Werrington Neighbourhood Council represents the area of the former Werrington North and South wards in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire. It covers over 6500 residences from the newer areas to the north to the old Werrington Village Centre.
The Council was established over 40 years ago and its aims are to:
- Represent and promote the best interests of the inhabitants of Werrington,
- Act as a forum for local opinion on planning proposals, amenities, the local environment and the development of the local area
- To improve the environment of the area and the condition of life for its inhabitants by working in partnership with Peterborough City Council and other agencies.
Please contact us with any concerns about Werrington or if you have questions regarding the work of the Neighbourhood Council.
Our next meetings:
7th Jan 2019 (Ken Stimpson – please contact for directions)
4th Feb (Education Centre – including Neighbourhood Forum meeting)
TUESDAY 4th June (AGM)
24th June (post AGM)
WERRINGTON AREA FORUM AND NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING
A neighbourhood plan (NP) is a framework drawn up by a local community for how its area can develop and grow. NPs can vary widely in what they cover, but essentially they are about how land is used and related economic, social and environmental matters. These can include issues such as housing, employment, heritage including open spaces, and transport. The local plan has to go through several stages of discussion and consultation with those who will be affected by it, not only residents but also businesses, workers, students and those who just visit the area. It then has to be subject to independent examination and a local referendum. If supported by a majority of voters, it becomes part of the Council’s Local Development Plan. This legal basis gives a Neighbourhood Plans far more weight than some other local planning documents, and it forms part of the rules which guide the local authority when it has to decide on planning applications.
A Neighbourhood Plan can only be produced by a Parish Council or Neighbourhood Forum (NF). For Werrington Neighbourhood Council to develop a Plan, a Neighbourhood Forum has to be formed with a ‘designated area’.
Werrington Neighbourhood Council sees that a Neighbourhood Plan is important for the village especially to retain the characteristics of the Werrington, over-development of the village and protection of its green spaces. Its intention is to use the Consultation opportunities to engage residents in a wide consultation that will lead to a Neighbourhood Plan, a Community Action Plan and to take views the future of the Neighbourhood Council (including a possible Parish Council). There is a three year programme of funding to assist with the development of a Neighbourhood Plan allowing the consultancy involvement, production of the questionnaires, Community engagement and the production of final Neighbourhood Plan. The National Lottery has also given support to Neighbourhood Planning and Community Consultations in the past.
A prospective Neighbourhood Forum has been formed formally stated as Werrington Area Forum (Neighbourhood Forum) but known as Werrington Area Forum (WAF). In November 2018 the City Council approved the Neighbourhood Area of Werrington (based on the traditional boundaries of Werrington). It is now consulting on the formal approval of the Neighbourhood Forum here. Minutes of the previous Forum meetings can be seen on our ‘Meetings Page’.
.COME AND JOIN THE NEXT MEETING OF THE PROSPECTIVE NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM ON MONDAY 4th FEBRUARY AT THE EDUCATION CENTRE AT 7pm.
NEWS: WERRINGTON NEIGHBOURHOOD COUNCIL IS CROWDFUNDING!
See our news page for more details and click here to reach our crowdfunding page