Plans for 5,300 homes at Great Haddon given go ahead

More than 5,000 new homes are to be built near Peterborough as part of the Great Haddon development.

The city council has backed the plans, which will see three primary schools and one secondary school built alongside the 5,300 homes.

Residents living near the site south of the city had expressed concerns about increased traffic, but only one councillor voted to reject the plans.

Developers hope to start building the houses next year.

Lucia Serluca, the chairman of the planning committee, said it was essential that the infrastructure and amenities were in place before people started moving in.

"Let's not just build the houses and forget about everything else," she said.

"We need to build the houses in conjunction with the educational centre, the retail centre, to make sure the amenities that those residents will have, they have as soon as they live on the development."

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