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6. Main Modifications to the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan

Comments are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only.

The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (RD/MC/010[1]); this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

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Local Plan Page

Policy / Paragraph

Proposed Modification

Chapter 1: Introduction

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After paragraph 1.17

Add new Policy LP/1 and supporting text (new paragraph 1.17a) as follows:

INSERTED:'Policy LP/1: Superseded Policies referred to in Adopted Area Action Plans

Where policies of the Local Development Framework referred to in adopted Area Action Plans are superseded by policies of this Local Plan, the more up to date Local Plan polices will be applied, as set out in Appendix Ba.

1.17a The adopted Area Action Plans remain part of the development plan, and in places make reference to policies in other parts of the Local Development Framework, in particular the Core Strategy DPD and Development Control Policies DPD. For clarity on the policies to be applied in decision making involving the Area Action Plan sites, where reference is made in an Area Action Plan to a policy elsewhere in the Local Development Framework, the replacement policy in the Local Plan will apply. A schedule is included in Appendix Ba of the plan, identifying the relevant references in the adopted Area Action Plans that are superseded by the Local Plan and the Local Plan policies that will be applied.'

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After Paragraph 1.20

Add two new paragraphs after paragraph 1.20 to read:

INSERTED:'Strategic policies and neighbourhood planning

1.21 There is a list of basic conditions in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 that must be met by a Neighbourhood Plan before it can be successful at independent examination and ultimately adopted by a Local Planning Authority. One of these is that any draft Neighbourhood Plan must be in "general conformity" with the strategic policies contained in the development plan for the district. According to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) a local planning authority should set out clearly the strategic policies for their area (paragraph 184).

1.22 The Council has therefore used the guidance provided within the NPPF and in the National Planning Practice Guidance to define the strategic policies in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan. Appendix D includes a list of the identified strategic policies to provide clarity for neighbourhood plan purposes.'

Chapter 2: Spatial Strategy

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Add new paragraph to paragraph 2.17, 3rd bullet point

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/C; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Paragraph 2.17, 3rd bullet point: add new 5th paragraph to read:

INSERTED 2015:'In response to issues raised by the Inspectors during the Local Plan Examination, the Councils commissioned a new independent Inner Green Belt Review in 2015. This also concluded that beyond those locations already identified in the submission Local Plans it is unlikely that any development could be accommodated without substantial harm to Green Belt purposes (in most locations around the edge of the City). Additional work was carried to consider sites on the edge of Cambridge on an equal basis with other sites, through transport modelling and Sustainability Appraisal. INSERTED: Work was also undertaken on an updated Infrastructure Delivery Study and Viability Report with a Development Strategy document that drew together the findings of all the additional work. The Development Strategy Update and the Joint Sustainability Appraisal Addendum set out how the issue of Green Belt was considered through the plan making process, meeting the requirements of paragraphs 84 and 85 of the NPPF to consider the sustainability impacts of developing outside the Green Belt compared with removing land from the Green Belt for development. This work confirmed that the approach to the development strategy. Further work was also undertaken to demonstrate that the transport measures necessary to support sustainable new settlements are capable of being delivered. The Greater Cambridge City Deal (now known as Greater Cambridge Partnership) provided a position statement in March 2016 that confirms the City Deal partners are wholly committed to delivery of the infrastructure programme for the benefit of existing and future residents and businesses through the provision of an enhanced transport network that provides good quality connectivity between homes and jobs, including supporting and securing new development provided for in the Local Plans through the delivery of key infrastructure schemes.'

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Policy S/4: Cambridge Green Belt

Add to the end of Policy S/4:

INSERTED:'New development in the Green Belt will only be approved in accordance with Green Belt policy in the National Planning Policy Framework.'

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Paragraph 2.33

Delete paragraph 2.33:

DELETED:'2.33 The Green Belt has also been extended to provide countryside separation between Waterbeach village and the proposed new settlement north of the village based on Waterbeach Barracks and airfield site. The NPPF allows for additional areas of Green Belt to be established if there is a significant change in circumstances, such as the creation of a new settlement. This area will be important for maintaining the village character of Waterbeach, and warrants the level of protection afforded by the Green Belt in order that it remains open.'

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Policy S/5 Provision of New Jobs and Homes

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/H; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend criterion b of Policy S/5 as follows:

'b. DELETED 2015: 19,000 INSERTED 2015: 19,500 new homes, including affordable housing DELETED: and 85 Gypsy & Traveller pitches.

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Paragraph 2.38

Amend paragraph 2.38 to read:

'2.38 The SHMA includes consideration of need for affordable housing. DELETED: Policy H/3 INSERTED: Policy H/9 in Chapter 7: Delivering High Quality Homes requires the provision of affordable housing to respond to an identified high level of need. The Gypsy and Travellers Accommodation DELETED: Needs Assessment INSERTED: 2016 identifies DELETED: an INSERTED: no unmet objectively assessed need for DELETED: 85 pitches to meet the needs of Gypsies and Travellers for the period DELETED: 2011 INSERTED: 2016 to 2031. INSERTED: It identifies a need for 11 plots for Travelling Showpeople. Policies in the High Quality Homes chapter provide more detail on how the needs of DELETED: this INSERTED: these group INSERTED: s will be met.'

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Figure 2: Key Diagram for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/A' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Amend Figure 2 to:

  • SC-MM008a - Add the allocation of a new employment site at Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Policy E/1B) in modification in SC-MM184.
  • SC-MM008b - Amend notification on key to change DELETED: Proposed Science Park Station to read INSERTED: Cambridge North Railway Station

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Paragraph 2.44

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/A' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Modification SC-MM009 is a consequential modification and is therefore also included in this consultation (previously consulted on as PM/SC/2/P). Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Amend paragraph 2.44 to refer to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus site, as follows:

'2.44 Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council jointly reached the view on the extent of change on the edge of Cambridge where only revisions to the inner Green Belt boundary are proposed in the Local Plans including a change to the boundary of the site between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road in South Cambridgeshire for housing that would not increase the overall number of homes currently planned but instead provide more room to ensure a high quality development (see Chapter 3 Strategic Sites, Policy SS/2), and an employment allocations INSERTED: for the expansion of Cambridge Biomedical Campus, and south of Fulbourn Road as an extension to Peterhouse Technology Park (see Chapter 8 Promoting a Strong and Competitive Economy, DELETED: Policy INSERTED: Policies E/1B and E/2).'

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Paragraph 2.45

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/Q; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend paragraph 2.45 as follows:

'2.45 Two new settlements – a new town north of Waterbeach and a new village at Bourn Airfield - and a major village expansion at Cambourne will provide the majority of the additional housing required by 2031. The preference to allocate all three strategic sites was influenced by the long lead in times for new settlements which will therefore come forward later in the plan period and continue developing beyond 2031. Without including a major expansion of Cambourne, a significant amount of development would be required at villages and would result in the sort of dispersed development strategy confirmed as being unsustainable. INSERTED: In January 2017 the Council resolved to grant planning permission for a mixed use development including 2,350 homes at Cambourne West. The timing of development at Bourn Airfield new village has regard to the longer lead in times for the development of new settlements and so that the remainder of Cambourne is well progressed before any development starts at Bourn Airfield. This will also help provide additional flexibility and ensure a continuous supply of house building land. DELETED 2015: The new strategic sites will provide 4,370 homes in the plan period. Waterbeach not starting until towards the end of the plan period has the benefit of ensuring that delivery at Northstowe will be well established before another new town development begins, with about half the town having been built by the time Waterbeach starts delivering.'

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Policy S/7: Development Frameworks

Amend parts 1 and 2 of Policy S/7 to read:

'1. Development and redevelopment of unallocated land and buildings within development frameworks INSERTED: (as shown on the Policies Map) will be permitted provided that:

2. Outside development frameworks, only INSERTED: allocations within Neighbourhood Plans that have come into force and development for agriculture, horticulture, forestry…will INSERTED: be permitted.'

Note: criteria a, b and c to part 1 are unchanged.

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After Paragraph 2.51

Add new paragraph 2.51a to read:

INSERTED: '2.51a A local community preparing a neighbourhood plan may wish to make allocations for community led proposals in a neighbourhood plan that lie outside of the development framework of a village. As such are parish-led proposals the Council is supportive of such developments where they have received community support which means that the proposals is capable of being included in a neighbourhood plan.'

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Paragraph 2.52

Add to end of paragraph 2.52:

INSERTED: 'They perform a function in serving not only the population within the rural centre but also a rural hinterland of smaller villages.'

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After paragraph 2.54

Add new paragraph 2.54a as follows:

INSERTED: '2.54a For the purposes of village classification and related Local Plan policies, part of Pampisford parish west of London Road on the southern end of Sawston will be treated as if part of the Rural Centre of Sawston. It is therefore included within the Sawston development framework boundary and shown on the Sawston Inset of the Policies Map. It is shown as an area covered by another map on the Pampisford Inset of the Policies Map. It remains part of Pampisford parish.'

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Policy S/11: Infill Villages

Include INSERTED: 'Streetly End' in the list of Infill Villages in Policy S/11 part 1.

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Policy S/12: Phasing, Delivery and Monitoring

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/R; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend parts 1 and 2 of Policy S/12 to read:

'1. The Local Plan aims to achieve a continuous high level of housing production throughout the plan period to support predicted and actual jobs growth. INSERTED 2015: The housing trajectories for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire, as updated each year in the Annual Monitoring Report, will be considered together for the purposes of phasing of housing delivery, including for calculating 5-year housing land supply in development management decisions that concern housing development. INSERTED: Five-year housing land supply will be calculated using the Liverpool Method and a buffer of 20%. Housing sites are not INSERTED 2015: deliberately phased. DELETED 2015: with the exception of:

  1. New town at Waterbeach Barracks – to start delivering housing in 2026, unless otherwise determined through a review of the Local Plan;
  2. New village at Bourn Airfield – to not start delivering housing before 2022, unless an undersupply of housing earlier in the plan period is demonstrated such that it needs to come forward earlier, including to provide an adequate 5 year housing land supply.

DELETED: 2. The Council will provide a 5% buffer as part of its 5-year housing land supply, met mainly through windfalls.'

Insert two additional criteria into the list of triggers included in part 3 of the policy:

INSERTED: 'h. Review Development Management processes;

i. Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.'

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Paragraph 2.61

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/T; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend the last sentence of Paragraph 2.61 to read:

'The DELETED 2015: trajectory relies INSERTED 2015:trajectories rely on information about sites which have the potential to deliver dwellings over the next 15 years and beyond DELETED: , taken from the Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment and work on Local Plan allocation sites.'

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Paragraph 2.63

Amend paragraph 2.63 to read:

'2.63 The Council INSERTED: s DELETED: has INSERTED: have a record of providing significant levels of housing and DELETED: has INSERTED: have a significant level of identified housing supply. DELETED: The Council has also continued to maintain up to date development plans. The development strategy in the Local Development Framework 1999-2016 was always expected to deliver fewer than the annualised average number of homes in the first part of its plan period, with higher than the annualised figure in the later years once the major developments come forward, taking account of their longer lead-in periods. INSERTED: The development strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire has been carried forward from previous plans, and includes two further new settlements. DELETED: That was beginning to occur when the recession hit in 2008 and progress on the major sites stalled temporarily. The severe slow down in the house building industry had the effect that in recent years the Council has not had could not demonstrate a 5 year land supply against the Core Strategy 2007 target, particularly impacted by the reducing amount of the plan period to 2016 remaining. Under these circumstances the INSERTED: appropriate methodology for calculating five year housing land supply across the two authorities has been confirmed as being the Liverpool methodology. DELETED: Council considers that the normal 5% buffer is the appropriate buffer for the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan with an end date of 2031. INSERTED: In response to historic levels of delivery, the appropriate buffer is 20%.'

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Paragraph 2.64

Replace Paragraph 2.64 with:

INSERTED: '2.64 Appendix Aa sets out the methodology for establishing housing land supply using this approach. The appendix also includes details of the housing land supply position at November 2017. This shows that the Councils both individually and jointly demonstrate a five year housing land supply based on the housing requirement included in the local plans, and that this is anticipated to continue for the remainder of the plan period. The housing supply data will be updated annually and published in the Annual Monitoring Report.'

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Paragraph 2.65

Amend paragraph 2.65 to read:

'2.65 The plan will provide sufficient flexibility in the range, size, type and location of housing allocations to enable a 5-year land supply to be maintained. DELETED: The Council has fully allocated its housing requirement and has not relied on windfall sites even though it is confident that there will be a continuing supply of housing on such sites. Monitoring since 1999 shows that over a period of five years that South Cambridgeshire averages some 208 homes a year from windfall developments.'

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Paragraph 2.67

Delete paragraph 2.67:

DELETED: '2.67 The housing trajectory shows that delivery above the annualised average is anticipated for the early years of the Plan that more than compensate for delivery below the annualised average in the middle years. Any slippage in the early years provision would smooth out the overall rate of delivery. This is without including any allowance for windfalls, which provide greater reassurance that delivery rates will be achieved.'

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Paragraph 2.69

Delete final sentence of paragraph 2.69:

DELETED: 'A set of indicators has been developed specifically for monitoring the Local Plan; these are set out in Figure 4.'

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After Paragraph 2.69

Insert a new paragraph 2.69a to read:

INSERTED: '2.69a A set of indicators has been developed specifically for monitoring the Local Plan; these are set out in Appendix E. For each indicator, the relevant policy or policies (if appropriate) that the indicator is monitoring are recorded, a target is set to allow progress to be measured, and triggers and actions are detailed to show what will be done if the target is not being met. Some indicators included in Appendix E are not directly related to the specific requirements of policies in the Local Plan; however annual collection of data is important against these policy issues to create an evidence base to inform a review of the Local Plan. These contextual indicators do not include triggers and actions, and instead specify that data will be collected for monitoring purposes only.'

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After Paragraph 2.70

Add a new Paragraph 2.70a to read:

INSERTED: '2.70a As part of the City Deal agreement, the partners committed to "the delivery of an additional 1,000 new homes on rural exception sites" in addition to "the acceleration of delivery of 33,480 homes by 2031". The Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Local Plans set a requirement of 33,500 homes for Greater Cambridge, only once delivery exceeds the level needed to meet the Local Plans requirements can any eligible homes be counted towards the 1,000 additional home City Deal commitment. On 1 September 2016 the Greater Cambridge City Deal Board agreed that eligible homes to be counted towards the commitment should be identified as "all affordable homes (as defined by the national Planning Policy Framework) constructed on rural exception sites, and on sites not allocated for development in the local plans and outside of a defined settlement boundary". Eligible homes will be reported to Government as part of the City Deal process and monitored through the Council's Annual Monitoring Report.'

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Figure 4: Monitoring Indicators

Delete Figure 4 and replace with new Appendix E: Monitoring Indicators.

Refer to Figure 4 and Appendix E at the end of this schedule.

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After proposed paragraph 2.70a

Add new Policy S/13 and new supporting text (paragraphs 2.70b and 2.70c) after proposed paragraph 2.70a as follows:

INSERTED: 'Policy S/13: Review of the Local Plan

The Council will undertake an early review of the Local Plan to commence before the end of 2019 and with submission to the Secretary of State for examination anticipated by the end of Summer 2022. The new Local Plan will be prepared jointly by Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire Councils for their combined districts (Greater Cambridge). Specific matters to be addressed by the review include the following:

a. an updated assessment of housing needs.

b. the progress being made towards implementation of the spatial strategy for Greater Cambridge, in particular the new settlements at Waterbeach and Bourn Airfield.

c. working with the local housing authority, consideration of the implications of an assessment, required by the Housing Act 1985, as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016, of the needs of people residing in or resorting to their district with respect to the provision of sites on which caravans can be stationed.

2.70b Through the Greater Cambridge City Deal the Councils committed to an early review of their local plans beginning in 2019. This was in order to establish what impact the anticipated changed infrastructure landscape and economic growth in the area might have on housing need and other aspects of spatial and transport planning. In addition during the public examination hearings into the Local Plan a number of issues were highlighted for specific attention in the next review of the Local Plans. These relate to the assessment of housing needs, progress in delivering the development strategy and in particular the new settlements, and provision to meet the requirements of caravan dwellers. Policy S/13 accordingly requires that the next full review of the Local Plan should start in 2019 with submission for examination anticipated by the end of Summer 2022.

2.70c Furthermore, a non-statutory spatial plan is being prepared for the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. It is expected that, although non-statutory, the spatial plan will provide a strategy for the wider area that will inform the form and content of the joint local plan and should therefore precede its preparation.'

Chapter 3: Strategic Sites

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend criterion 2b. of Policy SS/2 to read:

'b. DELETED: Design Guides / Design Codes for the each phase of development will be required INSERTED: to be submitted and approved before the granting of the first reserved matters consent, DELETED: as part of applications for the grant of approval for reserved matters to ensure a high quality development.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 4 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'4. Approximately 1,000 dwellings will be provided in South Cambridgeshire DELETED:, INSERTED: . DELETED: t INSERTED: The final number INSERTED: of homes may be higher or lower than the indicative capacity, and will DELETED: to be informed by a design-led assessment with a good mix of house types, sizes and tenures (including affordable housing) attractive to, and meeting the needs of, all ages and sectors of society including those with disabilities.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 5 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'5 The development will provide for an appropriate level and type of services, facilities and infrastructure to meet the day to day needs of the development wither on site or elsewhere in North West Cambridge (within or outside the district), including a secondary school, primary school, local shopping and community facilities. Provision will be through innovative means, including opportunities for joint provision and co-location to provide services which best meet people's needs, are accessible to all and which are cost effective to service and facility providers. INSERTED: Some provision has already been planned within the local centre of the adjoining development in Cambridge including a health centre and supermarket. Provision of other facilities to meet the needs of development in South Cambridgeshire will either need to be made on-site or via contributions for off-site provision. Provision for outdoor sports facilities, provision for teenagers and children, and informal open space, and allotments will be made in accordance with Policies SC/7 and SC/8. DELETED: If the most appropriate location for provision in accordance with the Masterplan for the site are found to lie in the adjoining development in Cambridge City, e.g. in the proposed local centre, the planning obligation will include a requirement for contributions to the provision of offsite services and facilities.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 6 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'6. Development and transport systems will be planned in order to integrate with adjoining development in Cambridge City, to reduce the need to travel and to maximise the use of sustainable transport modes, so as to achieve a modal share of no more than 40% of trips by car (excluding passengers). This will include the provision of DELETED: car clubs, employee travel plans, residential travel planning, and other similar measures INSERTED: which could include car clubs.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 10 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'10. The development will be highly accessible and permeable to all its residents on foot, by cycle and High Quality Public Transport (HQPT), to support non car modes of travel, recreation and health. HQPT will be provided to serve the development, including DELETED: segregated bus priority through the development INSERTED: , which will include segregation if required, linking effectively with the route through the adjoining development in Cambridge City and into the wider bus network. There will be a network of strong internal and external cycle and INSERTED: pedestrian DELETED: footpath links to neighbouring parts of the urban and rural areas.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 11 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'11. A Countryside Enhancement Strategy for the land between Huntingdon Road, Cambridge Road / Histon Road and the A14 retained in the Green Belt will be prepared and implemented to protect existing and provide new landscape, biodiversity and public access enhancements, including hedgerow management and enhancement, measures to protect and enhance wildlife habitats, and new footpaths, cycleways and bridleways including access via DELETED: an INSERTED: the existing A14 overbridge DELETED: to planned routes north of the A14 to connect to the wider public rights of way. Developers will be required to retain appropriate existing features of ecological interest.'

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend the wording of the part 12 sub-title from ' DELETED: Surface Water Drainage' to INSERTED: 'Drainage'.

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Policy SS/2 Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

Amend part 13 of Policy SS/2 to read:

'13. Noise and air quality assessments will be required as part of any planning application. If necessary, development will be subject to measures, which may include planning conditions and / or planning obligations, a landscaped buffer, and layout and design measures, to mitigate the effects of air pollution and noise caused by traffic using the A14 north of the site and Histon Road east of the site. Noise attenuation fencing will INSERTED: only DELETED: not be permitted INSERTED: exceptionally where DELETED: due to the location of watercourses INSERTED: it is demonstrated that landscape bunds are impractical or inappropriate. The length of such fencing will be minimised. Where noise attenuation fencing is permitted, any potential for reflected noise shall be minimised through the use of noise absorptive materials or other surface finishes to the fencing, to ensure no unacceptable adverse impact on nearby communities. The impacts of development on air quality objectives and the designated Air Quality Management Area (AQMA), and the anticipated effects of the A14 Improvements on the nature and extent of the AQMA should also be taken into account. A site based Low Emission Strategy will also be required (see Policy SC/13). Residential development must be outside AQMA. Land within the AQMA can be used to provide noise bunds, water management facilities and open space uses for the wider development.'

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Paragraph 3.12

Amend paragraph 3.12 to read:

'3.12 The site is identified for approximately 1,000 dwellings and associated development, which lies in the Parish of Impington (with the adjoining countryside to the west lying in the Parish of Girton). The site and adjoining land will provide the infrastructure needed to deliver and serve the urban extension as a whole. The notional capacity of INSERTED: 1,000 dwellings is a robust estimate of capacity for the purposes of plan making. The number of dwellings will be determined by a design led approach to deliver DELETED: the original Darwin Green 2 site has been reduced from approximately 1,100 to 900 dwellings in light of concerns that the higher figure could result in densities that are too high and not compatible with achieving a high quality development on this edge of Cambridge, DELETED: and to ensure that a higher figure is not relied on in land supply terms than is eventually delivered. The additional part of the site INSERTED: added through this Local Plan is DELETED: has capacity for approximately 100 further dwellings outside of the AQMA INSERTED: , and is subject to ensuring sufficient space between the development and the A14 for a noise bund, preserving important landscape features and all water management features necessary to serve all parts of the Darwin Green development.'

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Paragraph 3.14

Amend Paragraph 3.14 to read:

'3.14 This rural area provides an opportunity for Green Belt enhancement and a Countryside Enhancement Strategy will be required to demonstrate how landscape and biodiversity enhancements will be achieved in the area as far north as the A14 trunk road to help enhance the quality of the setting of Cambridge and mitigate the impact of development. It will also set out improved countryside access to provide for informal recreation to serve both the development proposed in the City and existing development in this sector of Cambridge. DELETED: This should include a replacement facility for the INSERTED: There is a DELETED: current public footpath DELETED: through open countryside along the administrative boundary INSERTED: between Darwin Green 1 and Darwin Green 2. This route DELETED: that will be incorporated into the development. INSERTED: New routes for Non-Motorised Users will be delivered in the countryside between the site and the A14, as well as pedestrian INSERTED: / cycle use of the A14 overbridge.'

