Meeting on the proposed development at Eyebury Road, Eye

Larkfleet Homes are developing proposals for a development of approximately 280 new homes (30 more than indicated in the Local Plan) to an area of farmland to the east of Eyebury Road. The proposed plan has the entry and exit to the new estate on to Eyebury Road to the south of the Primary School. As part of the proposals Larkfleet are asking for the communities view and will be holding a public exhibition on:

Tuesday 22 May 2018 between 5pm and 8pm.
Eye Primary School, Eyebury Road, Eye, PE6 7TD.

Members of the parish council are hoping to attend and we recommend parishioners attend and make their views heard.

The Local Plan has committed the developer to a high level of engagement with appropriate stakeholders including the local community in development of a Masterplan (below).

Further information on the development and the meeting are available here:


The area of farmland to the east of Eyebury Road (also known as policy LP39.8: Tanholt Farm in the plan) has been allocated for housing by Peterborough City Council in the submission version of the new Local Plan.

The area in orange is whats covered by the Eyebury Road development

A full list of allocations relating to Eye Parish in the current local plan:

  • LP39.1 Cranmore House, Thorney Road, Eye (14 dwellings*)
  • LP39.2 South of Northam Crescent, Eye (17 dwellings*)
  • LP39.3 Land at Guilsborough Road, Eye Green (55 dwellings*)
  • LP39.4 Land east of Fountains Place, Eye (11 dwellings*)
  • LP39.8 Tanholt Farm, Eye (250 dwellings*)

Just to the west of Eye parish are LP35.6 Norwood and LP35.2 Paston Reserve with a combined total of 2,963 dwellings*.

* Dwelling numbers are indicative.

The plan was submitted to the Secretary of State on 26 March 2018. The plan will be examined by an independent inspector. At the time of this post the plan has not yet been ‘signed off’.

The area of land proposed for development.

The Peterborough Local Plan required that a master plan would have to be produced prior to the approval of detailed proposals for the Eyebury Road development. Policy LP40 below set out those guiding principles.

Policy LP40: Tanholt Farm, Eye

Prior to the approval of detailed proposals for the site at Tanholt Farm, Eye (Site LP39.8) an outline planning application comprising, amongst other matters, a comprehensive masterplan for the whole area should be submitted and approved by the council.

In developing the masterplan there should be a high level of engagement with appropriate stakeholders including the local community.

The masterplan, together with other material submitted with an outline planning application, should demonstrate achieving the following key principles:

  • The scale of residential development will be subject to a detailed Transport Assessment and Travel Plan which will demonstrate that the quantity of homes proposed is deliverable taking account of; safe and suitable access to the site; and cost effective and necessary improvements to the transport network. It is anticipated that the scale will be around 250 dwellings, but potentially less following the outcome of the transport assessment;
  • A residential led scheme, of a range of types and tenures that meet needs and respects the surrounding context;
  • The quality of life of adjacent users, especially residential users which abut the site, should be respected;
  • Ensuring satisfactory provision of education facilities are available, and if not, address these deficiencies on-site;
  • Provision of wider community facilities as identified through consultation with the wider Eye community (subject to viability, deliverability and consideration of long term management of such facilities);
  • Careful consideration of vehicular access to and from the site, the traffic implications for wider Eye area and junctions on the A47;
  • Provision, including potential off-site provision (secured by legal agreement), of high quality access for pedestrians and cyclists from, and within, the site to the key community facilities and services in Eye; and
  • Details of the long term governance structure for the development, addressing issues such as community involvement and engagement and any financial arrangements to ensure long term viability of facilities.

With the exception of minor proposals of very limited consequence to the overall redevelopment of the entire site, the council will not approve any detailed planning proposals for any parts of the site until, and subsequently in accordance with, a comprehensive planning permission for the entire site has been achieved (including any agreed Planning Obligation to ensure specific elements of the wider scheme are guaranteed to be delivered).

Eye Community Speedwatch

Eye Community Speedwatch is a community led initiative to reduce speeding vehicles and make our village safer.

