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#AsterDrive development visit went well! #Video

by Cllr Darren Fower on 10 April, 2017

What’s this about then? Local residents had a few concerns about a planning application (14/01049/DISCHG), where development was already underway, in regards its impact on their adjacent properties. As a result, I requested that a site visit should take place, with the owner of the land and a Council planning officer. This was kindly arranged. […]

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We need to make the most of the Nene!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 30 March, 2017

What’s this about then? Basically, in the City Council’s recently published, and updated, Local Plan, they point out that: The River Nene is one of the city’s most important assets but it currently fails to maximise its potential for leisure and is poorly connected to other parts of the city centre. So what can we […]

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What’s the issue? Despite millions being spent to “improve” the city centre of Peterborough over the last ten years, and several generic branded outlets opening up, many people in the city, still feel that the night time economy is rather failing? Now it seems the City Council agree! What’s been said? The local authority recently […]

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What’s this to do with then? Peterborough City Council has now published it’s updated Local Plan for 2016 to 2036. In the report the Council talks about 1,600 dwellings at the Norwood/Paston Reserve site, adding that: They want to development it into a “comprehensive development area.” There is a need to provide “convenience goods shopping” and […]

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Manor Drive development work will move forward in the New Year!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 13 November, 2016

What’s up then? According to the latest snippet from Westminster, the next step for the Paston Reserve/Manor Drive development in Gunthorpe, will take place in the new year. What’s been said then? According to Caroline Spelman, the Government’s Second Church Estates Commissioner: They claim to be in regular communication with Peterborough City Council and statutory consultees […]

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What’s the latest then … As reported by the Peterborough Telegraph, the Tory-controlled Peterborough City Council is set to fork out £15,000,000 of tax payers money to get the North Westgate Development back “up and running.” Q: Where are they getting the millions from? A: They’re gonna borrow it …….of course! Weren’t there problems recently? […]

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At a meeting of the Council’s Planning and Environmental Protection Committee (06/09/2016) the planning application for a Micro Pub at Storrington Way, in Werrington, was given the go ahead by councillors. The proposal was as follows: Change of use from A3 to A4 (Drinking Establishment) specifically a Micro Pub. Refurbishment of vacant shop unit, installation of internal […]

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Tory MP for Peterborough slates Tory Council Cabinet member!

by Cllr Darren Fower on 2 August, 2016

Our Tory MP for Peterborough, Stewie Jackson, is obviously no stranger to criticism on his comments, see: Conservative MP under attack from Embarrassing Bodies doctor Christian Jessen for calling his viewers ‘chavs’ Pro-Leave MP tells journalist to ‘suck it up whiner’ over Brexit concerns But his latest eruption, was even a surprise to me! As […]

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Micropub plan for Storrington Way……. #HaveYaSay

by Cllr Darren Fower on 26 July, 2016

Plans have now been submitted for a Micro Pub on‎ Storrington Way‬. There has so far been a mixed response from residents living in and around the area. Some in favour other against. If you would like to submit your comments or view in this application, IT ONLY TAKES two seconds! Simply VISIT HERE! To […]

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Keeping an eye on Brookside play field

by Cllr Darren Fower on 25 March, 2016

It’s four months since the City Council’s planning committee refused to budge on their original permission given on the development of a 3G football pitch on the play field, owned by Voyager School, located in Brookside, just off Fulbridge Road, Werrington. I’ve now spoken with a couple of local residents who live in and around […]

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