The Great Haddon Development

Two outline planning applications have been submitted for Great Haddon, a proposed urban extension in the south of Peterborough located between the A1(M), A15 (London Road) and Hampton.
 
One Application (by Great Haddon Consortium) (09/01368/OUT) is for the development of an urban extension comprising up to 5350 residential dwellings; a district centre  and two neighbourhood centres; community and health; leisure; residential and commercial uses. Provision for education facilities (sites for three primary and one secondary school); sports and recreational facilities; site for 5 gypsy and traveller pitches; a range of strategic open spaces including new landscaping , woodland and allotments; and cemetary provision.  Associated highway infrastructure (including pedestrian, bridleway and cycle routes), public transport infrastructure and car parking for all uses. Utilities and renewable energy infrastructure; foul and surface water drainage networks (including SuDS and lakes).
 
The other Application (by Roxhill Developments)  (09/01369/OUT) is for development of up to 65 hectares of employment land. Associated highway infrastructure (including pedestrian, bridleway and cycle routes), public transport infrastructure and car parking for all uses.  Utilities and renewable energy infrastructure, foul and surface water drainage networks (including SuDS and lakes). This employment area is also called 'Gateway Peterborough'.
 
These Applications were subsequently revised; the main revisions to the scheme include:
  • the removal of the bus gate on the A15 London Road
  • removal of the previously proposed Gypsy and Traveller sites
  • a new pedestrian link to Hampton
  • changes to the provision of open space including new woodland
  • alterations to plans for the district centre; and
  • a reduction in the size and reconfiguration of housing parcels nearest to Yaxley
A third application by Roxhill (10/00320/FUL) pertains to construction of a new access from Junction 1 of Fletton Parkway, part dual part single carriageway to serve the Great Haddon Employment Area and the consented Alwalton Hill development.

A fourth application (12/01334/WCPP, 24th August 2012) seeks to raise the allowed building heights on different plots, up to 35m in one location.
Essential Links:
 
Peterborough City Council web page for Great Haddon
(includes the original planning applications submitted in 2009, the planners' 'Initial Statement', the Developers' Response, and the revised plans available for re-consideration in February 2011. Of the 200-odd documents available, the Non-Technical Summary from November 2009 is probably a good starting point; the Committee Report from March 2013 is also worth reading.)
 
The Developers' Great Haddon website
(it's easier to read the relevant planning documents on the News page)