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Paragraph 3.16

Amend Paragraph 3.16 to read:

'3.16 The development will help meet the high level of housing need in the district. This requires balancing the need to make best use of land with creating a high quality urban extension to Cambridge. The final number of dwellings will be determined through a design-led approach and the required Masterplan and Design DELETED: Guides / Codes and the capacity of approximately 1,000 is a notional capacity to be finalised through the planning application process. A range of house types, sizes and mix will also be important in ensuring a balanced community.'

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Paragraph 3.17

Amend Paragraph 3.17 to read:

'3.17 DELETED: Providing substantially more affordable housing in and close to Cambridge is fundamental to the growth area strategy for the Cambridge Sub Region. This is necessary to sustain the growth of the local economy and to ensure that local people are not priced out of the housing market by economic success. The strategic developments are the key to addressing the affordable housing requirements of the area.'

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Paragraph 3.18

Amend Paragraph 3.18 to read:

'3.18 All necessary community services and facilities will be provided by the development, either onsite or through contributions to off- site provision secured through a planning obligation, for example INSERTED: through provision of new facilities or enhancement of existing facilities in the wider North West Cambridge Quadrant. DELETED: in the local centre proposed in the adjoining development in Cambridge City if masterplanning determines this is most appropriate and deliverable. Open space provision will also provide opportunities for enhanced nature conservation value, and will enable quiet enjoyment of the natural environment.'

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Policy SS/3:

Cambridge East

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modifications PM/SC/3/A to PM/SC/3/E; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend Policy SS/3 and supporting text to read:

'Policy SS/3: Cambridge East

DELETED 2015: 1. Land at Cambridge East, including Cambridge Airport, shown on the Policies Map, is safeguarded for longer term development beyond 2031. Development on safeguarded land will only occur once flying activities cease and following a review of the Cambridge East Area Action Plan (AAP). Land north of Newmarket Road and land north of Cherry Hinton (to be developed in conjunction with adjoining land in Cambridge), are allocated for residential development within the plan period. Proposals for residential development on these sites, as shown on the Policies Map, will only be supported if:

a. It can be shown that any environmental and health impacts (including noise) from the airport can be acceptably mitigated for residents; and

b. Due consideration has been given to safeguarding the appropriate future development of the wider site.

c. There would not be a safety risk from the continued authorised use of Cambridge Airport.

2. It is anticipated that land north of Newmarket Road will deliver approximately 1,200 dwellings. Land north of Cherry Hinton will deliver approximately 110 dwellings in South Cambridgeshire.

3. This policy replaces Policies CE/3 and CE/35 of the Cambridge East AAP. All other policies in the Cambridge East AAP are retained.

INSERTED 2015: 1. Land at Cambridge East is allocated for development as shown on the Policies Map:

  1. Land north of Newmarket Road will deliver approximately 1,300 dwellings during the plan period.
  2. Land north of Cherry Hinton will deliver approximately 420 dwellings during the plan period (it adjoins land allocated in Policy 12 of the Cambridge Local Plan for 780 dwellings).

2. Proposals for residential development on sites a), and b), as shown on the Policies Map, will only be supported if:

  1. acceptable mitigation of environmental and health impacts (including noise) from the airport can be provided; and
  1. a masterplan is submitted for the development of site SS/3 (1b) and adjoining land in Cambridge (site R47) which safeguards the appropriate future development of the wider safeguarded land; and
  2. the continued authorised use of Cambridge Airport does not pose a safety risk.
  1. Residential development on site SS/3 (1b) as shown on the Policies Map, together with adjoining land in Cambridge (site R47), will make provision for a primary and secondary school, a local centre with community hub, open space and a spine road connecting Coldham's Lane with Cherry Hinton Road.
    INSERTED: Vehicular access to the site will only be permitted via the new spine road, unless needed for emergency access.

INSERTED 2015:

  1. The rest of the Cambridge East site is safeguarded for longer term development beyond 2031. Development on safeguarded land will only occur once the site becomes available and following a review both of this Plan and of the Cambridge East Area Action Plan.
  1. This policy replaces Policies CE/3 and CE/35 of the Cambridge East AAP. All other policies in the Cambridge East AAP are retained.

3.24 Land at Cambridge East was taken out of the Green Belt through the Cambridge Local Plan 2006 and Cambridge East Area Action Plan (AAP) 2008 for the development of a major new urban extension. This was dependant on the relocation of current activities at the airport. Marshall had been actively looking into relocation options for the airport activities since 2006. In 2010, they announced that they did not have a deliverable relocation option and that they intended to remain at Cambridge Airport for the foreseeable future.

3.25 In reviewing the future options for this large site, Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council have concluded that it is appropriate that DELETED 2015: this INSERTED 2015: the site INSERTED 2015: allocated in the AAP remain out of the Green Belt DELETED 2015: and be safeguarded as a strategic reserve of land to be developed at a later date . The corridor of Green Belt running from Coldham's Common to Teversham will remain as Green Belt. DELETED 2015: Policies in the existing Cambridge East AAP will remain other than Policies CE/3 and CE/35.

DELETED 2015: 3.26 This policy replaces both policies CE/3 and CE/35. This policy safeguards the main airport site for longer-term development needs beyond 2031. Were circumstances to change, a review of this policy and the Cambridge East AAP could examine the consequences of the change.

3.27 DELETED 2015: There is potential for residential development for a number of parcels of land INSERTED 2015: There is an opportunity during the plan period to deliver residential development on parts of Cambridge East while the airport remains on the site. INSERTED 2015: A number of specific sites are allocated in Policy SS/3 (1) and Policy 12 (1) of the Cambridge Local Plan (see Figure 7). These were identified in the AAP as capable of coming forward ahead of the Airport site, and potentially without it. Careful consideration of how the on-going airport activities will interact with any new residential use will be neededINSERTED 2015: at the planning application stage to ensure that the new homes have a high level of amenity, and that the continued authorised use of the airport would not be compromised. Any development that comes forward in advance of the wider site will have to be carefully planned and demonstrate that it is capable of working both with and without the wider development, so as not to prejudice the potential delivery of development on the safeguarded land at some point in the future if it becomes available. This policy makes it clear that these areas are not part of the wider safeguarded site and are allocated to come forward for development before 2031. INSERTED 2015: A masterplan for site SS/3 (1b) and adjoining land in Cambridge will be required in order to ensure a comprehensive and coordinated approach to bringing these sites forward for development. INSERTED: The masterplan will take into account the context of the surrounding area, including development proposals on site R41 (Land north of Coldham's Lane, in the Cambridge Local Plan). While vehicular access to the site will be from the new spine road off Coldham's Lane and Cherry Hinton Road, access for emergency vehicles only from alternative points will need to be considered at an early stage.

INSERTED 2015: 3.27a Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council accept that there is an existing need for a new secondary school to serve the eastern part of Cambridge, in response to demographic pressures. A significant shortfall in school capacity across the City is currently forecast from 2018, which coupled with proposed development north of Newmarket Road and north of Cherry Hinton will require the early provision of the secondary school. Residential development on land north of Cherry Hinton should not come forward before there is an agreed approach to the delivery of sufficient school capacity in the area, including land for the provision of a secondary school being made available. As an exception to policy CE/6 of the Cambridge East AAP, the secondary school need not be included in the local centre. In common with practice elsewhere around Cambridge, and in line with national policy on Green Belt, it will be acceptable for school playing fields to be located in the retained Green Belt.

3.27b This policy safeguards the main airport site for longer-term development needs beyond 2031. Were circumstances to change, a review both of this Plan and the Cambridge East AAP could examine the consequences of the change. Policies in the existing Cambridge East AAP will remain other than Policies CE/3 and CE/35. '

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Policy SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend Policy SS/4 title to read:

'Policy SS/4: Cambridge Northern Fringe East and DELETED: land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station INSERTED: Cambridge North railway station.'

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Policy SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend part 1 of Policy SS/4 to read:

'1. The Cambridge Northern Fringe East and DELETED: land surrounding the DELETED: proposed Cambridge Science Park Station INSERTED: Cambridge North railway station will enable the creation of a revitalised, employment focussed area centred on a new transport interchange.'

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Policy SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend part 2 of Policy SS/4 to read:

'2. The area, shown on the Policies Map, INSERTED: and illustrated in Figure 8, is allocated for high quality mixed-use development, primarily for employment within Use Classes B1, B2 and B8 as well as a range of supporting uses, commercial, retail, INSERTED: leisure, and residential uses (subject to acceptable environmental conditions).'

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Policy SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend part 3 of Policy SS/4 to read:

'3. The amount of development, site capacity, viability, timescales and phasing of development will be established through the preparation of an Area Action Plan (AAP) for the site. INSERTED: The AAP will be developed jointly between South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council, and will involve close collaborative working with Cambridgeshire County Council, Anglian Water and other stakeholders in the area. The final boundaries of land that the joint AAP will consider will be determined by the AAP.'

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Policy SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend part 4 of Policy SS/4 to read:

'4. All proposals should:

a. Take into account existing site conditions and environmental and safety constraints DELETED: in this area;

b. Demonstrate that environmental and health impacts (including odour) from the INSERTED: Cambridge Water Recycling Centre DELETED: Waste Water Treatment Works can be acceptably mitigated for occupants;

c. Ensure that appropriate access and linkages, including for pedestrians and cyclists, are planned for in a high quality and comprehensive manner;

INSERTED: d. Recognise the existing local nature reserve at Bramblefields, the protected hedgerow on the east side of Cowley Road which is a City Wildlife Site, the First Public Drain, which is a wildlife corridor, and other ecological features, and where development is proposed provide for appropriate ecological mitigation, compensation, and enhancement measures either on- or off-site; and

DELETED: d. INSERTED: e. Ensure that the development would not compromise opportunities for the DELETED: future redevelopment of INSERTED: the wider area DELETED: land within the AAP boundary.'

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Paragraph 3.28

Amend Paragraph 3.28 to read:

'3.28 Cambridge Northern Fringe East is located within the Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council authority boundaries. INSERTED: The majority of the area is within Cambridge with Chesterton Sidings and INSERTED: part of the St. John's Innovation Park within DELETED: most of the land between Cowley Road and Milton Road is in. South Cambridgeshire. INSERTED: An early review of the site through a jointly-prepared Area Action Plan will ensure a coordinated approach is taken. This will enable the feasibility of development and its viability to be properly investigated and DELETED: A coordinated approach to planning of the area across district boundaries will be needed through a Joint Area Action Plan (AAP) which will ensure a comprehensive approach to redevelopment.'

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After Paragraph 3.29

Add a new paragraph 3.29a to read:

INSERTED: '3.29a Cambridge North railway station will provide a catalyst for regeneration of this area. Early development around Cambridge North station could help create a vibrant area around this key infrastructure to meet the needs of users of the station and bring forward further phased delivery elsewhere within the CNFE area. Planning applications for early phases of development may be made, following submission of the AAP for examination but before its adoption, subject to ensuring that they would not prejudice the outcome of the AAP process and the achievement of the comprehensive vision for the area as a whole that will be established by the AAP.'

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Paragraph 3.30

Amend paragraph 3.30 to read:

'3.30 DELETED: This area forms part of an area of search for a household waste recycling centre to serve the north of Cambridge, and as a location for inert waste recycling. There are also minerals and waste and rail safeguarding areas covering the sidings and other areas of land. Any proposals for these facilities will need to be compatible with other uses in the area. INSERTED: The adopted Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Core Strategy (2011) and Site Specific Proposals Plan (2012) designates a safeguarding area for the existing Cambridge Water Recycling Centre and another for an existing aggregates railhead; as well as a Waste Consultation Area for an existing waste management facility. In addition, it identifies an area of search for a household (waste) recycling centre to serve the north of Cambridge and an inert waste recycling facility. Any development proposals will need to be assessed against the above minerals and waste policies and specifically will need to prove they are compatible to ensure the existing safeguarded aggregates railhead and waste operations can continue without conflict.'

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Paragraph 3.31

Amend Paragraph 3.31 to read:

'3.31 The sidings, in South Cambridgeshire, currently have a number of businesses importing aggregate using the railway that is used for construction and road maintenance in the wider Cambridge area. This provides an important source of building materials for the wider area. DELETED: The operations associated with the on going use of these facilities produce noise and dust and consideration of how these uses will operate in the longer term will be considered in the AAP.'

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Paragraph 3.32

Amend Paragraph 3.32 to read:

'3.32 Exploration of the viability and feasibility of redevelopment of the INSERTED: Cambridge Water Recycling Centre DELETED: Waste Water Treatment Works within Cambridge City to provide a new treatment works facility INSERTED: either elsewhere or at a smaller scale on the current site will be undertaken as part of the feasibility investigations in drawing up the AAP. A reduced footprint could release valuable land to enable a wider range of uses DELETED: to be provided through the release of additional land. Residential development could be created, subject to appropriate ground conditions INSERTED: , contamination issues, amenity and air quality.'

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Paragraph 3.33

Amend Paragraph 3.33 to read:

'3.33 The development of Cambridge Northern Fringe East will require partnership working between landowners and developers, as well as the two local authorities, and Cambridgeshire County Council. INSERTED: Highways England will also be engaged with on strategic road network issues.'

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Figure 5: Illustration of Major Development Areas at West Cambridge, NIAB, North West Cambridge and Orchard Park

Amend Figure 5 as follows:

  • SC-MM052a Amend the title to read: 'Figure 5: Illustration of Major Development DELETED: Areas INSERTED: Sites at West Cambridge, DELETED: NIAB INSERTED: Darwin Green, North West Cambridge and Orchard Park'.
  • SC-MM052b Replace the southern-most blue dot on the Darwin Green site with a yellow star to represent the missing primary school and correct the boundary of the Area of Major Change in Cambridge.

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Figure 6: Illustration of Major Development Areas at Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Southern Fringe

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/A' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Amend Figure 6 as follows:

  • SC-MM053a Amend the title to read: 'Figure 6: Illustration of Major Development DELETED: Areas INSERTED: Sites at Cambridge Biomedical Campus and Southern Fringe'.
  • SC-MM053b Add the allocation of a new employment site at Cambridge Biomedical Campus (Policy E/1B) in Main Modification SC-MM184.
  • SC-MM053c Show schools within the Southern Fringe developments.

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Figure 7: Illustration of Major Development Area and Safeguarded Land at Cambridge East

Amend Figure 7 as follows:

  • SC-MM054a Amend title to read: 'Illustration of Major Development DELETED: Area INSERTED: Site and Safeguarded Land at Cambridge East'.
  • SC-MM054b Add illustration to show 'Proposed Modification to Development site in Cambridge' (to reflect modification to Cambridge Local Plan Policies Map).'

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Figure 8: Illustration of Major Development Areas at Cambridge Northern Fringe East and lands surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

Amend Figure 8 as follows:

  • SC-MM055a Amend title to read: Illustration of Major Development DELETED: Areas INSERTED: Sites at Cambridge Northern Fringe East DELETED: and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station INSERTED: and Cambridge North railway station.
  • SC-MM055b Amend notification on key to change DELETED: Proposed Science Park Station. to read INSERTED: Cambridge North Railway Station.
  • SC-MM055c Extend the Proposed Area Action Plan Boundary (to reflect the modification to the Cambridge Local Plan Policies Map).

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend part 1 of Policy SS/5 as follows:

'1. A new town of INSERTED: approximately 8,000 to 9,000 dwellings and associated uses is proposed on the former Waterbeach Barracks and land to the east and north as shown on the Policies Map. INSERTED: A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be prepared for the new town as addressed at subsection 17 of this policy. The final number of dwellings will be determined INSERTED: through a design-led approach and spatial framework diagram included in the SPD DELETED: in an Area Action Plan (AAP) having regard to:

a. The INSERTED: quantum, location and distribution of development in the town; and

b. DELETED: The land outside the town necessary to maintain INSERTED: Maintaining an appropriate setting for Denny Abbey listed building and scheduled monument.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend part 2 of Policy SS/5 as follows:

'2. The new town DELETED: will be developed to high standards of design and layout which draw on its Fen edge location. The new town will be kept separate from Waterbeach village by an extension to the Cambridge Green Belt INSERTED: will be a sustainable and vibrant new community that is inclusive and diverse with its own distinctive local identity which is founded on best practice urban design principles, drawing on the traditions of fen-edge market towns, which encourages the high quality traditions and innovation that are characteristic of the Cambridge Sub-Region.'

Note – there will be a consequential modification (SC-MM300d) to amend the Policies Map Inset 104 (to delete the Green Belt extension).

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend part 3 of Policy SS/5 as follows:

'3. It will be developed to maintain the identity of Waterbeach as a village close to DELETED: but separate from the new town. Appropriate integration DELETED: to INSERTED: should be secured by the provision of suitable links to enable the residents of Waterbeach village to have convenient access to the services and facilities in the new town INSERTED: but with DELETED: out providing INSERTED: limited and controlled opportunities for direct road access from the wider new town to Waterbeach, DELETED: other INSERTED: with emphasis on connections DELETED: than by public transport, cycle and INSERTED: on foot.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend part 4 of Policy SS/5 as follows:

'4. It will deliver an example of excellence in sustainable development and healthier living, which will make a significant contribution to the long term development needs of the Cambridge area. It will deliver high quality public transport links to Cambridge, including a DELETED: new INSERTED: relocated railway station, to enable a high modal share of travel by means other than the car.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Delete part 6 of Policy SS/5:

DELETED: 6. An AAP will be prepared for the area shown on the Policies Map. The AAP will establish a policy framework for the site, and will address issues and requirements including:

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criterion c. of Policy SS/5 to read:

'The Site:

DELETED: c INSERTED: 5. DELETED: Establish t INSERTED: T he built area of the settlement INSERTED: will be contained within the Major Development Site, and the location of major land uses INSERTED: and design of the northern edge of the new town will ensure DELETED: , having particular regard to ensuring an appropriate relationship with Denny Abbey listed building and scheduled monument.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criterion d. of Policy SS/5 to read:

DELETED: 'd INSERTED: 6. DELETED: Consider INSERTED: The new town will establish an appropriate DELETED: the relationship and interaction with Waterbeach village, and the Cambridge Research Park.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criterion e. of Policy SS/5 to read:

DELETED: 'e INSERTED: 7. DELETED: The provision of a INSERTED: A ll built development DELETED: and formal open space uses INSERTED: will be provided within the Major Development INSERTED: Site DELETED: area shown on the Policies Map. INSERTED: Land outside the Major Development Site can provide other associated uses and mitigation including drainage, habitat compensation and informal open space.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria f. to l. of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: '8. The new town will provide a range of uses appropriate to a new town, including:

DELETED: f INSERTED: a. Residential development of a mix of dwelling sizes and types, including affordable housing, to achieve a balanced and inclusive community;

DELETED: g INSERTED: b. Employment provision INSERTED: of a quantum, type and mix to meet the needs of the town and provide access to local jobs, and support the continued development of the economy of the Cambridge area INSERTED: to be established through an Economic Development Strategy prepared in partnership with the local authority and key stakeholders;

DELETED: h INSERTED: c. Shops, services, leisure and other town centre uses1 of an appropriate scale for a town whilst avoiding significant impacts on vitality and viability of surrounding centres, and not competing with Cambridge as the sub regional centre;

DELETED: i INSERTED: d. A town centre supported by local centres, to ensure services and facilities are easily accessible to residents;

DELETED: j INSERTED: e. Community services and facilities, including health and both primary and secondary school education;

DELETED: k INSERTED: f. Open space, sports and leisure facilities;

DELETED: l INSERTED: g Appropriate provision INSERTED: for and design of waste / recycling management facilities.

Footnote:

1. Main town centre uses defined in the NPPF: Retail development (including warehouse clubs and factory outlet centres); leisure, entertainment facilities the more intensive sport and recreation uses (including cinemas, restaurants, drive-through restaurants, bars and pubs, night clubs, casinos, health and fitness centres, indoor bowling centres, and bingo halls); offices; and arts, culture and tourism development (including theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls, hotels and conference facilities).'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria m. to r. of Policy SS/5 to read:

'Measures to Address Landscape, Townscape and Setting of Heritage Assets in the Surrounding Area, and Deliver a High Quality New Development:

INSERTED: 9. The new town will:

DELETED: m INSERTED: a. INSERTED: Establish and follow DELETED: D INSERTED: design principles to deliver a high quality development responding to local character, but also with its own identity;

DELETED: n INSERTED: b. INSERTED: Provide DELETED: S INSERTED: s trategic landscaping within INSERTED: and beyond the Major Development Site to deliver high quality environs and:

i. provide an appropriate screening of the town in views from Denny Abbey in order to protect the historic significance of the Abbey, and

ii. maintain the village character of Waterbeach;

DELETED: o INSERTED: c. DELETED: Measures to c INSERTED: Conserve and enhance the significance of Denny Abbey Grade INSERTED:1 DELETED:I listed building and scheduled monument, including the contribution made by its setting, the extent and nature of separation from DELETED: built development INSERTED: the Major Development Site and formal open spaces, and protection of key views including to and from the Abbey;

DELETED: p INSERTED: d. Include INSERTED:a DELETED:Assessment, conservation and enhancement of other heritage assets as appropriate to their significance, including non designated assets such as Car Dyke, INSERTED: World War II structures, raised causeways, and the Soldiers Hill Earthworks.

