Peterborough Council

A third of the seats in Peterborough were up for election this year. Find out more about these elections.

Election 2018 Results

Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change


Elected in 2018 7 Total councillors 31 Change+1


Elected in 2018 6 Total councillors 14 Change-1

PartyLiberal Democrat

Elected in 2018 3 Total councillors 6 Change+1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 5 ChangeNo results

PartyLiberal Party

Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 2 Change-1


Elected in 2018 1 Total councillors 1 Change+1


Elected in 2018 0 Total councillors 1 Change-1
Councillors change compared with 2016

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Great Haddon homes plans get the green light

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Robert Alexander

Outline planning permission has been granted for more than 5,000 new homes at Great Haddon near Peterborough.

Great Haddon site map

The area has been earmarked for housing development for several years, but needed the agreement of landowners over the infrastructure.

Full plans for the site - including new schools and community facilities - will now be drawn up for Peterborough City Council.

Councillor Peter Hiller, cabinet member for housing, said the emerging local plan has a target of delivering 21,315 homes by 2036.

"This site has taken time to progress and we can look forward to seeing the completion of a major development which will benefit our residents for years to come."

Agreement reached over 5,000 homes plan

More than 5,000 homes will be built in Peterborough after developers reached an agreement with the city council over Section 106 funding for community facilities at the site.

The area has been earmarked for 5,350 homes and new schools for several years, but the original proposal for the Great Haddon development faced delays after the three landowners failed to agree the terms of a Section 106 agreement, which required them to deliver specific community and highways infrastructure at set times throughout the development programme.

Artist's impression of Great Haddon site
Great Haddon Consortium

Two of the three landowners have now signed this agreement, covering 90% of the site and the infrastructure delivery, prompting city planners to issue permission for building work to go ahead once detailed plans have been drawn up.

The Great Haddon site covers about 430 hectares (1,062 acres) to the west of Hampton.

Conservatives regain overall control of Peterborough

The Conservatives have regained overall control of Peterborough City Council after winning the Orton Longueville by-election.

Gavin Elsey (back and centre in the photograph) was elected last night after losing his previous Orton Waterville seat to the Greens in May's local elections.

The by-election was sparked after fellow Tory June Bull stepped down for health reasons six weeks ago, leaving the council briefly under no one party's control.

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The Tories have now regained their control, which they had held since May.

City centre revamp under way

A £4m revamp of Westgate in Peterborough which aims to turn it into a more pedestrian-friendly, vibrant shopping street starts today.

Westgate, Peterborough

It's the latest stage of a multi-million pound project to transform the look and feel of Peterborough city centre and will see the creation of a new traffic layout, a wider pavement along one side and upgraded lighting.

The project, which is expected to take about six months to complete, is the next part of a strategy that has so far transformed Bridge Street, Long Causeway, Cathedral Square, St John's Square, Cowgate, Wheelyard and Midgate.

City councillor Peter Hiller said: "The public realm projects have had a positive impact on the look and feel of our historic centre and have helped to attract new visitors and more businesses which are choosing to make Peterborough home."

Security increased at Peterborough cemetery

Patrols by security guards have been stepped up at a Peterborough cemetery amid reports of thefts from mourners, and anti-social behaviour including drug-taking, spitting on graves and verbal abuse.

The city council said this week it is adding extra patrols by the private security company Kingdom in the area around Eastfield Road cemetery.

Eastfield Road cemetery

"We are aware of concerns of anti-social behaviour, theft from vehicles and vandalism from those who use Eastfield Road cemetery," said Rob Hill, the council's assistant director for community safety.

"Grieving families who visit this area to spend time by their loved ones graves should not be subject to incidents like this and we are treating these concerns seriously."

He said the council was working closely with police and was considering whether to install CCTV.

Labour take seat in Peterborough elections

Nic Rigby

BBC News

The first result in the 2018 local elections for Peterborough City Council has come in.

Labour has taken the Dogsthorpe ward from the Liberal Party.

Peterborough count

Counting starts in East of England 2018 local elections

Nic Rigby

BBC News

Counting has started in the 2018 local elections across the east of England.

About 22 councils are up for election including nine in Essex - all counting tonight.

The count in Ipswich

Also counting tonight are Ipswich (pictured), Cambridge and Peterborough, Broxbourne, St Albans, Welwyn-Hatfield and Daventry.