Church Commissioners Written Answer: Disposal of Land

Caroline SpelmanOn 1st November 2016 the Second Church Estates Commissioner, Rt Hon Caroline Spelman MP, answered a written question from Stewart Jackson MP about progress towards disposing of Church land in Peterborough.

Mr Stewart Jackson: To ask the right hon. Member for Meriden, representing the Church Commissioners, what progress has been made on disposing of land at the urban extension at Norwood Peterborough with a view to submitting an outline planning application for residential development to Peterborough City Council; and if she will make a statement.

Caroline Spelman: The Church Commissioners are currently preparing a planning application for an urban extension at Norwood, Peterborough. We are in regular communication with Peterborough City Council and statutory consultees on key technical inputs to support the submission. The application will be made in outline and will be accompanied by an Environmental Statement, which will assess all relevant environmental matters. We anticipate that the planning application will be submitted in the new year.