The Eye Speedwatch scheme needs volunteers now to get actively involved in monitoring the speed of vehicles travelling through our village. The owner of any vehicle seen exceeding the speed limit is sent an advisory letter by the Constabulary, explaining that speeding is unacceptable and asking them to be more considerate. It’s not enforcement, it’s about educating road users to drive safely and to be made aware of the dangers of speeding.

There’s no time commitment. We run sessions when we can, and it only takes an hour of your time to attend. If you would like more information on how to help make our village safer please call The Parish Council on 01733 222037 or email –

pdf Speedwatch Poster.

You can read more about the scheme here:

Peterborough Local Plan

Peterborough City Council is developing a new Local Plan (2016 to 2036). The plan sets out a vision for growth and identifies the quantity and sites for new housing, community facilities, shops and employment. Its policies will be the basis for planning decisions. This post will be update as the plan progresses.

The new plan will replace the Development Plan Document (DPD) which was adopted on the 18 April 2012.  The original 2011 Core Strategy required the development of approximately 600 dwellings in the villages of Eye and Thorney over the period 2009 to 2026. Sites in Eye were identified for an indicative 389 dwellings (The indicative numbers of dwellings are used to demonstrate how the approximate Core Strategy dwelling requirements can be met. It is emphasised that they are only “indicative”, and do not represent a fixed policy target for each individual site).

  • SA5.1 Land off Thorney Road 2.94ha 158 dwellings
  • SA5.2 Land off High Street 2.57ha 25 dwellings
  • SA5.3 Warehouse Rear of 66 Crowland Road 1.28ha 46 dwellings
  • SA5.4 Land South of Nature Reserve 2.44ha 35 dwellings
  • SA5.5 Land North of Thorney Road, adjacent to Dalmark Group 2.49ha 50 dwellings
  • SA5.6 Land off Crowland Road 1.13ha 25 dwellings
  • SA5.7 Land south of Thorney Road 2.62ha 50 dwellings

In the new Local Plan land for another 250 homes to the east of the village has been allocated – shaded in the darker orange below.


  • Purple – Paston Reserve and Norwood (Residential development with an indicative 3,454 dwellings)
  • Green wedge – A protected area where planning permission will not be granted for any development that would reduce the degree of physical separation between the village and the city of Peterborough.
  • Red – New housing since 2005
  • Light orange – Land allocated in the previous plan but not yet developed
  • Dark orange – Newly allocated development land. Site Ref Info LP39.9 (EYE017Hi) Tanholt Farm, Eye – Site area 13.3 Hectares

The council have already consulted on the ‘Further Draft’ version of the Local Plan which ended on the 9 February 2017. You can view the consultation comments here. The proposed new growth was discussed at the Planning Committee on Tuesday 19 Sept 2017. At the meeting the City Council called for the plan to be deferred due to a recent change in government policy.

If approved it will be voted on at a full council meeting at a future date, followed by six weeks of public consultation. The results would then be sent to the Independent Planning Inspector for a Public Inquiry.

Click here for further information.


You can comment on the submission version of the Local Plan here until 11:59pm on 20 February 2018:

Related pages:

Neighbourhood Projects 2016/17

The Former Community Leadership Fund (CLF) for 2016/2017 now has a total of £1,000 available for this year. Applications are invited for spending on capital Neighbourhood Projects in the village of Eye.

Further information on the CLF here.

Applications in writing with full details of the project and the amount applied for by 31 December 2016 to the Parish Clerk at Eye Parish Council, The Leeds Hall, High Street, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UP

Tel:01733 222037  E-Mail: or contact us here.


Wildlife Trust to no longer manage Eye Green Nature Reserve


From 5 September 2016 the Wildlife Trust Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire will no longer be managing Eye Green Nature Reserve.

“The wildlife value of the site has been, and will continue to be, diminished due to an increase in housing development close to the site.”

Read more here:

Update: The parish council met with Darren Sharpe, Natural & Historic Environment Manager, Peterborough City Council and James Collingridge, Amey Partnership Manager at July’s Parish Council meeting.

The City Council will engage with the community and take advice on management from the Wildlife Trust. Recently there has been a lack of funding and investment in the reserve. The tall popular trees have been surveyed and need work on them and some will need to be felled but replacements will be planted. The site is of archaeological interest and Natural England are to visit.

