From Peterborough Telegraph, 24th January 2015 by Joel Lamy
"Final consent has been given to a controversial proposal which would provide thousands of new homes and four new schools in the south of Peterborough.
The 5,350-home Great Haddon development in Yaxley was approved in March 2013 by Peterborough city councillors.
However, the council’s planning committee asked back then for more details on a loop road entering the development from the A15 at Yaxley after angry objecters had warned of a huge rise in traffic.
However, on Tuesday councillors on the same committee finally gave complete consent to the proposal having been assured that the roads would not be gridlocked.
Agreement was also given to increase the number of affordable houses in the development to 856 (16 per cent).
Councillors were re-assured that there would be a number of routes out of the development for people to use, rather than just the A15, and that Fletton Parkway would be widened to make it a more attractive route for traffic to come in and out of Peterborough."
The Application has been referred to the next meeting of Peterborough City Council's Planning and Environmental Protection Committee, at 1:30pm on 19th March 2103 at the Bourges/Viersen Rooms at the Town Hall.
Latest information on the PCC website
From Stilton's SCAN Newsletter for March 2013:
The Group received notification from Peterborough City Council that the planning application for Greater Haddon will be heard
The Group and individual Parish Councils are still not satisfied with the completed plans and will lodge their objections. The main areas at issue are still:
● Building a greenfield site on the edge of the city before using the brownfield areas that are still available
● The size of the proposed development
● The narrow 'green wedge' that will separate Yaxley from the new township
● Plans for access from the site and the A15 and the Old Great North Road, particularly at Norman Cross (Junction 16 A1(M))
We are grateful to our County Councillors Mac McGuire and Nick Guyatt (who is also a District Councillor) and to Shailesh Vara
MP for a great deal of hard work on our behalf, but the biggest thanks must go to Olive Leonard and to Chris Walford.
REVERSAL OF PLANNING POLICY BY CITY COUNCIL
On December 18 2012, Peterborough's Planning and Environmental Protection Committee voted 5:3 to set aside its own policy that limited the height of any new buildings to 15m. This was to allow Yearsley Group to build a cold storage facility on land at Alwalton Hill (J17 of the A1(M)); part of it is to be 35m high.
The Norman Cross Action Group and several Parish Councils objected on the following grounds:
1. Visual impact. The facility will be visible over a large area.
2. Increased vehicle congestion on the A605, already a dangerous road.
3. The site is designated as the Gateway to the city of Peterborough; the first sight of the city will be an overpowering shed.
4. The employment projections are far too high, given the example of a similar depot in Wisbech. Also, the type of jobs will be filled by local unemployed people.
The Norman Cross Action Group is consulting Shailesh Vara MP to find out how this decision can be challenged.
The following was included in an article in Peterborough Evening Telegraph about Peterborough City Council's 2012 Budget proposals:
"A major £13 million revamp of the A1139 Fletton Parkway between the exit off the A1(M) and junction 2 at Orton Malborne is also scheduled to take place in 2015/16.
"The work will see the carriageway widened off the A1(M) and will link in with the Great Haddon urban extension, off junction 1."
Work has started on the access road to the industrial area, with contractors felling trees on the south side of Junction 1 of the Fletton Parkway (A1139).
Stop Press : 27th September 2011
Peterborough City Council Local Development Framework
Site Allocations DPD Examination
The Government Inspector's Examination in public for Great Haddon is 10am on 5th October 2011 Stuart House, St. John's Street, Peterborough PE1 5DD
Norman Cross Action Group continues to object to the number of houses proposed for this greenfield (farmland) site, and to the traffic problems it will create.
Please show your support for our representatives, Cambridgeshire County Councillor Nick Guyatt, HDC Officer Paul Bland and Sally-Ann Jackson (Campaign for the Preservation of Rural England) by being in the audience.
More details (pdf, 12kb)
Latest information about the campaign can be found in the NXAG September 2011 update