More than 5,000 new homes to west of city

Over 5,000 new homes will be built in Peterborough after planning permission for the Great Haddon development was issued.

The council has approved outline planning permission for 5,350 homes, new schools and community facilities on the site next to the A1 to the west of the city.

Developers will now draw up detailed plans for the site, which has been earmarked for housing for several years.

Councillor Peter Hiller said: “Peterborough is the fourth fastest growing city in the country and we are actively working to meet high housing demand, consistently completing around 1,000 homes a year. Our emerging Local Plan sets a target of delivering 21,315 homes by 2036, so it is crucial that we continue to build at a substantial rate.

“This site has taken time to progress, but due to the tenacity of our planning team professionals we can now look forward to seeing the completion of a major development which will benefit our residents for years to come.”

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