DELETED: q INSERTED: e. DELETED: Identification and INSERTED: Incorporate necessary mitigation to sensitive receptor boundaries, with regard to noise INSERTED: and odour, including INSERTED: from the A10, proposed railway station, DELETED: and recreational activities, INSERTED: and the Waterbeach Waste Management Park to ensure no significant adverse impact on quality of life / amenity and health using separation distances or acoustic earth bunding rather than physical barriers if appropriate and where practicable;

DELETED: r INSERTED: f. Ensure there is no significant adverse impact on local air quality and or mitigate as necessary with a Low Emissions Scheme.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria s. to w. of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: '10. The new town will:

DELETED: s INSERTED: a. Provide a high degree of connectivity to existing corridors and networks;

DELETED: t INSERTED: b. Include areas accessible to the public as well as areas with more restricted access with the aim of enhancing biodiversity;

DELETED: u INSERTED: c. DELETED: Provision INSERTED: Provide and DELETED: retention INSERTED: retain DELETED: of woods, hedges, and water features which would contribute to the character and amenity of the town and help preserve and enhance the setting of Denny Abbey, managed to enhance their ecological value;

DELETED: v INSERTED: d. Consider the multifunctional value of spaces, e.g. amenity, landscape, biodiversity, recreation and drainage;

DELETED: w INSERTED: e. DELETED: Requirement for INSERTED: Carry out a full programme of ecological survey and monitoring, to guide a Biodiversity management plan to provide appropriate mitigation and enhancement.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria x. to ff. of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: 'Creation of a comprehensive movement network:

11. The new town will be founded on a comprehensive movement network for the whole town, that connects key locations including the town centre and relocated railway station to encourage the use of sustainable modes of travel, and includes:

INSERTED: a. Significant Improvements in Public Transport, INSERTED: including:

DELETED: x INSERTED: i. Provision of a DELETED: A relocated Waterbeach station INSERTED: with appropriate access arrangements by all modes to serve the village and the new town;

DELETED: y INSERTED: ii. Provision of a DELETED: A Park and Ride site on the A10 to intercept traffic from the north of Waterbeach, served by a new segregated Bus DELETED: way link to Cambridge;

INSERTED: b. Measures to Promote Cycling and Walking, INSERTED: from the start of the development including:

DELETED: z INSERTED: i. Provision of a DELETED: A network of attractive, direct, safe and convenient walking and cycling routes linking homes to public transport and the main areas of activity such as the town centre, schools and employment areas;

DELETED: aa INSERTED: ii. Provision of d DELETED: D irect, segregated high quality pedestrian and cycle links to north Cambridge, surrounding villages and nearby existing facilities such as the Cambridge Research Park;

DELETED: bb INSERTED: iii. A Smarter Choices package including residential, school and workplace travel planning.

c. Highway Improvements, INSERTED: including:

DELETED: cc INSERTED: i. Primary road access DELETED: to INSERTED: from the A10;

DELETED: dd INSERTED: ii. Additional capacity to meet the forecast road traffic generation of the new town, particularly on the A10 and at the junction with the A14;

DELETED: ee INSERTED: iii. Measures to mitigate the traffic impact of the new town on surrounding villages including Waterbeach, Landbeach, Horningseas, Fen Ditton and Milton;

DELETED: ff INSERTED: iv. A DELETED: Review INSERTED: review of the access arrangements to Denny Abbey INSERTED: and the Farmland Museum.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criterion gg. of Policy SS/5 to read:

' DELETED: Sustainability INSERTED: Sustainable Design and Construction:

DELETED:gg INSERTED: 12. DELETED: Sustainable Design and Construction measures. INSERTED: The new town will incorporate and deliver DELETED: The AAP will identify opportunities to exceed INSERTED: sustainable design and construction standards established by the Local Plan. These measures could include combined heat and power provided from the adjacent Waterbeach Waste Management Park.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria hh. to ii. of Policy SS/5 to read:

'Infrastructure Requirements:

INSERTED: '13. The new town will:

DELETED: hh INSERTED: a. DELETED: Requirements for INSERTED: Ensure the delivery of improvement to any existing infrastructure which will be relied upon by the new town as well as the provision, management and maintenance of new infrastructure, services and facilities to meet the needs of the town.

DELETED: hi INSERTED: b. INSERTED: Make appropriate a DELETED: Arrangements for Foul Drainage and Sewage Disposal.

DELETED: ii INSERTED: c. INSERTED: Ensure the p DELETED: Provision, management and on-going maintenance of sustainable surface water drainage measures to control the risk of flooding on site and which will reduce the risk of flooding to areas downstream or upstream of the development.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criterion jj of Policy SS/5 to read:

DELETED: 'jj INSERTED: 14.

Measures INSERTED: will be required to assist the development of a new community, such as INSERTED: through community development workers.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria kk. to ll. of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: '15. Developers will be required to:

DELETED: kk INSERTED: a. INSERTED: Undertake

DELETED: S INSERTED: site wide investigation and assessment of land contamination and other issues resulting from former land uses, including military use, to ensure the land is suitable for the proposed end use and is not presenting a risk to the environment;

DELETED: ll INSERTED: b.

DELETED: To ensure INSERTED: Ensure that all ordnance is removed from the site in ways that ensure the development can take place without unacceptable risk to workers and neighbours including major disruption to the wider public off site.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Amend criteria mm. to nn. of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: 'Phasing and Delivery:

INSERTED: 16. The delivery of the new town, including any individual phases, must:

a. Be in accordance with the spatial framework diagram set out in the Supplementary Planning Document to ensure a comprehensive development of the site as a whole that will not prejudice the creation of a fully functioning and successful new town.

b. Be informed by appropriate strategies, assessments and evidence reports.

DELETED: mm INSERTED: c. INSERTED:Plan for essential services, facilities and infrastructure to be provided in a comprehensive manner, anticipating future needs, and establishing suitable mechanisms to deliver the infrastructure in a timely and efficient way to achieve the successful delivery of the new town, including the needs of individual phases, DELETED: The process for achieving delivery, INSERTED: and DELETED: including the requirements on developers.

DELETED: nn INSERTED: d. DELETED: Requirements for INSERTED: Make satisfactory arrangements to ensure appropriate engagement and consultation with local people and stakeholders.'

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Policy SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

Add new part to the end of Policy SS/5 to read:

INSERTED: 'Supplementary Planning Document:

17. The SPD to be prepared for the Strategic Site shown on the Policies Map will provide further guidance and detail on the implementation of Policy SS/5. The SPD will include:

  1. An overarching, high level vision for the new town.
  2. Consideration of relevant context including key constraints and opportunities.
  3. The broad location of the components of the new town which are essential to support comprehensive and seamless development. A spatial framework diagram will be included that ensures the creation of a sustainable, legible and distinctive new settlement.
  4. The location, nature and extent of any formal open space to be provided outside of the Major Development Area Site.
  5. Broadly how the development is to be phased, including the delivery of key infrastructure.'

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Paragraph 3.35

Amend paragraph 3.35 to read:

'3.35 This is a long term development opportunity. Development will take place DELETED: towards the end of INSERTED: over the plan period, and DELETED: much of it beyond DELETED: the plan period. In order to create a comprehensive policy framework, and to allow the nature of the town to be established with the local communities and stakeholders, an Area Action Plan (AAP) will be prepared by the Council in close cooperation with stakeholder which will cover the area shown on the Policies Map. This will form part of the development plan, and have the status of a Development Plan Document. INSERTED: The implementation of the new town development provided for by this policy will be informed by a SPD produced in accordance with policy paragraph 17 and the local community and stakeholders will be engaged in its preparation. The policy establishes DELETED:principles INSERTED: requirements and objectives that will need to be addressed in the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD, and subsequently by developers. A full range of detailed assessments will be required, initially at a level appropriate to inform the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD, and ultimately as part of any planning application.'

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Paragraph 3.36

Amend paragraph 3.36 to read:

'3.36 The Policies Map also identifies the Major Development Site, which will accommodate the built development of the new town. This does not mean the whole of the area will be developed. Large parts of it will remain undeveloped and green after the settlement is complete to provide open spaces within the new town and a substantial green setting for the new town, Denny Abbey and INSERTED: Farmland Museum and Waterbeach village. Areas to the north of the town within the area to be covered by the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD will ensure that it will remain physically separate from Denny Abbey. Assessment of the setting of Denny Abbey using DELETED: English Heritage's INSERTED: Historic England's guidance on Setting of Heritage Assets will be required in view of the importance of conserving and where possible enhancing the remote rural and historic setting of Denny Abbey, a nationally important heritage asset, will be a key element of the plan, including having regard to key views and landscape character. INSERTED: There may be scope to provide some formal open space outside the Major Development DELETED: Area INSERTED: Site whilst providing an appropriate setting for Denny Abbey, if demonstrated to be appropriate through the SPD.'

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Paragraph 3.37

Amend paragraph 3.37 to read:

'3.37 Delivery of large areas of green infrastructure will also enable the enhancement of biodiversity within the town, whilst providing a network of open spaces for new and existing communities. Maintaining DELETED: separation with INSERTED: the identity of Waterbeach village INSERTED: as a village close to the new town is also necessary DELETED: to avoid coalescence and the Green Belt has been extended in the vicinity of Bannold Road to ensure this. The nature of the DELETED: remainder of the transition between Waterbeach village and the new town will be addressed through the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend part 1 of Policy SS/6 to read:

'1. Land south of the A428 based on Bourn Airfield is allocated for the development of a new village of approximately 3,500 dwellings. INSERTED: A Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) will be prepared for the new village as addressed at subsection 15 of this policy. The final number of dwellings will be determined through a design-led approach and spatial framework diagram included in the SPD. DELETED: An Area Action Plan (AAP) will be prepared by the Council for the area shown on the Policies Map to guide development of the site. It will be classified as a Rural Centre once built.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend part 5 of Policy SS/6 to read:

INSERTED: '4. DELETED: 5. The Major Development DELETED: area INSERTED: Site, which will accommodate the built development of the new village, is shown on the Policies Map. The area to be planned through the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD is also shown on the Policies Map. This includes additional land to ensure that the development potential of the former airfield site is maximised and to ensure that the new village includes green infrastructure INSERTED: including formal and informal open space, strategic landscaping and green separation, particularly from Caldecote / Highfields to help it fit into its rural setting.

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Delete part 6 of Policy SS/6:

DELETED: 6. The AAP will establish a policy framework for the site, and will address issues and requirements including:

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criterion a. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'The Site:

INSERTED: 5. DELETED: a. Establish t INSERTED: The built area of the settlement INSERTED: will be contained within the Major Development INSERTED: Site DELETED: area, and the location of major land uses DELETED: ; INSERTED: and the design of the edges of the new village will have particular regard to ensuring an appropriate relationship with Cambourne and Highfields Caldecote.'

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria b. to h. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'The Phasing and Delivery of a Mix of Land Uses:

INSERTED: 6. The new village will provide a range of uses appropriate to a new village including:

DELETED: b. INSERTED: a. Residential development of a mix of dwelling sizes and types, including affordable housing, to achieve a balanced and inclusive community.;

DELETED: c. INSERTED: b. Employment development, INSERTED: of a quantum type and mix to meet the needs of the new village to be established through an Economic Development Strategy prepared in partnership with the local authority and key stakeholders. DELETED: to include the existing ThyssenKrupp site, appropriate to a residential area in Use Class B1. Where distant from residential areas the site could also include other employment uses. The AAP will consider how this site can be integrated with the new village;

DELETED: d. INSERTED: c. Shops, services, leisure and other town centre uses1 of an appropriate scale for a Rural Centre, whilst avoiding significant impacts on vitality and viability of surrounding centres, and not competing with Cambridge as the sub regional centre or Cambourne village centre.;

DELETED: e. INSERTED: d. Smaller local centres to meet the needs of residential areas to ensure accessible local services;

DELETED: f. INSERTED: e. Community services and facilities, including health, primary school and secondary school education.;

DELETED: g. INSERTED: f. Open space, sports and leisure facilities.;

DELETED: h. INSERTED: g. Appropriate provision INSERTED: for and design of waste / recycling management facilities.

Footnote:

1 Main town centre uses defined in the NPPF: Retail development (including warehouse clubs and factory outlet centres); leisure, entertainment facilities the more intensive sport and recreation uses (including cinemas, restaurants, drive-through restaurants, bars and pubs, night clubs, casinos, health and fitness centres, indoor bowling centres, and bingo halls); offices; and arts, culture and tourism development (including theatres, museums, galleries and concert halls, hotels and conference facilities).

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria i. to l. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Measures to Address Landscape, Townscape and Historic Setting of the New Village, and Deliver a High Quality New Development:

INSERTED: 7. The new village will:

DELETED: i. INSERTED: a. Establish and follow d DELETED: D esign principles to deliver a high quality development responding to local character, but also with its own identity;

DELETED: j. INSERTED: b. Provide s DELETED: S trategic landscaping INSERTED: within and beyond the Major Development Site to deliver a high quality landscaped setting around the boundary of the settlement to avoid it appearing as part of a ribbon of urban development south of the A428, to maintain the rural nature of the Broadway and ensure separation from Cambourne, and to ensure countryside separation from Caldecote / Highfields and Bourn. DELETED: ; INSERTED: The strategic landscaping along the eastern boundary of the Strategic Site south of the existing employment area will include a substantial and continuous woodland belt along the full length of the boundary to provide a suitable buffer to Caldecote / Highfields, including land within the Major Development Site;

DELETED: k. INSERTED: c. DELETED: Measures to INSERTED: P DELETED: p rotect and enhance the setting of listed buildings near to the site;

DELETED: l. INSERTED: d. DELETED: Identification and INSERTED: Incorporate necessary mitigation to sensitive boundaries, with regard to noise, including the A428, using landscaped earth bunds.

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria m. to q. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Delivery of a Significant Network of Green Infrastructure:

INSERTED: 8. The new village will:

DELETED: m. INSERTED: a. Provide a high degree of connectivity to existing corridors and networks INSERTED: , including through an enhanced network of footpaths and bridleways.

DELETED: n. INSERTED: b. Include areas accessible to the public as well as areas with more restricted access with the aim of enhancing biodiversity.

DELETED: o. INSERTED: c. Retain DELETED: Retention of existing woods, hedges, and water features which would contribute to the character and amenity of the village or separation from surrounding communities, managed to enhance their ecological value.

DELETED: p. INSERTED: d. Consider the multifunctional value of spaces, e.g. amenity, landscape, biodiversity, recreation and drainage.

DELETED: q. INSERTED: e. Take account of DELETED: Requirement for a full programme of ecological survey and monitoring, to guide a biodiversity management plan to provide appropriate mitigation and enhancement.

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Policy SS/6: New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria r. to t. of Policy SS/6 to read:

INSERTED: 'Creation of a comprehensive movement network:

9. The new village will be founded on a comprehensive movement network for the whole village, that connects key locations including the village centre and schools to encourage the use of sustainable modes of travel and includes:

a. Significant Improvements in Public Transport, including:

DELETED: r. INSERTED: i. Provision of a DELETED: A segregated bus link from Cambourne to Bourn Airfield new village across the Broadway, and on through the development to the junction of the St Neots Road with Highfields Road.;.

DELETED: s. INSERTED: ii. Any measures necessary to ensure that a bus journey between Caldecote / Highfields and the junction of the A428 and the A1303 is direct and unaffected by any congestion suffered by general traffic. DELETED:;.

DELETED: t. INSERTED: iii. Provision of h DELETED: H igh quality DELETED: segregated bus priority measures INSERTED: or busway on or parallel to DELETED: on the A1303 between its junction with the A428 and Queens Road, Cambridge.

INSERTED: b. Measures to Promote Cycling and Walking, including:

DELETED: u. Potentially incorporate a Park and Ride facility for the A428 corridor.

v. INSERTED: i Provision of a DELETED: A network of attractive, direct, safe and convenient walking and cycling routes INSERTED: from the start of the development linking homes to public transport and the main areas of activity such as the village centre, schools and employment areas.;

DELETED: w. INSERTED: ii Provision of d DELETED: D irect, segregated high quality pedestrian and cycle links to west Cambridge, Cambourne, Caldecote / Highfields, Hardwick and Bourn.;

DELETED: x. INSERTED: iii. A Smarter Choices package including residential, school and workplace travel planning.

INSERTED: c. Highway Improvements INSERTED: including:

DELETED: y. INSERTED: i. Include m DELETED: M easures to mitigate the traffic impact of the new village on surrounding villages and roads.;

DELETED: z. INSERTED: ii. Provide c DELETED: C onvenient vehicular access, with at least two separate access points to the north west and north east of the site.;

DELETED: aa. INSERTED: iii. Ensure that there will be no direct vehicular access to the Broadway for southbound traffic from the new village DELETED: There will be no direct vehicular access to the Broadway (except buses and bicycles).

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criterion bb. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Sustainability:

DELETED: bb. INSERTED: 10. DELETED: Sustainable design and construction measures. The AAP will INSERTED: The new village will incorporate and deliver DELETED: identify opportunities to exceed INSERTED: sustainable design and construction standards established by the Local Plan. These measures could include combined heat and power.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria cc. to ee. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Infrastructure Requirements:

INSERTED: 11. The new village will:

DELETED: cc. INSERTED: a. Ensure t DELETED: The provision, management and maintenance of infrastructure, services and facilities to meet the needs of the village.;

DELETED: dd. INSERTED: b. Make appropriate a DELETED: Arrangements for foul drainage and sewage disposal INSERTED: , to be explored and identified through a Foul Drainage Strategy. DELETED:;

DELETED: ee. INSERTED: c. Ensure the p DELETED: P rovision, management and on-going maintenance of sustainable surface water drainage measures to control the risk of flooding on site and which will reduce the risk of flooding to areas downstream and upstream of the development.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criterion ff. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Community Development:

DELETED: ff. INSERTED: 12. Measures INSERTED: will be required to assist the development of a new community, such as INSERTED: through community development workers.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria gg. to hh. of Policy SS/6 to read:

'Site Preparation:

INSERTED: 13. Developers will be required to:

DELETED: aa. INSERTED: a. Undertake s DELETED: S ite wide investigation and assessment of land contamination and other issues resulting from former land uses, including military use, to ensure the land is suitable for the proposed end use and is not presenting a risk to the environment.

DELETED: bb. INSERTED: b. DELETED: To e INSERTED: E nsure that all ordnance is removed from the site in ways that ensure the development can take place without unacceptable risk to workers and neighbours including major disruption to the wider public off site.

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Amend criteria ii. to jj. of Policy SS/6 to read:

INSERTED: 'Phasing and Delivery:

INSERTED: 14. The delivery of the new village, including any individual phases, must:

a. Be in accordance with the spatial framework diagram set out in the Supplementary Planning Document to ensure a comprehensive development of the site as a whole that will not prejudice the creation of a fully functioning and successful new village.

b. Be informed by appropriate strategies, assessments and evidence reports.

DELETED: ii. INSERTED: c. Plan for essential services, facilities and infrastructure to be provided in a comprehensive manner, anticipating future needs, and establishing suitable mechanisms to deliver the infrastructure in a timely and efficient way to achieve the delivery of the new village, including the needs of individual phases, DELETED: The process for achieving delivery, INSERTED: and DELETED: including the requirements on developers.

DELETED: jj. INSERTED: d. DELETED: Requirements for INSERTED: Make satisfactory arrangements to ensure appropriate engagement and consultation with local people and stakeholders.'

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Policy SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

Add new part to the end of Policy SS/6 to read:

INSERTED: 'Supplementary Planning Document:

15. The SPD to be prepared for the Strategic Site shown on the Policies Map will provide further guidance and detail on the implementation of Policy SS/6. The SPD will include:

a. An overarching, high level vision for the new village.

b. Consideration of relevant context including key constraints and opportunities.

c. The broad location of the components of the new village which are essential to support comprehensive and seamless development. A spatial framework diagram will be included that ensures the creation of a sustainable, legible and distinctive new settlement.

d. Broadly how the development is to be phased, including the delivery of key infrastructure.

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Paragraph 3.41

Amend paragraph 3.41 to read:

'3.41 This is a long term development opportunity. Development will take place DELETED: in the second half of INSERTED: over the plan period, and DELETED: much of it beyond DELETED: the plan period. In order to create a comprehensive policy framework, and to allow the nature of the new village to be established with the local communities and stakeholders, an Area Action Plan (AAP) will be prepared by the Council. This will form part of the development plan, and have the status of a Development Plan Document. INSERTED: The implementation of the new village development provided for by this policy will be informed by a SPD produced in accordance with policy paragraph 15 and the local community and stakeholders will be engaged in its preparation. The policy above establishes DELETED: principles INSERTED: requirements and objectives that will need to be addressed in the DELETED: AAP INSERTED: SPD, and subsequently by developers.'

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Paragraph 3.42

Amend paragraph 3.42 to read:

'3.42 The DELETED: Plan INSERTED: Policies Map identifies the INSERTED: M DELETED: m ajor INSERTED: D DELETED: d evelopment INSERTED: S DELETED: s ite which will accommodate the built development of the new village and infrastructure to support it. Not all the site will be developed within the Plan period and large parts of it will remain undeveloped and green after the settlement is complete to provide a substantial green setting for the settlement. A wider INSERTED: Strategic Site DELETED: area is identified to be INSERTED: addressed by the SPD DELETED: planned through the AAP. This will allow the consideration of measures to mitigate the wider impacts of the village, such as through strategic landscaping and green infrastructure, to ensure that it will remain physically separate from surrounding villages especially the closest villages of Caldecote / Highfields, Bourn and Cambourne.'

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Policy SS/7 Northstowe Extension

Amend Policy SS/7 to read:

'The reserve land identified in the Northstowe Area Action Plan (AAP) is allocated as an extension to the site of the new town of Northstowe. It will help provide the DELETED: 9,500 INSERTED: 10,000 homes allocated in the AAP at an appropriate density and design and will not increase the overall number of homes.'

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Policy SS/8 Cambourne West

Add to end of policy SS/8 part 2:

'This setting will provide part of the publicly accessible green infrastructure of the settlement, and be well connected to Cambourne's existing green network and the wider countryside, INSERTED: including through an enhanced network of footpaths and bridleways.'

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Policy SS/8 Cambourne West

Amend policy SS/8 part 14 to read:

'14. Satisfactory arrangements being made for foul drainage and sewage disposal INSERTED: , to be explored and identified through a Foul Drainage Strategy;'

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Paragraph 3.50

Amend last sentence of paragraph 3.50:

'The Development must also ensure that it will remain physically separate from Caxton INSERTED: village (the majority of the site falls within Caxton Parish).'

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Paragraph 3.63

Replace paragraph 3.63 with the following:

INSERTED: '3.63 Following the submission of the Local Plan, the Council resolved to grant permission in January 2017 for a mixed use development including 2,350 homes, on a larger site which includes the land allocated in Policy SS/8.'

Chapter 4: Climate Change

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Paragraph 4.4

Amend the forth bullet point of paragraph 4.4 to read:

  • 'Integrating renewable and low carbon energy technologies within a building(s) INSERTED: or delivering community renewable energy projects;'

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Key Facts

SC-MM099a - Amend the fifth bullet point to read:

  • 'Environmentally friendly show homes for new developments have been opened at Cambourne INSERTED: (February 2013) and Trumpington Meadows INSERTED: (August 2012).'

SC-MM099b - Amend the last bullet point to read:

  • 'The district is designated an area of DELETED: Serious Water Stress with areas subject to flood risk.'

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Policy CC/1: Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

Add an additional sentence to the end of Policy CC/1 to read:

INSERTED: 'The level of information provided in the Sustainability Statement should be proportionate to the scale and nature of the proposed development.'

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Paragraph 4.9

Add to the end of paragraph 4.9:

INSERTED: 'Further guidance on what should be included in a Sustainability Statement will be provided in the review of the District Design Guide SPD.'

