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are proposed across sites in Norwood and ‘Fengate South’, near to Potters Way.
There has also been a rise of 302 homes to the council’s ‘windfall’ allocation which predicts the number of much smaller one-off developments over the next two decades.
If the revised plan is approved by the council’s cabinet it will then be considered by all councillors in December. If they approve it the Local Plan will then be consulted on again before being sent to the Planning Inspectorate to check it is suitable. The proposal for 2,500 homes north of Castor and Ailsworth, with the A47 in between, was revealed a year ago in a draft of the council’s new Local Plan. The settlement, dubbed the ‘Great Kyne’ would also have included a new country park, employment land and a cemetery.
However, opposition to the plans quickly formed, firstly from MP Shailesh Vara then the Protect Rural Peterborough group which said the ‘township’ would threaten important historical sites and wildlife at the nearby Castor Hanglands. Despite the opposition the development was part of the council’s new draft of its Local Plan in September, but this was deferred after the government said it was seeking a new method for councils to assess housing need. On Tuesday, the council announced that the development was no longer part of its Local Plan.