the construction of the Yaxley Loop Road. These movements shall be managed and kept outside peak hours.”
Construction is expected to take place from 7.30am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and from 7.30am to 1pm on Saturdays.