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After Paragraph 4.11

Add a new paragraph 4.11a to read:

INSERTED: '4.11a The policy requires applicants to submit a Sustainability Statement to demonstrate how the principles of climate change mitigation and adaptation have been embedded within the development proposal. The Council would recommend that in the case of larger-scale developments (100 or more dwellings or exceeding 5,000m2 of other floorspace) that a BREEAM Communities assessment is undertaken as part of demonstrating how they have integrated sustainable design into the masterplanning process.'

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After Paragraph 4.11

Add a new paragraph 4.11b to read:

INSERTED: '4.11b To help local authorities, businesses and other organisations to consider the impacts of climate change and appropriate adaptation, the Environment Agency has published 'ClimateReady' – a set of tools and information to help live with the changing climate, guidance on adaptation, and maps showing detailed climate change information for each river basin district (using data from the UK Climate Change Projections 2009).'

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Policy CC/2: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/4/C; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

Amend criterion 1a of Policy CC/2 to read:

'a. The development, INSERTED: and any associated infrastructure, either individually or cumulatively with other developments, does not have unacceptable adverse impacts on heritage assets (including their settings), natural assets, INSERTED 2015:high quality agricultural land, the landscape, or the amenity of nearby residents (visual impact, noise, shadow flicker, odour, fumes, traffic);'

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Policy CC/2: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation

Amend criterion 1b of Policy CC/2 to read:

'b. The development can be connected efficiently to existing national energy infrastructure INSERTED: , or by direct connection to an associated development or community project, or it DELETED: can be demonstrated that the energy generated would be used for onsite needs only;'

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Policy CC/3: Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in New Developments

Amend part 1 of Policy CC/3 to read:

'1. Proposals for new dwellings and new non-residential buildings of over 1,000 m2 or more will be required to reduce carbon emissions DELETED: (over the requirements set by Building Regulations) by a minimum of 10% INSERTED: (to be calculated by reference to a baseline for the anticipated carbon emissions for the property as defined by Building Regulations) through the use of on-site renewable INSERTED: and low carbon energy technologies.'

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Paragraph 4.16

Add additional sentences to the end of paragraph 4.16 to read:

INSERTED: 'To meet the requirements of the policy, an applicant should design the development to achieve compliance with Part L of Building Regulations, and then use this as the baseline for calculating the amount of carbon emissions that should be met through the provision of renewable or low carbon energy technologies in accordance with the policy. The choice of which renewable or low carbon energy technology to use to deliver compliance with the policy rests with the applicant and should respond to the specific characteristics of the development proposed. Detailed guidance on the implementation of Policy CC/3 and the supporting documents that should be submitted to demonstrate compliance with the policy will be provided in a Supplementary Planning Document.'

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Policy CC/4: Sustainable Design and Construction

Amend the title of Policy CC/4 to read:

'Policy CC/4: INSERTED: Water Efficiency' DELETED: Sustainable Design and Construction'

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Paragraph 4.19

Replace paragraph 4.19 with:

INSERTED: '4.19 The Government has created a new approach for the setting of technical standards for new housing, including relating to water efficiency. The web based planning practice guidance (PPG) states that local planning authorities have the option to set additional technical requirements exceeding the minimum standards required by Building Regulations in respect of water efficiency where there is a clear local need.'

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Paragraph 4.20

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 4.20 to read:

'The Cambridge Water Company DELETED: area is in an area of DELETED: serious water stress as designated by the Environment Agency.'

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Policy CC/5: Sustainable Show Homes

Amend part 3 of Policy CC/5 to read:

'3. It must be as practical as possible for the purchaser to buy the sustainable alternatives as to purchase the standard options and DELETED: unreasonable premiums should not be added for the environmentally friendly options INSERTED: must be offered at a price (including cost of delivery and/or installation) that reflects the same profit margin to the developer as other standard buyer's options or extras.'

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Policy CC/6: Construction Methods

Add an additional sentence to the end of part 4 of Policy CC/6 to read:

INSERTED: 'The level of information provided in the supporting documents, including CEMP or similar document, should be proportionate to the scale and nature of the proposed development.'

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Policy CC/9 Managing Flood Risk

Amend criterion 1a. of Policy CC/9 to split it into two sections - a separate policy element for each sentence, and amend second section as follows.

  1. The sequential test and exception tests established by the National Planning Policy Framework demonstrate the development is acceptable (where required).

INSERTED: a.a. DELETED: 'For undeveloped sites, f INSERTED: F loor levels are 300mm above the 1 in 100 year flood level plus an allowance for climate change where appropriate and/or INSERTED: where appropriate and practicable also 300mm above adjacent highway levels DELETED: where appropriate;

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Policy CC/9 Managing Flood Risk

Amend the first sentence of criterion 1b. of Policy CC/9:

'Suitable flood protection / mitigation measures are incorporated as appropriate to the level and nature of risks, and which can be satisfactorily implemented INSERTED: to ensure safe occupation, access and egress.'

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Policy CC/9 Managing Flood Risk

Amend criterion 1c. of Policy CC/9:

'c. There would be no increase to flood risk elsewhere, and opportunities to reduce flood risk elsewhere have been explored and taken INSERTED: (where appropriate) , including limiting discharge of surface water (post development volume and peak rate) to natural greenfield rates or lower,'

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Paragraph 4.36

Add to the end of paragraph 4.36:

INSERTED: 'A flooding and water management Supplementary Planning Document will be prepared in liaison with stakeholders to assist developers and key stakeholders with the effective delivery and implementation of the policy.'

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Paragraph 4.37

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 4.37:

'The appropriate responsible bodies including the Environment Agency, Anglian Water INSERTED: , Internal Drainage Boards and Cambridgeshire County Council should be consulted, as appropriate.'

Chapter 5: Delivering High Quality Places

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Paragraph 5.2

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 5.2 to read:

'The Local Plan seeks to shape development of all scales, be that small scale rural housing to major new communities, to create sustainable and successful places that protect the special qualities of the district's rural character, whilst using the opportunities presented by development to enhance the built and natural environment INSERTED: , and create vibrant communities.'

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Policy HQ/1: Design Principles

Amend criterion 1b. of Policy HQ/1 to read:

'b. Conserve or enhance important natural and historic assets DELETED: of the site INSERTED: and their setting;'

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Policy HQ/1: Design Principles

Amend criterion 1d of Policy HQ/1 to read:

'd. Be compatible with its location and appropriate in terms of scale, INSERTED: density, mass, form, siting, design, proportion, materials, texture and colour in relation to the surrounding area;'

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Policy HQ/1: Design Principles

Amend criterion 1e. of Policy HQ/1 to read:

'e. Deliver a strong visual relationship between buildings that comfortably define and enclose streets, squares and public places, creating interesting vistas, skylines, focal points and INSERTED: appropriately scaled landmarks along routes and around spaces;'

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Policy HQ/1: Design Principles

Amend Criterion 1f. of Policy HQ/1to read:

'f. Achieve a permeable development with ease of movement and access for all users and abilities, with user friendly and conveniently accessible streets INSERTED: and other routes both within the development and linking with its surroundings and existing and proposed facilities and services, focusing on delivering attractive and safe opportunities for walking, cycling, DELETED: and public transport INSERTED: and, where appropriate, horse riding;'

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Policy HQ/1: Design Principles

Amend Criterion 1n. of Policy HQ/1to read:

'n. Protect the health and amenity of occupiers and surrounding uses from development that is overlooking, overbearing or results in a loss of daylight DELETED: which avoids INSERTED: or development which would create unacceptable impacts such as noise, vibration, odour, emissions and dust;'

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Paragraph 5.6

Amend last sentence of paragraph 5.6 to read:

'Policy HQ/1 establishes a set of fundamental design principles that should be applied to all development to ensure it contributes to social, economic and environmental sustainability and makes a positive difference to people's lives to help provide homes, jobs and better opportunities for everyone, whilst protecting and enhancing the natural INSERTED: and historic environment, and conserving the countryside and open spaces that are important to everyone.'

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Paragraph 5.6

Add the following text to the end of paragraph 5.6:

INSERTED: 'Applicants will be required to demonstrate how their proposals meet the principles of sustainability, by submitting a Sustainability Statement, under policy CC/1 in Chapter 4 Climate Change.'

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Paragraph 5.9

Amend last sentence of paragraph 5.9:

'The Housing Corporation and Urban Design Alliance); DELETED: and Car parking what works where (English Partnerships);RECAP Waste Management Design Guide SPD INSERTED: (Cambridgeshire County Council 2012).'

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Policy HQ/2: Public Art and New Development

Add a new part after part 1 and before part 2 in Policy HQ/2 to read:

INSERTED: 'Where development is unable to achieve an appropriate scheme on site the Council will encourage developers to make a financial contribution to support public art initiatives. Financial contributions may be pooled, where appropriate.'

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Policy HQ/2: Public Art and New Development

Amend part 2 of Policy HQ/2 to read:

'2. The provision of public art must involve INSERTED: the relevant Parish Council and the local community and could be community-led and have regard to the local circumstances of the site and/or local aspirations.'

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Paragraph 5.13

Replace paragraph 5.13 with the following:

INSERTED: '5.13 Further guidance to support Policy HQ/2 will be provided in a District Design Guide SPD.'

Chapter 6: Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Historic Environment

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Paragraph 6.8

Add to the end of paragraph 6.8:

INSERTED: 'The East of England Landscape Typology provides further detail on the landscape character within the National Character Areas, providing a finer grain of landscape assessment based on geology, landform, natural features, landscape patterns, vegetation, settlement patterns, and historic features and development. Each typology is also assessed in terms of Historic Features, Enclosure Patterns, Settlement Patterns and Historic Development.'

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Paragraph 6.16

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 6.16:

'For example, where habitats would be fragmented by new developments, it may be possible to create green corridors to reconnect habitats and assist species' movement and dispersal into the wider landscape INSERTED: thereby contributing to wider ecological networks.'

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Policy NH/5: Sites of Biodiversity or Geological Importance

Amend the last sentence of part 1 of Policy NH/5 to read:

'Exceptions will only be made where the benefits of the development INSERTED: clearly DELETED: demonstrably and significantly outweigh any adverse impact.'

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Policy NH/5: Sites of Biodiversity or Geological Importance

Amend criterion 2a. of Policy NH/5 to read:

'a. The INSERTED: international, national or local status and designation of the site.'

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Policy NH/5: Sites of Biodiversity or Geological Importance

Amend criterion 2e. of Policy NH/5 to read:

'e. The need for compensatory measures in order to re-create INSERTED: on or off the site DELETED: remaining features or habitats DELETED: on or off the site. INSERTED: that would be lost to development.'

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Paragraph 6.27

Amend second sentence of paragraph 6.27 to read:

'It includes a wide range of elements such as country parks, wildlife habitats, rights of way, INSERTED: bridleways commons and greens, nature reserves, waterways and bodies of water, and historic landscapes and monuments.'

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Paragraph 6.33

Amend paragraph 6.33 to read:

'6.33 Ancient woodlands and veteran trees represent an important constituent of green corridors across the district since they have a high inherent biodiversity value. DELETED: A list of known veteran trees will be compiled by the Council working with the Environmental Records Centre. The list will not exclude the inclusion of new trees identified during the Local Plan's lifetime. The list will be included in the Biodiversity SPD. INSERTED: Where there are trees within the application site, or on land adjacent to it that could influence or be affected by the development, information will be required on which trees are to be lost / retained, including whether any are ancient or veteran. It is best practice to undertake a tree survey in accordance with BS 5837 'Trees in relation to construction – Recommendations' to determine the significance and amenity value of trees on and near the site.'

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Policy NH/8: Mitigating the Impact of Development In and Adjoining the Green Belt

Amend Policy NH/8 to read:

'1. Any development DELETED: considered appropriate INSERTED: proposals within the Green Belt DELETED: , or proposals outside but in the vicinity of the Green Belt, must be located and designed so that DELETED: it does INSERTED: they do not have an adverse effect on the rural character and openness of the Green Belt.'

2. Where development is permitted in the Green Belt, landscaping conditions, together with a requirement that any planting is adequately maintained, will be attached to any planning permission in order to ensure that the impact on the Green Belt is mitigated

3. Development on the edge of settlements which are surrounded by Green Belt shall include careful landscaping and design measures of a high quality DELETED: in order to protect the purposes of the Green Belt.

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Paragraph 6.34

Amend paragraph 6.34 to read:

'6.34 INSERTED: The NPPF gives strong protection to the Green Belt. The area of Green Belt in South Cambridgeshire comprises 23,000 hectares covering over 25% of the district. This means much of the district is affected by Green Belt policies particularly INSERTED: around those villages surrounding Cambridge. INSERTED: There are no villages within the Cambridge Green Belt; each is an 'island' inset within the Green Belt with its own defined development framework boundary.'

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Paragraph 6.35

Amend paragraph 6.35 to read:

'6.35 Green Belt is a key designation in the district, DELETED: designed to INSERTED: which protect INSERTED: s the setting and special character of Cambridge. DELETED: Even where exceptional circumstances warrant changes to the Green Belt or a INSERTED: Inappropriate development is by definition harmful to the Green Belt and will not be approved except in very special circumstances and in accordance with the NPPF.' DELETED: development proposal is considered an appropriate form of development in the Green Belt, it will need to be designed and landscaped to ensure it does not have an adverse impact on wider rural character and openness.'

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Policy NH/9: Redevelopment of Previously Developed Sites and Infilling in the Green Belt

Replace Policy NH/9 with:

INSERTED: Policy NH/9: Redevelopment of Previously Developed Sites and Infilling in the Green Belt

'1. Redevelopment of Previously Developed Sites and Infilling in the Green Belt will be inappropriate development except for:

a. The re-use of buildings provided that the buildings are of permanent and substantial construction, are consistent with Policies E/17 and H/16, provided they preserve the openness of the Green Belt and do not conflict with the purposes of including land in Green Belt;

b. The extension or alteration of a building provided that it does not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building;

c. The replacement of a building, provided the new building is in the same use, and not materially larger than the one it replaces;

d. Limited infilling, where infilling is defined as the filling of small gaps between existing built development (excluding temporary buildings). Such infilling should have no greater impact upon the openness of the Green Belt and the purpose of including land within it than the existing development. The cumulative impact of infilling proposals will be taken into account.

e. The partial or complete redevelopment of previously developed sites (brownfield land), whether redundant or in continuing use (excluding temporary buildings), which would not have a greater impact on the openness of the Green Belt and the purpose of including land within it than the existing development.'

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Paragraph 6.36

Amend paragraph 6.36 to read:

'6.36 INSERTED: There are existing developments within the Cambridge Green Belt, ranging from large institutions, to smaller groups of scattered development and individual buildings. DELETED: The NPPF INSERTED: paragraph 89 DELETED: now enables limited infilling or INSERTED: the partial or complete redevelopment of previously developed sites in the Green Belt INSERTED: in a number of specific circumstances. DELETED: Planning applications will be assessed to ensure that such infilling or redevelopment does not cause harm to the rural character and openness of the Green Belt.'

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Policy NH/10: Recreation in the Green Belt

Replace Policy NH/10 with:

INSERTED: 'Policy NH/10: Facilities for Recreation in the Green Belt

Proposals for new buildings to provide appropriate facilities for outdoor sport and outdoor recreation will be permitted where they will not (either individually or cumulatively) harm the openness of the Green Belt and the purposes of including land within it.'

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Paragraph 6.38

Amend paragraph 6.38 to read:

'6.38 The NPPF guidance on Green Belt INSERTED: at paragraph 81 requires local planning authorities to plan positively to enhance beneficial use of the Green Belt including through providing opportunities for outdoor sport and outdoor recreation. At paragraph 89 the NPPF allows for the provision of INSERTED: new buildings to provide appropriate facilities for outdoor sport and INSERTED: outdoor recreation that INSERTED: preserve the openness of the Green Belt and do DELETED: does not conflict with Green Belt purposes. With the growth proposed in the extensions around the City in the Cambridge Green Belt it is likely that land will become more intensively used, which could result in DELETED: uses such as playing fields INSERTED: pressure for sport and recreational facilities being relocated to, or specifically developed on, Green Belt land. It is important this is done in a way which protects the overall open character of the Green Belt and the Green Belt purposes rather than creating a character more associated with the urban environment.'

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Policy NH/12: Local Green Space

Amend Policy NH/12 to read:

'Local Green Space identified on the Policies Map will be protected from development that would adversely impact on the character and particular local significance placed on such green areas which make them valued by their local community. INSERTED: Inappropriate development, as defined in the National Planning Policy Framework, would not be approved except in very special DELETED:Only in exceptional circumstances and in discussion with the local community DELETED: would development be permitted.'

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Policy NH/14: Heritage Assets

Amend part 2 of Policy NH/14 to read:

'2. Development proposals will be supported when they sustain and enhance the significance of heritage assets, including their settings, INSERTED: as appropriate to their significance and in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework, particularly:'

Note: criteria c to h to part 2 are unchanged with the exception of d.

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Policy NH/14: Heritage Assets

Amend criterion 2d. in Policy NH/14 as follows:

'd. DELETED: Undesignated INSERTED: Non-designated heritage assets DELETED: which are INSERTED: including those identified in conservation area appraisals, through the development process and through further supplementary planning documents;'

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Paragraph 6.48

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 6.48 to read:

'A full understanding of the historic environment, INSERTED: including traditional materials as used invernacular buildings, is needed to inform plans…'

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Paragraph 6.49

Replace the last two sentences para 6.49 with the following:

INSERTED: 'Section 12 of the NPPF provides guidance regarding the consideration of development proposals on heritage assets. In summary the more significant important the asset, the greater the weight should be applied to its conservation. Where development would lead to the substantial harm or total loss of significance of a designated asset, the local planning authority should refuse consent unless it can be demonstrated that it is necessary to achieve substantial public benefit that would outweigh the harm or loss. Proposals leading to less than substantial harm to the significance should also be weighed against public benefits of the proposal. For proposals affecting non-designated assets a balanced judgement will be made, having regard to the scale of any harm or loss and the significance of the heritage asset.'

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Paragraph 6.51

Add to end of paragraph 6.51:

INSERTED: 'The Council is committed to ensuring the future viable uses of assets within the district.'

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Paragraph 6.56

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 6.56 to read:

'The Cambridgeshire Historic Environment Record, DELETED: held by INSERTED: maintained by the County Council DELETED: gives information on archaeological sites and monuments INSERTED: provides information on heritage assets, including non-designated and designated heritage assets with archaeological interest.'

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Paragraph 6.57

Replace paragraph 6.57 with the following:

INSERTED: '6.57 Where development resulting in the loss of a heritage asset is permitted, the developer will be required to record and advance the understanding of the heritage asset to be lost. The results of assessments and investigations which are required and collected as part of development management are of public interest and will be made accessible, normally through the County's Historic Environment Record.'

Chapter 7: Delivering High Quality Homes

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Key Facts

SM-MM152a - Amend third bullet to read:

'A housing register with over 3,378 households seeking affordable housing in March 2013. The Strategic Housing Market Assessment INSERTED: (2013) identifies that 11,838 affordable homes will be required to meet current and arising need in the period to 2031.'

SM-MM152b - Amend 5th bullet to read:

  • DELETED: 'The Gypsy and Traveller community DELETED: has INSERTED: needs have DELETED: a need for additional site and pitch provision INSERTED: been identified through the Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016.'

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Policy H/1: Allocations for Residential Development at villages

Add an additional development requirement bullet to H/1:a Sawston, Dales Manor Business Park:

  • INSERTED: 'Retention of the tree belt and hedges on the south-west part of the site except as required to provide for access.'

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Policy H/1: Allocations for Residential Development at Villages

Amend the Development requirements for Site H/1:f Gamlingay Green End Industrial Estate to read:

'To be developed as a mixed use site, incorporating employment uses utilising not less than 25% of the site, providing light industrial INSERTED: , DELETED: and/or office INSERTED: and/or general industrial employment (Use Class B1 and B2) compatible with a residential area.'

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After Paragraph 7.5

Add new paragraph 7.5a to read:

INSERTED: '7.5a At July 2017, the following allocations in villages have already been granted planning permission:

  • Land off New Road and rear of Victoria Way, Melbourn: Full planning permission (S/2048/14/FL) was granted in February 2015 for erection of 64 dwellings on land south west of Victoria Way. Outline planning permission (S/0287/15/OL) was granted in March 2017 for erection of 18 dwellings and the retention of the existing dwelling on land at 36 New Road.
  • Green End Industrial Estate, Gamlingay: Outline planning permission (S/2068/15/OL) for the demolition of 5 dwellings and industrial and office units and the erection of up to 90 dwellings was granted in December 2016. This planning permission covers approximately 75% of the allocation.
  • Land east of Rockmill End, Willingham: Outline planning permission (S/2833/15/OL) for erection of up to 72 dwellings, relocation of allotments and provision of public open space was granted in May 2017. This planning permission covers a larger site than the allocation.
  • Land at Bennell Farm, Comberton (in Toft Parish): Outline planning permission (S/2204/15/OL) for erection of up to 90 dwellings, car park, football pitch and changing facilities was granted in October 2016.
  • Land at High Street / Pampisford Road, Great Abington: Full planning permission (S/3181/15/FL) for erection of 20 dwellings was granted in November 2016. This planning permission covers a larger site than the allocation.'

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Paragraph 7.7

Add additional text to paragraph 7.7 after the first sentence as follows:

INSERTED: 'A development requirement will apply unless it can be demonstrated when a planning application for site development is submitted, that a requirement is no longer needed, or it could be better addressed in a different way either on or off site.'

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Paragraph 7.13

Amend Paragraph 7.13 to read:

'7.13 Proposals for the redevelopment of the recreation buildings and waste water treatment facility on the western side of the A10 will be considered in the context of proposals DELETED: for appropriate INSERTED: that do not comprise inappropriate development within the Green Belt. As a planning objective it would be highly desirable to secure the removal of the incongruous industrial structures on the western part of the site. Particular consideration should be given to proposals that remove these structures and improve the visual appearance of the Green Belt INSERTED: through proposals that are consistent with Policy NH/9 and the NPPF paragraph 89.

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After paragraph 7.18

Add new paragraph 7.18a to read:

INSERTED: '7.18a Detailed guidance on the implementation of Policy H/4 will be provided in a Supplementary Planning Document.'

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Policy H/8 Housing Mix

Note: Comment are invited on the changes to the plan shown as INSERTED or DELETED only. The changes that are shown as INSERTED 2015 or DELETED 2015 have previously been consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Proposed Modification PM/SC/2/G; this text is provided for information and is not subject to further consultation. Comments submitted during that consultation remain in front of the Inspectors.

