Northminster is included in Peterborough City Council’s Local Plan and is one of the sites referenced in the City Centre Local Development Framework which looks at the city centre overall and identifies and plans key areas to be developed in the coming years.
The proposed site lies between Cattle Market Road to the west, Northminster to the east and Laxton Square to the south. You can see a draft layout of the proposed site below.
The proposed scheme is one that is reacting to the changing face of our city centre, and as this area of the city becomes more residential led, our aim is to bring a new identity for the local community.
Northminster has changed significantly over the last few years, with offices and leisure facilities closing down. More residents based in the city equals more people spending money in the city centre – and that, in turn, is better for the local economy.
The proposed outline planning application would deliver around 350 residential apartments of one, two or three bedrooms in a range of configurations, including two-level maisonettes and three-storey townhouse styles.
Alongside the residential dwellings, the proposal also includes a small amount of commercial space located within the ground floor of the building. Our ambition is for this to be active commercial space in leisure and hospitality – such as bars and restaurants – to contribute to the economic development of the city, complementing but not competing with the main city centre offer.