The bridges are to inspected by specialists – one at the rear of the site is low in the water and any remedial action will be taken. The Health and Safety Officer has visited twice. By 5 September 2016 all the signs will be updated and in different languages. Amey will be doing the general grounds work although it maybe difficult in some areas to get the mowers in. There will be a management plan for the nature reserve which will be shared between the Parish Council and the Wardens – the current wardens will remain. Dog fouling continues to be an issue, even with the two bins that are on the site.

At the moment there are brambles/trees and bushes which encroach onto the footpaths. These are cutback every year and a volunteer group can help with this. The work the wardens do is very much appreciated. The intention is to achieve high standards and preserve the characteristics of the area.

EU Referendum polling stations

Scan-160622-0001The EU referendum will be held on Thursday 23 June 2016 to decide on the question below:

Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

You can download an Easy Read guide to the EU Referendum from the Mencap website.

If this is your first time voting click here for an easy guide on how to vote.

The polling stations will be open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

There are three polling stations in the village with two in Manor Farm Community. You will need to attend the polling station specified on the card.

EYE1-1 to EYE1-1595 (49) Manor Farm Community Centre, 70 High Street, PE6 7UY
EYE1-1596 to EYE1-3101 (50) Manor Farm Community Centre, 70 High Street, PE6 7UY
EYE2-1 to EYE2-483/1 (51) Mobile Unit, Travelodge Car Park, Eye Green, Crowland Road, PE1 1TT

The count venue for Peterborough is Kingsgate Conference Centre. Estimated time for completing the count is 3am.

For further information click here.

Update 24 June 2016


Eye, Thorney & Newborough: Total: 5,414

  • Remain: 1,846 (34.1%)
  • Leave: 3,568 (65.9%)

Peterborough result: Total: 87,469 (72.4% turnout)

  • Remain: 34,176 (39.1%)
  • Leave: 53,216 (60.9%)

Eastern Region Total: 3,328,983

  • Remain: 1,448,616 (43.5%)
  • Leave: 1,880,367 (56.5%)

Result for the UK Total: 33,551,983 (72% turnout)

  • Remain: 16,141,241 (48.1%)
  • Leave: 17,410,742 (51.9%)

The UK has voted to leave the EU.

The 2016 Dog Microchipping Legislation


On the 6 April 2016 all dogs over the age of eight weeks in England, Scotland and Wales will be legally required to be microchipped and their details registered. If you fail to get your dog chipped, or if the local council picks it up and you are reunited, you will have a short period of time in which to get it chipped. If you miss the deadline you could face a fine of up to £500. Currently, it costs between £20-£30 to have your dog microchipped at the vet.

The idea behind this move, which has been campaigned for by numerous animal pressure groups working collectively as the Microchipping Alliance, a group which includes the British Veterinary Association, the Kennel Club, the Dogs Trust and the RSPCA, is to encourage all dog owners to take responsibility for keeping their pet.

Read more here.

Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2015 – 2016 Local Government Elections

After a review of Peterborough wards by the Local Government Boundary Commission for England (LGBCE) the two wards of Eye and Thorney, and Newborough ward (which includes Eye Green) will become one ward although there will still be three city councillors for the ward.  The new ward will have a population of 6825, forecast to rise to 7330*.  The parish boundary remains unaffected.

On 24 September 2013 the LGBCE started an electoral review of Peterborough City Council. The review aimed to ensure that each Peterborough councillor represented roughly the same number of voters and that ward boundaries reflect the interests and identities of local communities. The previous electoral review for the city was in 2001.

The order (Peterborough (Electoral Changes) Order 2015) to implement recommendations made by the LGBCE for new boundaries in Peterborough, was made on 3 November 2015 and was published 5 November 2015. New ward arrangements for Peterborough completed a 40 day period of Parliamentary scrutiny and will come into force at the local elections this year.

Local Government Elections will be held on Thursday 5 May 2016.


Ward layout pre 5 May 2016 *


Ward layout after 5 May 2016 *

* Final recommendations published for Peterborough