To improve clarity make 2f into a new part 3, and amend parts 2 and 3 of the policy as follows:

'2. Section 1 is subject to:

e. The housing mix of affordable homes INSERTED 2015: (except starter homes) in all developments being determined by local housing needs evidence;

DELETED: f. The mix of market homes to be provided on sites of 9 or fewer homes taking account of local circumstances'

INSERTED 2015: g. On all sites of 20 or more dwellings, and in each phase of strategic sites, developers will supply dwelling plots for sale to self and custom builders. Where plots have been made available and appropriately marketed for at least 12 months and have not been sold, the plot(s) may either remain on the market or be built out by the developer. INSERTED: Exceptionally, no provision will be expected in developments or phases of developments which comprise high density multi-storey flats and apartments.'

DELETED: f. INSERTED: 3 The mix of market homes to be provided on sites of 9 or fewer homes DELETED: taking INSERTED: will take account of local circumstances'

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Policy H/8:

Housing Mix

Delete part 3 of Policy H/8 and replace with:

INSERTED: '3. 5% of homes in a development should be built to the accessible and adaptable dwellings M4(2) standard rounding down to the nearest whole property. This provision shall be split evenly between the affordable and market homes in a development rounding to the nearest whole number.'

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Paragraph 7.28

Amend paragraph 7.28 to read:

'7.28 Local evidence shows that in Council housing up to 41% of households include someone with a disability¹. This figure falls to 14.3% of private sector households of which just less than half have mobility problems. A breakdown of household composition in the district in 2011 can be read in the 'key facts' box at the start of this chapter. Building DELETED: all affordable homes and 5% of private new homes INSERTED: on sites of 20 or more to the INSERTED: M4(2) standard (accessible and adaptable dwelling standard) DELETED: Lifetime Homes Standard will help ensure that our housing stock will better meet the needs of all our residents. DELETED: The Lifetime Homes Standard (November 2011) is a widely used national standard for ensuring that the spaces and features in new homes can readily meet or be simply adapted to meet, the needs of most people, including those with reduced mobility.'

Footnote:

¹RD/H/030 South Cambridgeshire Housing Strategy 2012-2016 page 27.

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Policy H/9:

Affordable Housing

Amend part 1 of Policy H/9 to read:

'1. All developments DELETED: which increase the net number of homes on a site by 3 INSERTED: of 11 dwellings or more, INSERTED: or on development sites of less than 11 units if the total floorspace of the proposed units exceeds 1,000 sqm, will provide affordable housing as follows:'

Note: criteria a, b and c to part 1 are unchanged.

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Paragraph 7.35

Amend paragraph 7.35 to read:

'7.35 The Council has previously operated a threshold of 2 properties, but DELETED: it has raised this threshold DELETED: to 3 INSERTED: has been raised in line with the Written Ministerial Statement of 28 November 2014, to encourage DELETED: more very small scale developments to come forward INSERTED: development on smaller brownfield sites and to help diversify the house building sector by providing a boost to small and medium sized developers. Affordable homes should be integrated with market homes in small groups or clusters to create sustainable, inclusive and mixed communities. INSERTED: Note that a vacant building credit may apply to developments bringing vacant buildings on site back into lawful use or where such buildings are demolished as part of a development. If a vacant building credit is allowed the effect would be to reduce the expected affordable housing contribution from a site.'

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Policy H/10: Rural Exception Site Affordable Housing

Add additional wording at the end of criterion 1d of Policy H/10 as follows:

'That the affordable homes are secured for occupation by those in housing need in perpetuity. INSERTED: Mortgagee in Possession clauses will be allowed where demonstrated to be necessary to enable development to proceed.'

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Policy H/10: Rural Exception Site Affordable Housing

Replace part 2 of Policy H/10 with the following:

INSERTED: '2. In order to facilitate the delivery of significant additional affordable housing the Council will consider allowing some market housing on rural exception sites on viability or deliverability grounds.'

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Paragraph 7.38

Amend paragraph 7.38 to read:

'7.38 Exception sites should provide 100% affordable housing but this may not always be possible. DELETED: without public subsidy. Therefore an element of market housing may be permitted on exception sites where no public subsidy is available and where changing the tenure of the affordable homes would not assist viability or properly address the local needs identified. The developer must demonstrate that the inclusion of market housing is required to enable the site to be developed primarily for affordable housing. DELETED: Developers seeking to justify a lower proportion of affordable housing are required to demonstrate why a 100% affordable housing scheme is unviable and identify what level would be viable. The financial viability assessment should be prepared by the applicant. Where agreement is not reached, external consultants will be appointed to undertake a further independent viability assessment. The applicant will meet the costs of the independent assessment.'

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Policy H/11: Residential Space Standards for Market Housing

Delete Policy H/11 (including Figure 10), the supporting text in paragraphs 7.40 and 7.41, and the definition of 'gross internal floor area' in the glossary. Replace with the following policy and supporting text:

INSERTED: 'Policy H/11: Residential Space Standards

New residential units will be permitted where their gross internal floor areas meet or exceed the Government's Technical Housing Standards – Nationally Described Space Standard (2015) or successor document.

The standard requires that:

  1. the dwelling provides at least the gross internal floor area and built-in storage area set out in Figure 10;
  2. a dwelling with two or more bedspaces has at least one double (or twin) bedroom;
  3. in order to provide one bedspace, a single bedroom has a floor area of at least 7.5m² and is at least 2.15m wide;
  4. in order to provide two bedspaces, a double (or twin bedroom) has a floor area of at least 11.5m²;
  5. one double (or twin bedroom) is at least 2.75m wide and every other double (or twin) bedroom is at least 2.55m wide;
  6. any area with a headroom of less than 1.5m is not counted within the gross internal area unless used solely for storage (if the area under the stairs is to be used for storage, assume a general floor area of 1m² within the gross internal area);
  7. any other area that is used solely for storage and has a head room of 900-2500mm (such as under eaves) is counted at 50% of its floor area, and any area lower than 900mm is not counted at all;
  8. a built-in wardrobe counts towards the gross internal area and bedroom floor area requirements, but should not reduce the effective width of the room below the minimum widths set out above. The built-in area in excess of 0.72m² in a double bedroom and 0.36m² in a single bedroom counts towards the built-in storage requirement;
  9. the minimum floor to ceiling height is 2.3m for at least 75% of the gross internal area.

Figure 10: Minimum gross internal floor areas and storage (m²)

Refer to table at the end of this schedule.

INSERTED:Notes:

  1. Built-in storage areas are included within the overall gross internal areas and include an allowance of 0.5m2 for fixed services or equipment such as a hot water cylinder, boiler or heat exchanger.
  2. Gross internal areas for one storey dwellings include enough space for one bathroom and one additional WC (or shower room) in dwellings with 5 or more bedspaces. Gross internal areas for two and three storey dwellings include enough space for one bathroom and one additional WC (or shower room). Additional sanitary facilities may be included without increasing the gross internal area provided that all aspects of the space standard have been met.
  3. Where a 1 bedroom 1 person flat has a shower room instead of a bathroom, the floor area may be reduced from 39m² to 37m², as shown bracketed.
  4. Furnished layouts are not required to demonstrate compliance.
  5. Further details on how to apply the standard can be found in the Government's Technical Housing Standards – Nationally Described Space Standard (2015) or successor document.

7.40 The provision of sufficient space within new homes is an important element of good residential design and will ensure a reasonable level of residential amenity and quality of life, and that there is sufficient space, privacy and storage facilities to ensure the long term sustainability and usability of new homes. From time to time the Government may make changes to the nationally described space standards, development proposals should therefore meet or exceed the standards in place at the time of the planning application if these are different from those in Policy H/11.

7.41 Applicants should state the number of bedspaces / occupiers a home is designed to accommodate rather than simply the number of bedrooms.'

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Policy H/15:

Development of Residential Gardens

Amend Policy H/15 criterion a to read:

'a. The development is for a one-to-one replacement of a dwelling in the countryside under Policy DELETED: H/7 INSERTED: H/13 and/or:'

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Policy H/19:

Provision for Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

Amend part 1 of Policy H/19: to read:

'Provision will be made for at least DELETED: 85 permanent Gypsy and Traveller pitches between 2011 and 2031, and at least INSERTED: 11 DELETED: 4 plots for Travelling Showpeople between 2011 and 20 INSERTED: 31 DELETED: 16, INSERTED: as indicated in the Cambridgeshire, King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Peterborough and West Suffolk Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016.'

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Paragraph 7.59

Replace the last sentence of paragraph 7.59 with:

INSERTED: 'This planning guidance was revised in 2015, in particular revising the definition of Gypsies and Travellers for the purposes of planning.'

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Paragraph 7.60 and 7.61

Delete paragraphs 7.60 and 7.61, and replace with:

DELETED: 7.60 To help inform the development of a local target, the Council joined forces with other local authorities in Cambridgeshire, as well as parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, to commission a Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Needs Assessment. The target identified in the policy reflects the findings of the study, as modified following an internal review[2].

7.61 Government policy requires Councils to maintain a five year land supply of Travellers sites, in a similar way to housing, and identify deliverable sites to meet the needs to meet identified for the first five years. Between January 2011 and May 2013 the Council had granted or resolved to grant planning permission for 72 pitches. In addition, a site at Chesterton Fen Road for 26 pitches, on land identified for Gypsy and Traveller pitches in the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2004, is under construction at time of writing, with a number of pitches now occupied. Therefore sufficient sites have come forward through windfall planning applications to meet the identified need. The Plan does not propose any further allocations.

INSERTED: '7.60 Responding to the new guidance and the need for up to date evidence on the level of need, the Council joined forces with other local authorities in Cambridgeshire, as well as parts of Norfolk and Suffolk, to commission a new Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA), which was completed in 2016.

7.61 Government policy requires Councils to maintain a five year land supply of Travellers sites, in a similar way to housing, and identify deliverable sites to meet the needs to meet identified for the first five years. The GTAA identified no need for Gypsy and Traveller pitches during the plan period, taking account of existing available supply. The Local Plan does not propose any further allocations.

7.61a The GTAA identified a need for additional Travelling Showpeople Plots, particularly arising from overcrowding on existing plots.

7.61b The assessment acknowledges that it was not possible to determine the travelling status of a number of households, and a proportion of these may meet the definition provided in the PPTS. Any proposals for sites in the district will be considered according to Policies H/21 and H/22. The GTAA will be reviewed regularly. There will be a need to monitor the plan and review it as necessary to take account of more up to date evidence.'

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Table after Paragraph 7.60

Replace table after paragraph 7.60 as follows:

Gypsy and Traveller need in South Cambridgeshire

DELETED:

Period

Need for Gypsy and Traveller Pitches

2011 - 2016

65

2016 - 2021

0

2021 - 2026

20

2026 – 2031

0

TOTAL 2011 to 2031

85

INSERTED:

Period

Need for Gypsy and Traveller Pitches

Need for Travelling Showpeople Plots

2016 - 2021

-17

9

2021 - 2026

2

1

2026 – 2031

3

1

TOTAL

2016 to 2031

-12

11

INSERTED: Source: Cambridgeshire, King's Lynn & West Norfolk, Peterborough and West Suffolk Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016.

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Paragraph 7.64

Amend Paragraph 7.64 to read:

7.64 DELETED: 'The Needs Assessment notes that beyond the immediate need, assessments of growth are based on modelling, and the best information available. The difficulties in protecting forward beyond 10 years, are noted in national guidance on carrying out needs assessments. INSERTED: 'Needs Assessments are reviewed periodically. There will be a need to monitor the plan and review it as necessary to take account of more up to date evidence.'

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After Paragraph 7.65

Add new Paragraph 7.65a:

INSERTED: '7.65a In respect of those Gypsies and Travellers or Travelling Showpeople who do not lead a nomadic lifestyle according to the planning definition, South Cambridgeshire will continue to assess and plan to meet their needs, as part of its wider responsibilities to plan to meet the accommodation needs of its settled community. The Housing Act 1985 (as amended by the Housing and Planning Act 2016) includes a requirement to consider the needs of people residing in or resorting to the District with respect to the provision of sites on which caravans can be stationed, or places on inland waterways where houseboats can be moored. Policy S/13 includes a commitment to consider the implications of an assessment, including whether any site allocations should be made to meet any need identified, working with the local housing authority, through an early review of the Local Plan.'

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Policy H/20: Gypsy and Traveller Provision at New Communities

Amend part 1 of Policy H/20 to read:

'1. INSERTED: 'If need is identified o DELETED: O pportunities to deliver Gypsy and Traveller sites will be sought as part of large scale new communities and significant major development sites. INSERTED: The need and opportunities should be kept under review through the planning of future phases of such developments as they come forward during life of the Local Plan.'

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After Paragraph 7.69

Add new Paragraph 7.69a:

INSERTED: '7.69a When applications for planning permission or reserved matters approval come forward for large scale new communities or significant major development sites consideration will be made of whether there is a current need for Gypsy and Traveller site provision, and the opportunity to deliver appropriately a site or sites within that phase of the development will be reviewed.'

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Policy H/21: Proposals for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Sites on Unallocated Land Outside Development Frameworks

Amend part 1 of Policy H/21 to read:

'Planning permission for Gypsy and Traveller caravan sites and sites for Travelling Showpeople INSERTED: (as defined in the Government's Planning Policy for Travellers) on unallocated land outside development frameworks, and outside the Cambridge Green Belt, will only be granted where:'

Note: criteria a to i are unchanged.

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Policy H/21: Proposals for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Sites on Unallocated Land Outside Development Frameworks

Add an additional part to the end of Policy H/21:

INSERTED: 'Gypsy and Traveller sites are inappropriate development in the Green Belt. Any proposals in the Green Belt would have to demonstrate they comply with National and Local Policy regarding development in the Green Belt. If, through the application of such Policy, provision of a Gypsy and Traveller site in the Green Belt is considered acceptable in principle, the proposed development is required to comply with the criteria set out within this policy.'

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Paragraph 7.70

Amend paragraph 7.70 to read:

'7.70 This policy will be used to assess planning applications for Gypsy and Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople plots which come forward on sites which have not been allocated through the Local Plan, often referred to as windfall proposals. INSERTED: The GTAA 2016 identified that there could be additional need from existing households where need could not be appropriately assessed. Proposals for additional sites will be assessed using this policy. Applicants will need to demonstrate that they meet the definitions provided by the Government's Planning Policy for Travellers Sites.'

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Paragraph 7.72

Add new note after paragraph 7.72 to read:

INSERTED: 'Note: The GTAA identifies a need for 9 additional Travelling Showpeople plots in the next 5 years plus an additional 2 by the end of the plan period. This is beyond current levels of supply. The new need for Travelling Showpeople plots has arisen well into the plan making process and there was no need identified in the previous study. It is considered that the criteria based policy approach in Policy H/21 is a reasonable, pragmatic and proportionate response to the current situation for the Local Plan and the stage it has reached. It can provide an appropriate response to any proposals received to address the modest level of identified need. In parallel with the Local Plan process, the Council is continuing to move forward via discussions the Showmen's Guild and with neighbouring authorities to identify a site close to the strategic highway network that is sufficient to meet this modest need.'

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Paragraph 7.73

Amend paragraph 7.73 to read:

'7.73 The policy excludes land in the Green Belt. National planning policy establishes a general presumption against inappropriate development in the Green Belt. The definition of inappropriate development includes Gypsy and Traveller sites and Travelling Showpeople sites. INSERTED: Subject to the best interests of the child, personal circumstances and unmet need are unlikely to clearly outweigh harm to the Green Belt and any other harm so as to establish very special circumstances. If future need arises for affordable sites, which cannot be met outside the Green Belt, consideration of Gypsy and Traveller caravan site provision in the Green Belt will be treated in accordance with the approach to affordable housing exceptions sites.'

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Paragraph 7.74

Amend paragraph 7.74 to read:

'7.74 Issues of sustainability apply to Gypsy and Traveller and Travelling Showpeople sites, emphasised by government policy. National planning guidance also requires that local planning authorities INSERTED: very strictly limit new traveller site development in open countryside that is away from existing settlements.'

Chapter 8 Building a Strong and Competitive Economy

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Paragraph 8.11

Amend paragraph 8.11 to read:

'8.11 New settlements are allocated in the Local Plan for a new town at Waterbeach and a new village at Bourn Airfield. DELETED: Area Action Plans (AAPs) will be prepared for both sites which will include employment provision appropriate to a town of 8,000-9,000 homes and a new village of 3,500 homes. INSERTED: Policies SS/5 and SS/6 require a range of uses appropriate to the new settlements including employment provision of a quantum, type and mix to meet the needs of the settlements, to be established through an Economic Development Strategy prepared in partnership with the local authority and key stakeholders.'

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Add a new Policy E/1B: Cambridge Biomedical Campus Extension

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/A' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Add a new Policy E/1B to follow paragraph 8.14 as follows:

INSERTED: 'E/1B: Cambridge Biomedical Campus Extension

1. An extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus will be supported on land shown on the Policies Map for biomedical and biotechnology research and development within class B1(b) and related higher education and sui-generis medical research institutes.

2. Proposals for development should:

a. Create substantial and attractive landscaped edges to the western, eastern and southern boundaries retaining and reinforcing existing planting wherever possible particularly on the southern and western DELETED: boundary INSERTED: boundaries.

b. Provide an appropriate landscaped setting for the Nine Wells Local Nature Reserve DELETED: whilst mitigating visitor impacts. INSERTED: and set back built development away from the south-western corner of the site.

c. Demonstrate and incorporate suitable measures to ensure that there will be no material adverse impact on the volume, pattern of flow or water quality of the chalk springs at Nine Wells and Hobson's Brook and Conduit.

d. Demonstrate and incorporate suitable measures to ensure that surface water flood risks can be appropriately managed and mitigated to avoid flood risks to the site and to not increase flood risks elsewhere.

e. Not include any pedestrian access from the site to the western, southern and eastern boundaries in order to minimise visitor pressures on the Nine Wells LNR.

f. Provide suitable measures to mitigate any adverse ecological impacts, in particular any potential for increased visitor pressures on Nine Wells LNR that may arise from the development not withstanding sub-section e, and demonstrate regard for the conservation of farmland biodiversity and deliver an overall net gain in biodiversity.

g. Have building heights which are no higher than those on the adjoining part of the Cambridge Biomedical Campus and which DELETED: step down to the western, eastern and southern boundaries INSERTED: provide a suitable transition in reflection of the site's edge of settlement location.

h. Provide high quality new public realm and open space, retaining and enhancing existing watercourses.

i. Include measures to enhance access to and within the Cambridge Biomedical Campus including provision for cyclists, pedestrians, wheelchair users and people with other disabilities, and mitigate impacts on the wider road network and parking in the surrounding area.

j. Connect any new clinical buildings for the Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to the Addenbrooke's Hospital energy network, where feasible and viable.'

Note: There are consequential amendments to the Policies Map and to Figure 6 of the Local Plan to reflect this proposed new employment allocation – see below and refer to map at the end of this schedule.

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New supporting text to follow new Policy E/1B

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/B' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Modification SC-MM185 is a consequential modification and is therefore also included in this consultation (previously consulted on as PM/SC/8/B). Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Add the following supporting text to follow new Policy E/1B:

INSERTED: '8.14a The Cambridge Biomedical Campus (CBC) is an international centre of excellence for patient care, biomedical research and healthcare education. It plays a local, regional and national role in providing medical facilities and medical research. The local plan will support its continuing development as such, and as a high quality, legible and sustainable campus. It also reinforces the existing biomedical and biotechnology cluster in the Cambridge area.

8.14b Policy S/6 'The Development Strategy to 2031' sets out a spatial strategy for the location of new employment development, the preferred location being on the edge of Cambridge, subject to the purposes of the Cambridge Green Belt.

8.14c The Employment Land Review 2012 has identified a particular need for office space in or on the edge of Cambridge. Opportunities have been identified on the northern fringe of Cambridge at Cambridge Northern Fringe East and through densification of the Cambridge Science Park. On the southern fringe, the delivery of development of the CBC has been brought forward by the planned relocation of Astra Zeneca to the site.

8.14d The Cambridge Inner Green Belt Boundary Study (November 2015), has looked at the whole inner Green Belt including land south of the CBC. It has concluded that development south of CBC could be undertaken without significant harm to Green Belt purposes provided that it avoid rising ground near White Hill, provide a setting for Nine Wells Local Nature Reserve, provide a soft green edge to the city and that new development be no more prominent in views from elevated land to the south east than the existing buildings at Addenbrooke's. The Council considers that the need for jobs can comprise exceptional circumstances justifying a review of the Green Belt so far as this would not cause significant harm to Green Belt purposes. Whilst there is no overall shortage of employment land within South Cambridgeshire for high-tech and research and development companies and organisations, the findings of the new study provide an opportunity to allocate land for an extension to the CBC to provide high quality biomedical development on the edge of Cambridge with its locational benefits, without causing significant harm to the purposes of the Cambridge Green Belt.

8.14e Addenbrooke's Hospital is to develop a new clinical waste facility (energy from waste) to replace an existing facility which will supply energy to DELETED: the biomedical campus as a whole. INSERTED: clinical buildings for Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Appropriate developments within the site should, therefore, seek to connect to this energy network, subject to feasibility and viability.

8.14f Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (the Trust) has a strategic masterplan for the extended campus area which includes the following:

  • key routes and street hierarchy;
  • public realm strategy and open space;
  • building massing;
  • potential uses;
  • development phasing; and
  • sustainability.

8.14g This site should be included in future updates to the strategic masterplan and the site developed having regard to its provisions.

8.14h The Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire (2014) identifies a need to investigate the case for a new railway station in this area to serve the CBC and southern Cambridge. Should a need be demonstrated for a new station and if the preferred location is nearby, the layout of the site should allow for such provision. The development of this site should also take account of any proposals which may emerge from the City Deal A1307 corridor project.

8.14i Nine Wells is a historically important site containing several chalk springs, which form the source of the Hobson Conduit. The reserve is a mix of woodland, scrub and water. Previously a SSSI (Site of Special Scientific Interest) Nine Wells once contained some rare freshwater invertebrates, however following the drought of 1976 these were lost. Today the chalk watercourses are being managed with the aim of re-creating the conditions favourable for a possible re-introduction of these rare species. It is important that the chalk springs not be compromised in terms of their volume, pattern of flow or water quality,

8.14j Parts of the site have been identified as subject to surface water flood risks. Evidence indicates that surface water flood risks can be appropriately managed and mitigated through the creation of a new boundary ditch around the eastern, southern and western site boundaries. The policy requires that any application will need to demonstrate that there will be no material adverse impact on the volume, pattern of flow or water quality of the chalk springs at Nine Wells and Hobson's Brook and Conduit. Measures will also need to be taken to minimise visitor pressures on the LNR from people working on the site. This can partly be achieved by ensuring there are no convenient pedestrian access links between the sites and also by providing high quality new public realm and open space on the development site itself.

