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The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - NEWS -

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.

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