8.14k There is some uncertainty regarding the availability of access to the site. This is a matter which will be considered further through the early review of the Plan.'

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Policy E/5: Papworth Hospital

Amend Policy E/5 part 2 to read:

'2. Only if a suitable healthcare use or uses cannot be found after the site has been marketed for healthcare for a period of no less than 2 years DELETED: before the final closure and vacation of Papworth Hospital would other employment uses within the B1 Business Use Class compatible with this location in the centre of Papworth Everard be permitted.'

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Policy E/5: Papworth Hospital

Amend criterion 3c. of Policy E/5 to read:

'c. Maintain INSERTED: and enhance the DELETED: present setting of Papworth Hall, and'

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Policy E/5: Papworth Hospital

Amend criterion 3d. of Policy E/5 paragraph to read:

'd. Preserve INSERTED: and enhance buildings on the site identified in the Papworth Everard Conservation Area Appraisal that contribute to the setting of the village and history of the site.'

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Paragraph 8.22

Amend first sentence of paragraph 8.22 to read:

'Residential development would not be acceptable other than INSERTED: exceptionally for the conversion of any existing buildings DELETED: which would not be suitable for healthcare / employment uses or which INSERTED: of character where it is the most appropriate use of the buildings and would make the most appropriate contribution to enhancing the historic setting of Papworth Hall.'

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Policy E/6: Duxford Imperial War Museum

Amend part 1 of Policy E/6 to read:

'1. The Imperial War Museum site at Duxford Airfield INSERTED: is of national significance, and will be treated as a special case as a museum which is a major tourist / visitor attraction, educational and commercial facility.'

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Policy E/6: Duxford Imperial War Museum

Amend part 2 of Policy E/6 to read:

'2. Proposals will be considered with regard to the particular needs and opportunities of the site and any proposals involving the use of the estate and its facilities for museum uses or non-museum uses must be INSERTED: complementary DELETED: complimentary to the character, vitality and sustainability of the site as a branch of the Imperial War Museum.'

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Paragraph 8.23

Add additional text after 5th sentence of 8.23 as follows:

INSERTED: 'Duxford is regarded as the finest and best-preserved example of a fighter base representative of the period up to 1945 in Britain, with an exceptionally complete group of First World War technical buildings in addition to technical and domestic buildings typical of both inter-war Expansion Periods of the RAF. It also has important associations with the Battle of Britain and the American fighter support for the Eighth Air Force. Development proposals will need to consider the impact on this important heritage asset, in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework and Policy NH/14.'

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Paragraph 8.36

Add additional paragraph after policy E/8 and before 8.37:

INSERTED: '8.36a This policy is a Parish Council led proposal, reflecting the community led approach to the local plan, enabling it to address local issues without the need for a neighbourhood plan. It was subject to consultation during plan making and received clear support.'

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Policy E/9: Promotion of Clusters

Amend part 1 of Policy E/9 to read:

'1. Development proposals in suitable locations INSERTED: that are consistent with other policies will be permitted which support the development of employment clusters, drawing on the specialisms of the Cambridge area in the following sectors:'

Note: criteria a to i to part 1 are unchanged.

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Paragraph 8.47

Amend final sentence of paragraph 8.47 to read:

'However, there is now a larger amount of employment land that is available than in the past, and policy DELETED: E/4 INSERTED: E/9 seeks to ensure major sites continue to deliver land and buildings suitable for the future development of the high tech clusters.'

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Policy E/10: Shared Social Spaces in Employment Areas

Amend first part of Policy E/10 to read:

INSERTED: 'Appropriately scaled DELETED: Small-scale leisure, eating and social hub facilities will be permitted in business parks and employment areas where:'

Note: criteria a, b and c are unchanged.

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Policy E/19: Tourist Facilities and Visitor Attractions

Amend criterion d. of Policy E/19 to read:

'd. The scheme is in scale with its location INSERTED: and the nature of the facility it supports DELETED: , particularly in relation to the amount and nature of traffic generated;'

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Policy E/20: Tourist Accommodation

Amend part 3 of Policy E/20 to read:

'3. Development of holiday accommodation will be limited to short term holiday lets through conditions or legal agreement. INSERTED: Holiday accommodation will be limited to no longer than 4 week lets to ensure it is retained as tourist accommodation and not used as long term or permanent residential accommodation. Permitted development rights may be removed in the interests of amenity.'

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Paragraph 8.66

Delete last sentence of paragraph 8.66:

DELETED: 'Holiday accommodation will be limited to no longer than 4 week lets to ensure it is retained as tourist accommodation and not used as long term or permanent residential accommodation.'

Chapter 9: Promoting Successful Communities

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Key Facts

Amend bullet 9 to read:

'• Sport and play space is important for supporting healthy lifestyles INSERTED: and improving both the physical and mental wellbeing of communities.'

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Policy SC/1: Allocation for Open Space

Amend Policy SC/1 as follows:

'1. Extensions to existing recreation grounds:

DELETED: a. Land east of recreation ground, Over - 2.19 ha.

DELETED:b. Land east of Bar Lane, Stapleford and west of the access road to Green Hedge Farm - 1.42 ha.

DELETED:c. Land north of Hatton's Road, Longstanton - 2.65 ha.

DELETED: d. Land north of recreation ground, Swavesey - 2.16 ha.

DELETED: e. Land at Grange Field, Church Street, Great Shelford - 2.5 ha.

DELETED:f. Land north of former EDF site, Ely Road, Milton - 3.1 ha.

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Paragraph 9.4

Amend paragraph 9.4 to read:

'9.4 INSERTED: The Council has published an updated Recreation and Open Space Study 2013. This has provided information on the provision of open space within the district and how this is meeting local need. As a result of this review sites for open space and recreation uses have been carried forward from the previous Plan and others have been identified in conjunction with the relevant local parish council in areas where there is an identified shortage of existing provision.'

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Paragraph 9.4

Add new sentence to end of paragraph 9.4 to read:

INSERTED: 'Where other shortages may exist or arise during the plan period, Parish Councils have the option of preparing Neighbourhood Plans. These provide a further means of achieving open space allocations in parishes to meet local needs, particularly given the circumstances of site delivery and maintenance arrangements that are typical in South Cambridgeshire Parishes.'

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Policy SC/2: Health Impact Assessment

Amend the first line of Policy SC/2 to read as follows:

'New development DELETED: will INSERTED: shall have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of new and existing residents.'

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Policy SC/3: Protection of Village Services and Facilities

Amend part 1 of Policy SC/3 to read as follows:

'1. Planning permission will be refused for proposals which would result in the loss of a village service, including village pubs, shops, post offices, banks and building societies, community buildings, and meeting places INSERTED: , sports venues, cultural buildings, places of worship or health facilities, where such loss would cause an unacceptable reduction in the level of community or service provision in the locality.'

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Policy SC/4: Meeting Community Needs

Amend Policy SC/4 criterion 4e to read:

'e. Sports facilities INSERTED: (having regard to the findings of the Playing Pitch Strategy, and Indoor Sports Facility Strategy)'

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Policy SC/4: Meeting Community Needs

Add new criterion to the list in part 4 of Policy SC/4:

INSERTED: 'j. Cultural buildings'

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After Paragraph 9.10

Add new paragraph 9.10a to read:

INSERTED: '9.10a Reflecting Planning Practice Guidance, the Council will not seek tariff style Section 106 contributions for general off site infrastructure improvements from sites under 10 dwellings (and which have a combined gross floor space of no more than 1,000sqm). If, through consultation, a service or facility provider identifies a particular requirement arising directly from a development and which necessary to mitigate the impact of that development, it would be legitimate to secure a financial contribution towards its provision or (where an existing infrastructure item) its improvement / upkeep.'

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After Paragraph 9.10

Add new paragraph 9.10b to read:

INSERTED: '9.10b Policies in adopted Area Action Plans provide specific guidance for the areas that they cover as defined on the Policies Map, including in respect of community facilities. With the exception of a small number of policies, these Area Action Plans remain part of the development plan on adoption of the Local Plan. Regard should also be had to policy LP/1'

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After Paragraph 9.13

Add new paragraph 9.13a which states:

INSERTED: '9.13a As part of the development of a new community the Council recognises the importance of working with local parish councils to consider at an early stage the form of governance that would be most appropriate for major developments such as new settlements. Similar consideration may also apply where developments are physically an extension to one village but lie within an adjoining parish.'

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After proposed Paragraph 9.13a

Add new paragraph 9.13b which states:

INSERTED: '9.13b With regard to provision for sports facilities, the Council has worked with Cambridge City Council and Sport England to develop two sports strategies: a Playing Pitch Strategy 2015-2031 for grass and all weather pitches covering both areas; and an Indoor Sports Facility Strategy 2015-2031 to guide future provision of indoor sports halls, swimming pools and outdoor cycling facilities to serve existing and new communities in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. In line with the Framework, the strategies assess existing facilities, the future need for sport and active recreation facilities, and opportunities for new provision. The Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Facility Strategy take into account planned growth to 2031. Where large windfall sites come forward, which have not been accounted for in the strategies, applicants should provide a sports strategy (also known as a facilities development plan) setting out the details of specific facilities to be developed, the rationale and need for these. The process will involve consultation with Sport England and the relevant National Governing Bodies for sport.'

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Paragraph 9.17

Add the following wording to the end of paragraph 9.17:

INSERTED: 'This position has been confirmed through the Playing Pitch Strategy and the Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy which were completed in June 2016. Neither of these strategies identified a need for the level of additional provision which would be provided in the Greater Cambridge area by a sub-regional sports facility and/ or a community stadium.'

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Paragraph 9.18

Amend paragraph 9.18 to read as follows:

'9.18 In the absence of policies in the Plan, should any proposals subsequently come forward they would be considered on an exceptional basis on the evidence at the time DELETED: , and if INSERTED:. If proposed in the Green Belt INSERTED: it would have to INSERTED: comply with the national policy and local plan policy regarding Green Belt. DELETED: demonstrate there is a need amounting to exceptional circumstances, and they INSERTED: It would also have to comply with the National Planning Policy Framework1, and in particular the sequential approach to town centre uses, and other policies in the Local Plan.'

Footnote:

1 RD/NP/010 National Planning Policy Framework

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Before Policy SC/5 Hospice Provision

Amend the heading before Policy SC/5 to read:

' DELETED: Hospice INSERTED: Community Healthcare Facility Provision'

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Policy SC/5: Hospice Provision

Amend Policy SC/5 to read as follows:

'Policy SC/5: DELETED: Hospice INSERTED: Community Healthcare Facility Provision

Proposals for DELETED: Hospices INSERTED: Community healthcare facilities will be supported within development frameworks.'

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Paragraph 9.19

Delete paragraph 9.19 and replace with the following text:

INSERTED: '9.19 Community healthcare facilities provide a range of care services designed to support patients in the community and who might previously have been treated as inpatients or day patients in hospital. The Council would be supportive of appropriately located and scaled proposals which will be assessed using relevant Local Plan policies. Proposals within the Green Belt would have to demonstrate very special circumstances, in particular why they were unable to locate outside the Green Belt.'

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Policy SC/7: Outdoor Play Space, Informal Open Space and New

Developments

Amend Policy SC/7 and supporting text to read:

'1. All housing developments will contribute towards Outdoor Playing Space (including children's play space and formal outdoor sports facilities), and Informal Open Space to meet the need generated by the development in accordance with the INSERTED: following minimum standards INSERTED: : DELETED: in Policy SC/8.

INSERTED: a. Outdoor play space, informal open space and allotments and community allotments: 3.2 hectares per 1,000 people comprising:

  1. Outdoor Sport 1.6 ha. per 1,000 people
  2. Open Space 1.2 ha. per 1,000 people
  3. Allotments and community orchards 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

b. Subject to the needs of the development the open space requirement will consist of:

  1. Formal Children's Play Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people
  2. Informal Children's Play Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people
  3. Informal Open Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

2. Only family dwellings of two or more bedrooms will be required to contribute to the provision of Children's Play Space.

3. Housing provision consisting of Sheltered housing, Extra Care housing, and residential and nursing homes will not be required to provide Outdoor Play Space except Informal Open Space.

4. Where appropriate, provision will be on-site so that provision is integrated into the development and benefits to the health and wellbeing of new residents are maximised, guided by Figure 11. However, an appropriate contribution will be required for "off-site" provision of the types of space not provided on-site. This may INSERTED: be for new facilities and/or improvements to existing facilities. INSERTED: On individual sites negotiation may take place on the types of space provided on site, taking account of the needs of the area, existing provision and any identified deficiencies in provision.

5. In developments of less than 10 homes, it is expected that only the Informal Open Space element will be provided on-site. Where an individual phase comprises 10 or fewer dwellings, but will form part of a larger scheme exceeding that total, a proportional contribution to future on-site provision will be required.

6. Depending on the nature of provision, contributions may also be required to meet maintenance and/or operating costs either as pump priming or in perpetuity.

7. Where on-site provision is required, the Council may seek the option of a commuted capital sum to construct the facility. In these circumstances, a serviced site (as appropriate for the facility concerned) will be transferred to the Council free of charge by the developer.'

9.23 The NPPF INSERTED: (paragraph 73) addresses the importance that access to open space has to the health and wellbeing of a community. It states that local authorities should set locally derived standards for the provision of open space, sports and recreational facilities after they have assessed the quantity and quality of what is available within their area.

INSERTED: 9.23a The Council carried out an assessment of open space, sports and recreation facilities across the district (Recreation and Open Space Study, 2013). This includes an audit of the quality, quantity and accessibility of existing facilities and an assessment of future needs, with input from stakeholders including parish councils, sports clubs, and sports governing bodies. In 2016 South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridge City Council in partnership with Sport England, completed two sports strategies: a Playing Pitch Strategy 2015-2031 for grass and all weather pitches covering both areas; and an Indoor Sports Facility Strategy 2015-2031 to guide future provision and management of indoor sports halls, swimming pools and outdoor cycling facilities to serve existing and new communities in Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire. In line with the NPPF, the strategies set out to assess existing facilities, the future need for sport and active recreation facilities, and opportunities for new provision. These strategies will need to be taken into account when considering future provision.

9.23b The standards within this policy are expressed as minimum standards. Whether open space provision is required in excess of the minimum standards will be determined having regard to the particular considerations to which a development proposal gives rise, including the needs of the area, existing provision and any identified deficiencies.

9.23c Policies in adopted Area Action Plans provide specific guidance for the areas that they cover, which are defined on the Policies Map. Policy LP/1 identifies where policies of the Local Development Framework referred to in adopted Area Action Plans are superseded by policies of this Local Plan. Paragraph D10.2 of the Northstowe Area Action Plan refers to district wide standards set out in policy SF/11 of the Development Control Policies DPD. This policy is superseded by this Local Plan Policy.

9.24 The villages of South Cambridgeshire and the parts of the district on the edge of Cambridge have a range of sports pitches and pavilions, children's play spaces, and informal open spaces suitable for play and for activities such as dog walking. These are primarily owned and operated by parish councils, although the use of management companies is becoming more common within new developments. Access to good quality open space and children's play facilities has significant benefits for community health and wellbeing. It is important that new developments provide new open spaces or contribute to the improvement of existing facilities to address the new needs generated. Depending on the scale of the development there is a hierarchy of open space provision. Larger schemes will be expected to provide for more types of open space.

9.25 Allotments and community orchards are important and valued forms of green space and should be included in new housing developments. Allotments provide fresh local fruit and vegetables as well as invaluable exercise and encourage a healthier life style. Orchards provide a range of benefits, including biodiversity, landscape enhancement, fruit for local communities and are a catalyst for the community to come together. The Council is supporting local people to establish or restore community orchards. It is important to ensure more of these areas are developed or conserved in a similar way as allotments have developed over time. INSERTED: New areas of allotments and community orchards form important community assets and are well used. The standard stated in the policy is equivalent to 32 allotments per 1,000 households.

9.26 The Council secures the provision of, or funding for, open space for all residential development to meet the needs generated. On-site provision is preferable, where practicable, to provide accessible spaces integral to the development close to where people live. Generally smaller developments can only deliver informal open space or play areas, whilst larger sites are capable of delivering a wider range of spaces, including sports pitches. Contributions for off-site provision will be sought, whether via a planning obligation or through a Community Infrastructure Levy. INSERTED: The approach to tariff style contributions outlined in paragraph 9.10a will also apply to this policy.

9.27 On individual sites negotiation may take place on the types of space provided on‑site, taking account of the needs of the area, existing provision and any identified deficiencies in provision.

9.28 Figure 11 below provides a guide for when on-site provision will be sought. This means direct provision of a space or facility within the agreed development site boundary. On individual sites negotiation may take place on the types of space provided on-site, taking account of the needs of the area, existing provision and any identified deficiencies. INSERTED: Regard should also be made to the Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy.

INSERTED: Figure 11: Guide for On-site Provision of Open Space [no change]

INSERTED: 9.28a It is important that there is provision made for open space that meets all the different needs of a community across the age ranges from play areas for toddlers to tranquil informal spaces with seating for older people to enjoy. Such open space will be designed carefully within a development so that the green spaces are fit for purpose and areas with potentially noisy uses such as playing fields for team sports will not cause disturbance and that children's play areas are within sight of housing so that they are a safe environment in which children can play.

9.29 Further guidance on the quantity, quality, and accessibility of open space will be provided in an Open Space Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

9.30 Other forms of larger open space are also important resources for local people, such as country parks; and access to the countryside for leisure is also valuable to health and wellbeing. The provision of green infrastructure is dealt with in Chapter 6: Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Historic Environment – Policy NH/6: Green Infrastructure.'

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Policy SC/8: Open Space Standards

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DELETED: 'Open Space Standards

Policy SC/8: Open Space Standards

  1. The minimum standard for outdoor play space, informal open space and allotments and community allotments is 3.2 hectares per 1,000 people comprising:

a. Outdoor Sport 1.6 ha. per 1,000 people

b. Open Space 1.2 ha. per 1,000 people

c. Allotments and community orchards 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

  1. Subject to the needs of the development the open space requirement will consist of:

d. Formal Children's Play Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

e. Informal Children's Play Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

f. Informal Open Space 0.4 ha. per 1,000 people

9.31 The Council has carried out an assessment of open space, sports and recreation facilities across the district. This includes an audit of the quality, quantity and accessibility of existing facilities and an assessment of future needs, with input from stakeholders including parish councils, sports clubs, and sports governing bodies. The standards are set out in the policy which will provide for the future needs of the district.

9.32 It is important that there is provision made for open space that meets all the different needs of a community across the age ranges from play areas for toddlers to tranquil informal spaces with seating for older people to enjoy. Such open space will be designed carefully within a development so that the green spaces are fit for purpose and areas with potentially noisy uses such as playing fields for team sports will not cause disturbance and that children's play areas are within sight of housing so that they are a safe environment in which children can play.

9.33 New areas of allotments and community orchards form important community assets and are well used. The standard stated in the policy is equivalent to 32 allotments per 1,000 households.'

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Policy SC/9: Protection of Existing Recreation Areas, Allotments and Community Orchards

Amend Policy SC/9 as follows:

''Policy SC/9: Protection of Existing Recreation Areas, INSERTED: Playing Fields, Allotments and Community Orchards

Planning Permission will not be granted for proposals resulting in the loss of land or buildings providing for recreational use INSERTED: , playing fields or for the loss of allotments or community orchards except where:

  1. They would be replaced by an area of equivalent or better quantity and quality and in a suitable location; or
  2. The proposed development includes provision of open space, or sports and recreation facilities of sufficient benefit to outweigh the loss; or
  3. An excess of provision in quantitative and qualitative terms is clearly demonstrated in all the functions played by the land or buildings to be lost, taking into account potential future demand and in consultation with local people and users.
  4. INSERTED: Where replacement open space is to be provided in an alternative location, the replacement site / facility must be fully available for use before the area of open space to be lost can be redeveloped.'

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Paragraph 9.35

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INSERTED: 'Many of these village facilities were assessed as part of the work on preparing both the Playing Pitch Strategy and Indoor Sports Facilities Strategy. These strategies have considered the future needs of the district for such facilities. The Playing Pitch Strategy did not find that any of the existing recreation areas were surplus to requirements and in fact all were identifiedas needing to be protected within the Local Plan.'

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Policy SC/10: Lighting Proposals

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INSERTED: 'f. There is no unacceptable adverse ecological impact.

g. There is no unacceptable adverse impact on heritage assets.'

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Paragraph 9.38

Amend paragraph 9.38 as follows:

'9.38 The NPPF states that by encouraging good design, planning policies and decisions should limit the impact of light pollution from artificial light on local amenity, intrinsically dark landscapes and nature conservation INSERTED: (paragraph 125 of the NPPF).'

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Paragraph 9.44

Amend the last sentence of paragraph 9.44 as follows:

'Adverse impacts on health and quality of life should be mitigated and reduced to a minimum including through the use of conditions, while recognising that many developments will create some noise INSERTED: (paragraph 123 of the NPPF).'

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Policy SC/12: Contaminated Land

Amend Policy SC/12 to read:

'Policy SC/12: DELETED: Contaminated Land INSERTED: Land Contamination

Where development is proposed on contaminated land or land suspected of being impacted by contaminants the Council will require developers to include as assessment of the extent of contamination and any possible risks INSERTED: to human health and/or the environment. Proposals will only be permitted where land is, or can be made, suitable for the proposed use.'

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Paragraph 9.54

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'After remediation, as a minimum, land should not be capable of being determined as contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 INSERTED: (paragraph 120 of the NPPF).'

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Paragraph 9.57

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INSERTED: 'NPPF paragraph 124 requires that planning policies should sustain compliance with and contribute towards EU limit values or national objectives for pollutants, taking into account the presence of Air Quality Management Areas and the cumulative impacts on air quality from individual sites in local areas. Planning decisions should ensure that any new development in Air Quality Management Areas is consistent with the local Air Quality Action Plan.'

Chapter 10: Promoting and Delivering Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure

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Paragraph 10.2

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'10.2 Cambridgeshire County Council DELETED: is preparing INSERTED: prepared a new Transport Strategy for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire INSERTED: in parallel with the Local Plan. Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire are popular places to live and work, and have experienced high levels of jobs, housing and population growth. This is helping to drive a strong local economy but also means that there is pressure on local transport infrastructure. Growth is set to continue into the future to meet local needs. The Transport Strategy will ensure that current and future transport needs are met, that people can access work and services, and that the character of the area can be preserved, helping to ensure that people in the area continue to enjoy a high quality of life. INSERTED: The Local Plan will assist with the delivery of requirements and aspirations within current and emerging transport plans and strategies.'

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After Paragraph 10.4

Add a new paragraph 10.4a:

INSERTED: '10.4a A few rural parts of the district are well served by rail, for example the A10 corridor both north and south of Cambridge, while others rely on the markets towns and Cambridge for access to the railway network. Improved access to stations and interchanges, for example improved cycle access via cycle path networks or quiet routes, can help encourage more people to cycle and more people to travel by train rather than car. In Cambridge, the new DELETED: Science Park INSERTED: Cambridge North Station and Interchange will contribute to the growth of rail use and will be essential to provide interchange facilities.'

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Policy TI/2: Planning for Sustainable Travel

Amend criteria 2b and 2c of Policy TI/2 to read:

'b. Provision of new cycle DELETED: and, walking INSERTED: and horse riding routes that connect to existing networks, including the wider Rights of Way network, to strengthen connections between villages, Northstowe, Cambridge, market towns, and the wider countryside.

c. Protection and improvement of existing cycle DELETED: and, walking INSERTED: and horse riding routes, including the Rights of Way network, to ensure the effectiveness and amenity of these routes is maintained, including through maintenance, crossings, signposting and waymarking, and, where appropriate, widening and lighting.'

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Paragraph 10.18

Amend paragraph 10.18 to read:

'10.18 Planning applications need to address the transport implications of the proposed development. Many schemes will require the submission of a Transport Assessment and Travel Plan are to explore the transport impacts of their proposals, how they will be addressed, and how sustainable travel will be delivered in the long term. INSERTED: These should be agreed with the highway authority. For smaller developments with lower impacts, a simpler 'Transport Statement' is required, INSERTED: which should demonstrate how it will encourage travel planning activities. A Low Emissions Strategy Statement should be integrated within this work.'

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Policy TI/3: Parking Provision

Amend the first part of Policy TI/3 to read:

  1. 'Car DELETED: and cycle parking provision should be provided through a design-led approach in accordance with the INSERTED: indicative standards set out in Figure 12. INSERTED: Cycle parking should be provided to at least the minimum standards set out in Figure 12.'

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Figure 12: Parking Provision

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'1 space per 2 INSERTED: 5m²'

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Paragraph 10.29

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'South Cambridgeshire has a long association with flying and, in addition to Cambridge Airport there are a number of established aerodromes and smaller airfields in the district INSERTED: , including IWM Duxford with its large collection of flying historic aircraft.'

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After Paragraph 10.33

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INSERTED: 'Air Safeguarding Zones

10.33a Applications for development within Cambridge Airport's Air Safeguarding Zones (shown in Figure 12a) will be the subject of consultation with the operator of the airport and the Ministry of Defence. Restrictions in height, or changes to the detailed design of development may be necessary to mitigate the risk of aircraft accident and maintain the operational integrity of the airport.

10.33b The purpose of airport safeguarding is to take the measures necessary to ensure the safety of aircraft, their passengers and crew while taking off or landing or while flying in the vicinity of Cambridge Airport. This is achieved by assessing proposed development so as to:

  • protect the air through which aircraft fly;
  • protect the integrity of radar and other electronic aids to air navigation;
  • protect visual aids, such as approach and runway lighting, by preventing them from being obscured, or preventing the installation of other lights; and
  • avoid any increase in the risk to aircraft of a birdstrike.

10.33c A similar Aerodrome Safeguarding Zone applies to the Imperial War Museum Duxford (shown in Figure 12b). Applications for development within Duxford's Air Safeguarding Zones will be the subject of consultation with the aerodrome operator.'

SC-MM234b – Add new Figure 12a: Cambridge Airport Air Safeguarding Zones

SC-MM234c - Add new Figure 12b: Imperial War Museum Duxford Air Safeguarding Zones

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Paragraph 10.36

Amend the first sentence of paragraph 10.36 to read:

'The Council's Infrastructure Delivery Study (IDS) INSERTED: (updated in 2015) , produced in partnership with Cambridge City Council, explores infrastructure needs and costs, when and where infrastructure will need to be provided, the scale of funding needed to achieve this, and potential sources of funding. The IDS identifies infrastructure critical to the delivery of the Local Plan.'

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Policy TI/9: Education Facilities

Amend part 3 of Policy TI/9 as follows:

'3. Developers DELETED: should INSERTED: must engage with the Children's Services Authority at the earliest opportunity and work co-operatively to ensure the phasing of residential development and appropriate mitigation is identified in a timely manner to ensure appropriate education provision can be secured.'

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After Paragraph 10.52

Add new paragraph after 10.52 to read:

INSERTED: '10.52a As part of this on-going process, a current shortfall (to 2021) of at least 1,050 (7FE) secondary school places has been identified. This need will be met by a new secondary school to serve the eastern part of Cambridge, and the three Councils will continue to work together to find the most appropriate location.'

Appendices

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After Appendix A: Supporting Studies and Evidence Base

Add a new Appendix Aa after Appendix A as follows:

Refer to new appendix at the end of this schedule

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After Appendix B: Local Plan – Superseded Documents and Policies

Add a new Appendix Ba after Appendix B as follows:

INSERTED: 'Appendix Ba: Local Development Framework Policies referred to in Area Action Plans superseded by Local Plan Policies, as referenced in Policy LP/1

Northstowe AAP

Reference in AAP

Local Development Framework Policy

referred to

Replacement

Local Plan Policy

Policy NS/7:

Northstowe Housing

Affordable Housing,

subsection 6

Policy HG/3:

Affordable Housing

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy H/9:

Affordable Housing

Paragraph D3.8

supporting Policy NS/7: Northstowe Housing

Policy HG/2:

Housing Mix

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy H/8:

Housing Mix

Paragraph D3.9

supporting Policy NS/7: Northstowe Housing

Policy HG/3:

Affordable Housing

Development Control Policies DPD

H/9:

Affordable Housing

Paragraph D4.3

supporting Policy NS/8: Northstowe Employment

Policy ST/8:

Employment Provision

Core Strategy DPD

Policy S/5:

Provision of New Jobs and Homes

Paragraph D5.12

supporting Policy NS/9: Community Services, Facilities, Leisure, Arts and Culture

Policy SF/6:

Public Art and New Development

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy HQ/2:

Public Art and New Development

Policy NS/11:

Alternative Modes

Car and Cycle Parking Standards,

subsection 10

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy TI/3: Parking Provision

Paragraph D6.14

supporting Policy NS/11: Alternative Modes

Travel Chapter of the Development Control Policies DPD

Policy TI/3: Parking Provision

Paragraph D6.21

supporting Policy NS/11: Alternative Modes

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy TI/3: Parking Provision

Paragraph D9.1

supporting Policy NS/18: Use of Existing Buildings

Policy CH/2: Archaeological Sites

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy NH/14: Heritage Assets

Paragraph D10.2

supporting Policy NS/19: Public Open Space and Sports Provision

Policy SF/11:

Open Space Standards

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy SC/8: Open Space Standards

Paragraph D10.11

supporting Policy NS/19: Public Open Space and Sports Provision

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy SC/8:

Open Space Standards

Paragraph D10.15

supporting Policy NS/19: Public Open Space and Sports Provision

Policy SF/11: Open Space Standards

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy SC/8:

Open Space Standards

Paragraph D13.4

supporting Policy NS/23:

An Exemplar in Sustainability

Policy NE/3:

Renewable Energy Technologies in New Development

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy CC/3:

Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in New Developments

Paragraph D13.9

supporting Policy NS/23: An Exemplar in Sustainability

Policy NE/1:

Energy Efficiency

Development Control Policies DPD

No replacement policy in the Local Plan.

Paragraph D13.9

supporting Policy NS/23: An Exemplar in Sustainability

Policy DP/1: Sustainable Development (subsection 1e)

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy CC/6:

Construction Methods

Paragraph E2.1

Policy DP/4:

Infrastructure and New Developments

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy TI/8:

Infrastructure and New Developments

Cambridge East AAP

Reference in AAP

Local Development Framework Policy

referred to

Replacement

Local Plan Policy

Paragraph D3.11

supporting Policy CE/7: Cambridge East Housing

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy H/9:

Affordable Housing

Cambridge Southern Fringe AAP

Reference in AAP

Local Development Framework Policy

referred to

Replacement

Local Plan Policy

Policy CSF/7:

Trumpington West Housing

Affordable Housing,

subsection 5

Policy HG/3:

Affordable Housing

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy H/9:

Affordable Housing

Paragraph D2.7

supporting Policy CSF/7:

Trumpington West Housing

Policy HG/2:

Housing Mix

Development Control DPD

Policy H/8:

Housing Mix

Paragraph D2.8

supporting Policy CSF/7: Trumpington West Housing

Policy HG/3:

Affordable Housing

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy H/9:

Affordable Housing

Paragraph D3.3

supporting Policy CSF/8:

Employment

Policy ET/1:

Limitations on the Occupancy of New Premises in South Cambridgeshire

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy E/11:

Large Scale Warehousing and Distribution Centres

Paragraph D4.12

supporting Policy CSF/9:

Community Services, Facilities, Leisure, Arts and
Culture

Policy SF/6:

Public Art and New Development

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy HQ/2:

Public Art and New Development

Paragraph D8.5

supporting Policy CSF/16: Archaeology at Trumpington West

LDF Development Control Policies

Policy NH/14:

Heritage Assets

Paragraph D12.3

supporting Policy CSF/21:

An Exemplar in Sustainability

Development Principles and Natural Environment Chapters of Development Control Policies DPD

Policy CC/6:

Construction Methods

Paragraph E1.11

supporting Policy CSF/22: Construction Strategy

Policy DP/1:

Sustainable Development

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy CC/6:

Construction Methods

Paragraph E2.1

Policy DP/4:

Infrastructure and New Developments

Development Control Policies DPD

Policy TI/8:

Infrastructure and New Developments

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After Appendix B: Local Plan – Superseded Documents and Policies

Add a new Appendix Bb detailing a numbered list of Local Green Space sites.

(Note: the sites which are shown as DELETED are proposed to no longer be Local Green Space, and would not be listed in the adopted Local Plan)

INSERTED: Appendix Bb: List of Local Green Space Sites (shown on the Policies Map)

DELETED: NH/12-001 - Land north of Almond Grove, Bar Hill

NH/12-002 - Land east of Acorn Avenue, Bar Hill

NH/12-003 - Land north of Appletrees, Bar Hill

INSERTED: NH/12-004 - Village Green, Bar Hill

NH/12-005 - Recreation Ground, Bar Hill

DELETED: NH/12-006 - Land north of Little Meadow, Bar Hill

NH/12-007 - Land south of Viking Way, Bar Hill

NH/12-008 - Allotments, south of Saxon Way, Bar Hill

INSERTED: NH/12-009 - Land south of Saxon Way, Bar Hill

DELETED: NH/12-010 - Green areas bordering each side of the perimeter road, Bar Hill

INSERTED: NH/12-011 - Church Close Nature Reserve, Barton

DELETED: NH/12-012 - Hines Close, Barton

NH/12-013 - Elbourn Way South, Bassingbourn

NH/12-014 - Elbourn Way North, Bassingbourn

NH/12-015 - Fortune Way, Bassingbourn

NH/12-016 - The Rouses, Bassingbourn

INSERTED: NH/12-017 - Ford Wood, Bassingbourn

NH/12-018 - Recreation Ground, Bassingbourn

DELETED: NH/12-019a - Hall Close Playground (inside Village Boundary), Bourn

NH/12-019b - Hall Close Playground (outside Village Boundary), Bourn

NH/12-020 - Hall Close Green, Bourn

INSERTED: NH/12-021 - Jubilee Recreation Ground, Bourn

DELETED: NH/12-022 - Camping Close, Bourn

NH/12-023 - Access to Camping Close, Bourn

INSERTED: NH/12-024 - Caldecote, Recreation Ground

DELETED: NH/12-025 - Land north of Jeavons Lane, north of Monkfield Way, Cambourne

NH/12-026 - Land south of Jeavons Wood Primary School, Cambourne

INSERTED: NH/12-027 - Cambourne Recreation Ground, Back Lane, Cambourne

DELETED: NH/12-028 - Land east of Sterling Way, Cambourne

NH/12-029 - Land east of Sterling way, north of Brace Dein, Cambourne

NH/12-030 - Land north of School Lane, west of Woodfield Lane, Cambourne

INSERTED: NH/12-031 - Land east of Greenbank, Cambourne

NH/12-032 - Land north of School Lane, west of Broad Street, Cambourne

NH/12-033 - Cambourne Recreation Ground, Back Lane, Cambourne

DELETED: NH/12-034 - Land north of Great Common Farm, west of Broadway, Cambourne

NH/12-035 - Large areas within village and around edge of village, Cambourne

NH/12-035a - Sirius Lake

NH/12-035b - Whomping Willow Lake

INSERTED: NH/12-035c - Crow Hill (Country Park)

NH/12-035d - Land around the west and north west

NH/12-035e - Oaks Wood (Eco Park)

DELETED: NH/12-035f - South of A428

INSERTED: NH/12-035g - Pitches next to Cambourne Sports Centre

DELETED: NH/12-036 - Honeysuckle Close and Hazel Lane green space, Cambourne

INSERTED: NH/12-037 - The Old Market Place, Caxton

DELETED: NH/12-038 - Land South of Barton Road, Comberton

INSERTED: NH/12-039 - All Saints Church, Cottenham

NH/12-040 - Broad Lane - High Street Junction, Cottenham

DELETED: NH/12-041 - Land at Victory Way, Cottenham

NH/12-042 - Cemetery, Cottenham

NH/12-043 - Orchard Close, Cottenham

NH/12-044 - Coolidge Gardens, Cottenham

NH/12-045 - South of Brenda Gautry Way, Cottenham

NH/12-046 - Dunstall Field, Cottenham

NH/12-047 - West of Sovereign Way, Cottenham

INSERTED: NH/12-048a - Old Recreation Ground, Cottenham

NH/12-048b - Broad Lane Amenity Area, Cottenham

NH/12-049a - Recreation Ground and Playing Fields, Cottenham

DELETED: NH/12-049b - Allotments, Cottenham

NH/12-050 - Land in front of Village College, Cottenham

NH/12-051 - Fen Reeves Wood, Cottenham

NH/12-052 - Les King Wood, Cottenham

INSERTED: NH/12-053 - Village Green, Cottenham

NH/12-054 - Village Green, Dry Drayton

DELETED: NH/12-055 - Greenacres, Duxford

NH/12-056 - End of Mangers Lane, Duxford

NH/12-057 - Allotments, Elsworth

INSERTED: NH/12-058 - Fardells Lane Nature Reserve, Elsworth

NH/12-059 - Grass Close, Elsworth

DELETED: NH/12-060 - Glebe Field, Elsworth

NH/12-061 - Grounds of Low Farm, Elsworth

NH/12-062 - Field between Brockley Road and Brook Street, Elsworth

NH/12-063 - Land at south end of Brook Street, Elsworth

NH/12-064 - Land at Fardell's Lane, Elsworth

INSERTED: NH/12-065 - Village Green, Eltisley

DELETED: NH/12-066 - Allotments for Labouring Poor, Eltisley

NH/12-067 - Pocket Park, Eltisley

NH/12-068 - Paddock, Ditton Lane at the junction with High Ditch Road, Fen Ditton

INSERTED: NH/12-069 - Village Green, Fen Ditton

NH/12-070a - Recreation Ground, Foxton

DELETED: NH/12-070b – Allotments, Foxton

INSERTED: NH/12-071 - The Green, Foxton

NH/12-072 - Dovecote Meadow, Foxton

DELETED: NH/12-073 - Green Area on Station Road, Foxton

NH/12-074 - Field between Cox's Drove, Cow Lane and Land adjacent the Horse Pond, Fulbourn

INSERTED: NH/12-075 - Victorian garden, Fulbourn

NH/12-076a - Log Field, Gamlingay

DELETED: NH/12-076b - The Horse Paddocks, Gamlingay

NH/12-076c - Lupin Field, Gamlingay

NH/12-077 - Middle of Magna Close, Great Abington

INSERTED: NH/12-078 - Recreation Ground, Guilden Morden

DELETED: NH/12-079 - The Craft, Guilden Morden

NH/12-080 - Church Meadow, Guilden Morden

NH/12-081 - Land between Swan Lane and Pound Green, Guilden Morden

NH/12-082 - Pound Green, Guilden Morden

NH/12-083 - Thompsons Meadow, Guilden Morden

NH/12-084 - Play area adjacent to the Church, Hardwick

INSERTED: NH/12-085 - Recreation ground in Egremont Road, Hardwick

NH/12-086 - Recreation Ground, Harston

NH/12-087a - Welhouse Meadow, Haslingfield

NH/12-087b – Wood, Haslingfield

NH/12-087c – Village Green, Haslingfield

DELETED: NH/12-087d – The Manor House, Haslingfield

INSERTED: NH/12-088 - Willow Way Recreation Ground, Hauxton

DELETED: NH/12-089 - East of New Road, Impington

INSERTED: NH/12-090 - Ickleton, Village Green (opposite the church)

DELETED: NH/12-091 - Driver's Meadow, Ickleton

INSERTED: NH/12-092a - Village Green, Kingston

DELETED: NH/12-092b - The Green, Kingston

INSERTED: NH/12-093 - Field Road Green, Kingston

NH/12-094a - Village Orchard, Kingston

DELETED: NH/12-094b – Rectory Lane, Kingston

INSERTED: NH/12-095 - Playground, Kingston

NH/12-096 - Recreation Ground, Linton

NH/12-097 - Village Green (Camping Close), Linton

DELETED: NH/12-098a - Glebe Land, Linton

NH/12-098b – Land at Church Lane, Linton

INSERTED: NH/12-099 - Village Green, Litlington

NH/12-100 - St. Peters Hill, Litlington

NH/12-101 - Recreation Ground, Litlington

NH/12-102 - Scout Camp Site, Church Lane, Little Abington

NH/12-103 - Bowling Green, High Street, Little Abington

DELETED: NH/12-104 - Meadows, Bancroft Farm, Little Abington

NH/12-105 - Camping Close, Camping Field, Little Shelford

INSERTED: NH/12-106 - Recreation Ground, Little Wilbraham

NH/12 -107a – Recreation Ground, Lolworth

DELETED: NH/12-107b – Allotments and orchard, Lolworth

NH/12-108 - Allotments, The Moor, Melbourn

INSERTED: NH/12-109a - New Recreation Ground, The Moor, Melbourn

NH/12-109b - Millennium Copse, The Moor, Melbourn

NH/12-110 - Old Recreation Ground, The Moor, Melbourn

DELETED: NH/12-111 - Recreational Green, Armingford Cresent, Melbourn

NH/12-112 - Recreational Green, Russet Way, Melbourn

NH/12-113 - Recreational Green and wood, Worcester Way, Melbourn

INSERTED: NH/12-114 - The Cross, High Street, Melbourn

NH/12-115 - Stockbridge Meadows, Dolphin Lane, Melbourn

DELETED: NH/12-116 - Recreational Green, Clear Crescent, Melbourn

NH/12-117 - Play Park, Clear Crescent, Melbourn

NH/12-118 - Recreational Green, Elm Way, Melbourn

NH/12-119 - Recreational Green, Beechwood Avenue, Melbourn

NH/12-120 - Recreational Green, Greengage Rise, Melbourn

NH/12-121 - Recreational Green, Chalkhill Barrow, Melbourn

NH/12-122 - Land between Worcester Way and Armingford Crescent, Melbourn

INSERTED: NH/12-123 - Recreation Ground, Meldreth

DELETED: NH/12-124 - Flambards Green, Meldreth

INSERTED: NH/12-125 - Chapel Orchard, Orwell

DELETED: NH/12-126 - Allotments at Fishers Lane, Orwell

NH/12-127 - Chapel Orchard Allotments, Orwell

NH/12-128 - Glebe Field, behind St Andrews Church, Orwell

INSERTED: NH/12-129 - Recreation Ground, Town Green Road, Orwell

DELETED: NH/12-130 - Station Road/Turn Lane, Over

NH/12-131 - Land to rear of The Lane, Over

NH/12-132 - Wood behind Pendragon Hill, Papworth Everard

INSERTED: NH/12-133 - Jubilee Green, Papworth Everard

DELETED: NH/12-134 - Baron's Way Wood, Papworth Everard

NH/12-135a - Rectory Woods (inside Village Boundary), Papworth Everard

NH/12-135b - Rectory Woods (outside Village Boundary), Papworth Everard

INSERTED: NH/12-136 - Meadow at western end of Church Lane, Papworth Everard

DELETED: NH/12-137a - Summer's Hill Open Space (inside Village Boundary), Papworth Everard

NH/12-137b - Summer's Hill Open Space (outside Village Boundary), Papworth Everard

INSERTED: NH/12-138a - Papworth Hall, Papworth Everard

DELETED: NH/12-138b - Papworth Hall (small finger of land), Papworth Everard

INSERTED: NH/12-139 - Village Playing Field, Papworth Everard

DELETED: NH/12-140 - Challis Garden, Mill Lane, Sawston

NH/12-141 - The Spike Playing Field, South Terrace, Sawston

INSERTED: NH/12-142 - Mill Lane Recreation Ground, Sawston

NH/12-143 - Millennium Copse, Sawston

DELETED: NH/12-144 - Butlers Green, Sawston

INSERTED: NH/12-145 - Spicers' Sports Field, Sawston

NH/12-146 - Lynton Way Recreation Ground, Sawston

INSERTED: NH/12-147a - Orchard Park, Sawston

DELETED: NH/12-147b - Orchard Park allotments, Sawston

NH/12-148 - Deal Grove, Sawston

NH/12-149 - Ransom Strip, Craft Way, Steeple Morden

INSERTED: NH/12-150 - Recreation Ground, Hay Street, Steeple Morden

NH/12-151 - The Cowslip Meadow, Steeple Morden

DELETED: NH/12-152 - White Ponds Wood, Steeple Morden

NH/12-153 - Tween Town Wood, Steeple Morden

INSERTED: NH/12-154 - Village Green, Thriplow

NH/12-155 - Cricket Pitch, Thriplow

NH/12-156 - Recreation Ground, Thriplow

DELETED: NH/12-157 - The Spinney, Thriplow

NH/12-158 - Open Land, Church Street, Thriplow

NH/12-159 - Dower House Woodland Area, Thriplow

INSERTED: NH/12-160 - Toft, Land adjacent 6 High Street

NH/12-161 - Toft, Recreation Ground

NH/12-162 - Small green area immediately to west of G58, Toft

DELETED: NH/12-163 - Allotments, Toft

INSERTED:NH/12-164 - Village Green, Waterbeach

NH/12-165 - The Gault, Waterbeach

DELETED: NH/12-166 - Old Pond Site, Waterbeach

NH/12-167 - Barracks Frontage, Waterbeach

NH/12-168 - Coronation Close, Waterbeach

NH/12-169 - School frontage, Waterbeach

INSERTED:NH/12-170 - Recreation Ground / play area, Whaddon

NH/12-172 - The Lawn, Whittlesford

DELETED: NH/12 -173a – Bull Meadow, Great Chishill

INSERTED: NH/12 – 173b – Playing Field north of Hall Lane, Great Chishill

No Comments SC-MM241

265

Appendix C: Glossary

Add 'Cambridge Area' to the glossary with the following definition:

INSERTED: 'The area covered by Cambridge City Council and South Cambridgeshire District Council.'

No Comments SC-MM242

271

Appendix C: Glossary

Add 'General Permitted Development Order' to the glossary with the following definition:

INSERTED: 'Provides permitted development rights which allow certain types of development to proceed without the need for a planning application.'

No Comments SC-MM243

271

Appendix C: Glossary

Add 'Green Corridor' to the glossary with the following definition:

INSERTED: 'Area of open land which penetrates into an urban area for amenity and recreation.'

View Comments (1) SC-MM244

273

Appendix C: Glossary

Add 'High Quality Public Transport' to the glossary with the following definition (source: adopted Local Development Framework):

INSERTED: 'Generally service frequencies of at least a 10 minutes peak / 20 minutes inter-peak. Weekday evening frequencies of ½ hourly until 11pm, Saturday ½ hourly 7am - 6pm, then hourly and Sunday hourly 8am - 11pm. Also provides high quality low floor / easy access buses, air conditioning, prepaid / electronic ticketing, Real Time information and branding to encourage patronage.'

View Comments (2) SC-MM245

276

Appendix C: Glossary

Add 'Local Needs' to the glossary with the following definition:

INSERTED: 'The definition varies depending on the circumstances in which it is used. Where talking about types of housing or employment provision in the district it will often relate to the needs of the wider Cambridge area. Where talking about local needs as identified through the Strategic Housing Market Assessment it refers specifically to the needs of the housing market area. With regards to exception sites for affordable housing it refers to the needs of the village / parish.'

No Comments SC-MM246

278

Appendix C: Glossary

Amend the 'Northstowe' entry in the glossary to read:

'A planned new town of DELETED: 9,500 INSERTED: 10,000 dwellings and a range of employment, shops and community uses, located close to Longstanton and Oakington. Development in this area is subject to policies in the Northstowe Area Action Plan.'

No Comments SC-MM247

286

Appendix C: Glossary

Replace the definition of Travelling Showpeople with:

INSERTED: Members of a group organised for the purposes of holding fairs, circuses or shows (whether or not travelling together as such). This includes such persons who on the grounds of their own or their family's or dependants' more localised pattern of trading, educational or health needs or old age have ceased to travel temporarily, but excludes Gypsies and Travellers as defined above

(Source: Planning Policy for Travellers, DCLG August 2015)

No Comments SC-MM248

286

Appendix C: Glossary

Amend 'Undesignated heritage asset' to read:

' DELETED: Undesignated INSERTED: Non designated heritage asset'

No Comments SC-MM249

263

After Appendix C: Glossary

Add new Appendix D detailing the Strategic Policies to be used in the preparation Neighbourhood Plans.

INSERTED: 'Appendix D: Strategic policies in South Cambridgeshire

According to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) a local planning authority should set out clearly the strategic policies for their area (para 184). There is guidance provided at national level for identifying strategic polices both within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – paragraph 156 and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) (paragraph 074 -077 Ref ID: 41-074-20140306).

The Council has used this to identify the strategic policies in the Submission Local Plan.

The Criteria used for identifying Strategic Policies Extract from NPPF

Local planning authorities should set out the strategic priorities for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:

1. the homes and jobs needed in the area;

2. the provision of retail, leisure and other commercial development;

3. the provision of infrastructure for transport, telecommunications, waste management, water supply, wastewater, flood risk and coastal change management, and the provision of minerals and energy (including heat);

4. the provision of health, security, community and cultural infrastructure and other local facilities; and

5. climate change mitigation and adaptation, conservation and enhancement of the natural and historic environment, including landscape.

Extract from NPPG

When reaching a view on whether a policy is a strategic policy the following are useful considerations:

A. whether the policy sets out an overarching direction or objective

B. whether the policy seeks to shape the broad characteristics of development

C. the scale at which the policy is intended to operate

D. whether the policy sets a framework for decisions on how competing priorities should be balanced

E. whether the policy sets a standard or other requirement that is essential to achieving the wider vision and aspirations in the Local Plan

F. in the case of site allocations, whether bringing the site forward is central to achieving the vision and aspirations of the Local Plan

G. whether the Local Plan identifies the policy as being strategic

These criteria have been used to identify why a policy is considered to be strategic – for NPPF criteria from 1- 5 and for NPPG from A-G. The following table identifies the strategic policies in the Submission Local Plan.

Table identifying Strategic Policies in the Submission Local Plan

All policies in the Submission Local Plan are listed with Strategic Policies highlighted in grey.

Refer to table at the end of this schedule

INSERTED:Area Action Plans:

The adopted Area Action Plans (AAP) that are part of the Local Development Framework for the district are considered to be strategic to the delivery of homes and jobs within the district and therefore all policies within them are considered strategic. The adopted AAPs are Northstowe AAP; Cambridge East AAP; Cambridge Southern Fringe AAP; and NW Cambridge AAP. Policies in any new Area Action Plans prepared and adopted will also be considered strategic.'

Policies Map

No Comments SC-MM250

Key

Key

Remove DELETED: 'Housing Allocation (Policy SS/1 & SS/2)' and add to list of polices to 'Major Development Site' to read:

'Policies CSF/3, NS/3, NW/4, INSERTED: SS/1, SS/2, SS/3 (2) INSERTED: SS/4'

No Comments SC-MM251

Key

Key

Add Strategic site boundary notation to the key.

Add description: INSERTED: Strategic Site Boundary (applicable to insets I and H)'

No Comments SC-MM252

Key

Key

Amend area action plan notation:

'Proposed Area Action Plan Boundary (applicable to inset DELETED: s B (east), DELETED: H, I,'

No Comments SC-MM253

Key

Key

Add INSERTED: H/2, H/3 and INSERTED: TI/1 to list of policies under 'Special Policy Area'

No Comments SC-MM254

Key

Key

Amend policy listed against Conservation Area to read:

'Policy NH/1 INSERTED: 4'

No Comments SC-MM255

Key

Key

Amend policy listed against the three Lordsbridge Areas to read:

'Policy TI INSERTED: / 7'

No Comments SC-MM256

Key

Key

Amend policy listed against the Country Park to read:

'Policies CE21(1) & CSF/ INSERTED: 5 (1a)'

No Comments SC-MM257

District Wide Policies Map

South East Quadrant

Amend Quadrant Map to reflect the increased area covered by inset 89 Sawston (SC-MM296g).

District Wide South East Quadrant - Rev Jan 18

No Comments SC-MM258

Inset B

Cambridge Northern Fringe (East)

Extend the Proposed Area Action Plan Boundary (to reflect the modification to the Cambridge Local Plan Policies Map).

No Comments SC-MM259

Inset C

Cambridge East Map

Delete Local Green Space at Paddock, Ditton Lane at the junction with High Ditch Road, (NH/12-068)

No Comments SC-MM260

Inset E

South of Addenbrookes

Note: The proposed extension to the Cambridge Biomedical Campus was described in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as 'Provisional Modification PM/SC/8/A' dependent on the outcome of further technical investigations. A decision to put forward the site as a Proposed Modification was made by South Cambridgeshire District Council in November 2016 informed by a range of further evidence. It is therefore included in this consultation to ensure that there has been a fair opportunity for comments to be made on the Proposed Modification, having regard to the evidence supporting it. Comments submitted during that consultation, or made through the Examination Hearings process, remain in front of the Inspectors and do not need to be repeated.

Include a new employment allocation: Cambridge Biomedical Campus Extension, remove land from Green Belt and amend boundary of improved landscaping area.

View Comments (3) SC-MM261

a/b/c

Inset H

Waterbeach New Town

SC-MM261a - Amend the Major Development Site boundary.

(Note that this will also require a consequential amendment to the title page of Chapter 3 Strategic Sites)

SC-MM261b - Replace boundary notation from Area Action Plan boundary to Strategic Site Boundary

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM261c - Waterbeach - Barracks Frontage (NH/12-167)

View Comments (94) SC-MM262

a/b/c

Inset I

Bourn Airfield New Village

Amend the Bourn Airfield Map as follows:

  • SC-MM262a – Delete the employment allocation notation from the former Thyssen Krupp site and replace as major development site (orange), rather than the employment allocation colour (purple).
  • SC-MM262b - Amend the boundary of the Major Development Site.
  • SC-MM262c - Replace boundary notation from Area Action Plan boundary to Strategic Site boundary

(Note that this will also require a consequential amendment to the tile page of Chapter 3 Strategic Sites)

No Comments SC-MM263

Inset J

Cambourne West

Amend the boundary to include the Swansley Wood Farm buildings within the Major Development Site boundary.

No Comments SC-MM264

a/b/c/d/e/f/g

Inset 3

Bar Hill Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM264a - Land north of Almond Grove (NH/12-001)
  • SC-MM264b - Land east of Acorn Avenue (NH/12-002)
  • SC-MM264c - Land north of Appletrees (NH/12-003)
  • SC-MM264d - Land north of Little Meadow (NH/12-006)
  • SC-MM264e - Land south of Viking Way (NH/12-007)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM264f - Allotments, south of Saxon Way (NH/12-008)
  • SC-MM264g - Green areas bordering each side of the perimeter road (NH/12-010)

No Comments SC-MM265

Inset 8

Barton Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Hines Close (NH/12-012)

View Comments (345) SC-MM266

a/b/c/d/e

Inset 9

Bassingbourn Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM266a - Elbourn Way South (NH/12-013) (land within the village framework)
  • SC-MM266b - Fortune Way (NH/12-015)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM266c - Elbourn Way North (NH/12-014)
  • SC-MM266d - The Rouses (NH/12-016)
  • SC-MM266e - Elbourn Way South (NH/12-013) (land outside the village framework)

View Comments (1) SC-MM267

a/b/c/d/e

Inset 11

Bourn Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM267a - Hall Close Playground (inside Village Boundary) (NH/12-019a)
  • SC-MM267b - Hall Close Green (NH/12-020)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM267c - Hall Close Playground (outside Village Boundary) (NH/12-19b)
  • SC-MM267d - Camping Close (NH/12-022)
  • SC-MM267e - Access to Camping Close (NH/12-023)

View Comments (6) SC-MM268

a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i/j/k

Inset 14

Cambourne Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM268a - Land north of Jeavons Lane, north of Monkfield Way (NH/12-025)
  • SC-MM268b - Land south of Jeavons Wood Primary School (NH/12-026)
  • SC-MM268c - Land east of Sterling Way(NH/12-028)
  • SC-MM268d - Land east of Sterling way, north of Brace Dein (NH/12-029)
  • SC-MM268e - Land north of School Lane, west of Woodfield Lane (NH/12-030)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM268f - Land north of Great Common Farm, west of Broadway (NH/12-034)
  • SC-MM268g - Sirius Lake (NH/12-035a)
  • SC-MM268h - Whomping Willow Lake(NH/12-035b)
  • SC-MM268i - Land around the west and north west Cambourne (NH/12-035d)
  • SC-MM268j - South of A428 (NH/12-035f)
  • SC-MM268k - Honeysuckle Close and Hazel Lane green space (NH/12-036)

No Comments SC-MM269

Inset 21

Comberton Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Land South of Barton Road (NH/12-038)

View Comments (1) SC-MM270

a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i/j/k

Inset 24

Cottenham Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM270a Land at Victory Way (NH/12-041)
  • SC-MM270b Cemetery (NH/12-042)
  • SC-MM270c Orchard Close (NH/12-043)
  • SC-MM270d Coolidge Gardens (NH/12-044)
  • SC-MM270e South of Brenda Gautry Way (NH/12-045)
  • SC-MM270f Dunstall Field (NH/12-046)
  • SC-MM270g West of Sovereign Way (NH/12-047)
  • SC-MM270h Land fronting Village college (NH/12-050) (boundary as amended 10 March 2015)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM270i Allotments (NH/12-049b)
  • SC-MM270j Fen Reeves Wood (NH/12-051)
  • SC-MM270k Les King Wood (NH/12-052)

No Comments SC-MM271

a/b

Inset 28

Duxford Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM271a - Greenacres (NH/12-055)
  • SC-MM271b - End of Mangers Lane (NH/12-056)

View Comments (2) SC-MM272

a/b/c/d/e/f

Inset 29

Elsworth Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM272a - Glebe Field (NH/12-060)
  • SC-MM272b - Grounds of Low Farm (NH/12-061)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM272c - Allotments (NH/12-057)
  • SC-MM272d - Field between Brockley Road and Brook Street (NH/12-062)
  • SC-MM272e - Land at south end of Brook Street (NH/12-063)
  • SC-MM272f - Land at Fardell's Lane (NH/12-064)

View Comments (2) SC-MM273

a/b

Inset 30

Eltisley Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM273a - Allotments for Labouring Poor (NH/12-066)
  • SC-MM273b - Pocket Park (NH/12-067)

No Comments SC-MM274

a/b

Inset 35

Foxton Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM274a - Green Area on Station Road (NH/12-073)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM274b - Allotments (NH/12-070b)

View Comments (1) SC-MM275

a/b

Inset 36

Fulbourn Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM275a - Field between Cox's Drove, Cow Lane and Land adjacent the Horse Pond (land within the village framework) (NH/12-074)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM275b - Field between Cox's Drove, Cow Lane and Land adjacent the Horse Pond (Land outside the village framework) (NH/12-074)

View Comments (2) SC-MM276

a/b

Inset 37

Gamlingay Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM276a - The Horse Paddocks (NH/12-076b)
  • SC-MM276b - The Lupin Field (NH/12-076c)

(Note: The Log Field (NH/12-076a) to be retained as LGS)

View Comments (1) SC-MM277

a/b/c

Inset 41

Great and Little Abington Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM277a - Middle of Magna Close (NH/12-077)
  • SC-MM277b - Meadows, Bancroft Farm (NH/12-104) (boundary as amended in March 2014)

SC-MM277c - Amend the Great and Little Abington Map as follows:

Amend the Development Framework boundaries in Great Abington to incorporate the two proposed new housing allocations Policy H/1(i) Land at Linton Road and Policy H/1(j) Land at High Street/Pampisford Road (NOTE: the new housing allocations are subject of Proposed Modifications that were previously consulted upon in the Proposed Modifications Joint Consultation Report (December 2015) (Reference Document: RD/MC/010) as Modification PM/SC/7/A.)

No Comments SC-MM278

Inset 43

Great Chishill

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • Bull Meadow (NH/12-173a)

No Comments SC-MM279

Inset 45

Great Shelford Village Map

Delete open space allocation SC/1 1e. Land at Grange Field, Church Street, Great Shelford - on the Great Shelford Map.

No Comments SC-MM280

a/b/c/d/e

Inset 47

Guilden Morden Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM280a - The Craft (NH/12-079)
  • SC-MM280b - Church Meadow (NH/12-080)
  • SC-MM280c - Pound Green (NH/12-082)
  • SC-MM280d - Thompsons Meadow (NH/12-083)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM280e - Land between Swan Lane and Pound Green (NH/12-081)

No Comments SC-MM281

Inset 50

Harston Village Map

Amend the Local Green Space boundary on the Harston Village Map to exclude farmland:

  • Harston – Recreation Ground and orchard.

No Comments SC-MM282

Inset 51

Haslingfield Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • The Manor House (NH/12-087d)

(Note: Wellhouse Meadow (NH/12-087a, Wood (NH/12-087b) and Village Green (NH/12-087c) to be retained as LGS)

No Comments SC-MM283

Inset 58

Histon and Impington Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • East of New Road (NH/12-089)

View Comments (2) SC-MM284

Inset 61

Ickleton Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • Driver's Meadow (NH/12-091)

No Comments SC-MM285

a/b

Inset 62

Kingston Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM285a - The Green (NH/12-092b)
  • SC-MM285b - Rectory Lane (NH/12-094b)

No Comments SC-MM286

Inset 67

Linton Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Land at Church Lane (NH/12-098b)

No Comments SC-MM287

Inset 70

Little Shelford Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Camping Close, Camping Field (NH/12-105)

No Comments SC-MM288

Inset 72

Lolworth Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Allotments and orchard (NH/12-107b)

No Comments SC-MM289

a/b/c/d/e/f/g/h/i/j/k/l

Inset 76

Melbourn Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM289a - Recreational Green, Armingford Cresent (NH/12-111)
  • SC-MM289b - Recreational Green, Russet Way (NH/12-112)
  • SC-MM289c - Recreational Green, Clear Crescent (NH/12-116)
  • SC-MM289d - Play Park, Clear Crescent (NH/12-117)
  • SC-MM289e - Recreational Green, Elm Way (NH/12-118)
  • SC-MM289f - Recreational Green, Beechwood Avenue (NH/12-119)
  • SC-MM289g - Recreational Green, Greengage Rise (NH/12-120)
  • SC-MM289h - Recreational Green, Chalkhill Barrow (NH/12-121)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM289i - Allotments, The Moor, (NH/12-108)
  • SC-MM289j - Recreational Green and wood, Worcester Way (NH/12-113)
  • SC-MM289k - Land between Worcester Way and Armingford Crescent (NH/12-122)

Amendment to the boundary of a LGS:

  • SC-MM289l - Stockbridge Meadows, Dolphin Lane (NH/12-115) to exclude a triangle of land on the southern boundary and include an additional area to the north.

No Comments SC-MM290

Inset 77

Meldreth Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • Flambards Green (NH/12-124)

View Comments (1) SC-MM291

a/b/c

Inset 83

Orwell Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area in revised location at:

  • SC-MM291a - Allotments at Fishers Lane (NH/12-126)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM291b - Chapel Orchard Allotments (NH/12-127) (including farmland removed by Proposed Modification in March 2014)
  • SC-MM291c - Glebe Field, behind St Andrews Church (NH/12-128)

View Comments (5) SC-MM292

a/b/c

Inset 84

Over Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM292a - Station Road/Turn Lane (NH/12-130)
  • SC-MM292b - Land to rear of The Lane (NH/12-131)

SC-MM292c - Delete open space allocation SC/1 1a. a. Land east of recreation ground, Over.

View Comments (1) SC-MM293

Inset 85

Pampisford Village Map

Amend Policies Map to exclude land within the parish of Pampisford west of London Road on the southern end of Sawston from the development framework of Pamipisford, and annotate as 'area covered by another map'.

No Comments SC-MM294

a/b/c/d/e/f/g

Inset 86

Papworth Everard Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM294a - Baron's Way Wood (NH/12-134)
  • SC-MM294b - Rectory Woods (inside Village Boundary) (NH/12-135a)
  • SC-MM294c - Summer's Hill Open Space (inside Village Boundary) (NH/12-137a)
  • SC-MM294d - Papworth Hall (small finger of land) (NH/12-138b)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM294e - Wood behind Pendragon Hill (NH/12-132)
  • SC-MM294f - Rectory Woods (outside Village Boundary) (NH/12-135b)
  • SC-MM294g - Summer's Hill Open Space (outside Village Boundary) (NH/137b)

View Comments (1) SC-MM295

a/b/c/d/e/f/g

Inset 89

Sawston Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM295a - Challis Garden, Mill Lane (NH/12-140)
  • SC-MM295b - Butlers Green (NH/12-144)
  • SC-MM295c - Orchard Park allotments (NH/12-147b)
  • SC-MM295d - Deal Grove (NH/12-148)

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM295e - The Spike Playing Field, South Terrace (NH/12-141)

Amendment to the boundary of a LGS:

  • SC-MM295f - Sawston - Millennium Copse (NH/12-143) to exclude land within the nursery.

SC-MM295g - Amend Policies Map to include land within the parish of Pampisford west of London Road on the southern end of Sawston within the development framework of Sawston. Remove 'area covered by another map' annotation from this area. Add an additional map 6 to inset map 89 to cover this area.

View Comments (1) SC-MM296

a/b/c

Inset 95

Steeple Morden Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • SC-MM296a - Ransom Strip, Craft Way (NH/12-149)
  • SC-MM296b - White Ponds Wood (NH/12-152)
  • SC-MM296c - Tween Town Wood (NH/12-153)

No Comments SC-MM297

Inset

98

Swavesey Village Map

Delete open space allocation SC/1 1d. on the Swavesey Map.

No Comments SC-MM298

a/b/c

Inset 102

Thriplow Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM298a - The Spinney (NH/12-157)
  • SC-MM298b - Open Land, Church Street (NH/12-158)
  • SC-MM298c - Dower House Woodland Area (NH/12-159)

No Comments SC-MM299

Inset 103

Toft Village Map

Delete Local Green Space at:

  • Allotments (NH/12-163)

No Comments SC-MM300

a/b/c/d

Inset 104

Waterbeach Village Map

Delete Local Green Space designation and replace with Protected Village Amenity Area at:

  • SC-MM300a - Old Pond Site (NH/12- 166)
  • SC-MM300b - Coronation Close (NH/12- 168)
  • SC-MM300c - School frontage (NH/12-169)

SC-MM300d - Delete the Green Belt designation from land to the north of Bannold Road.

Chapter 2: Figures

Main Modification SC-MM025 – Delete Figure 4 and replace with new Appendix E

DELETED: Figure 4: Monitoring Indicators

Chapter

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Spatial Strategy

M1

Housing Trajectory showing:

  • net additional dwellings completed in previous years and the current year;
  • predicted completions in future years; and
  • progress against the housing target.

S/5

M2

Total dwellings built by settlement category

S/6, S/8, S/9, S/10, S/11

M3

Amount and type of completed employment floorspace on previously developed land

M4

Percentage of new and converted dwellings completed on previously developed land

M5

Amount of new residential development within 30 minutes public transport journey time of key services

S/3, S/6

M6

Number of new jobs created.

S/5

Strategic Sites

M7

Progress and development on strategic site allocations

SS/1 – SS/8

Climate Change

M8

Renewable energy capacity installed by type

CC/2, CC/3

M9

Renewable energy capacity with planning permission by type

CC/2, CC/3

M10

Proportion of development proposals for new dwellings and new non-residential buildings of 1,000 m2 or more reducing carbon emissions by a minimum of 10% using on site renewable energy technologies

CC/3

M11

Amount of new development completed on previously undeveloped functional floodplain land, and in flood risk areas, without agreed flood defence measures

CC/9

M12

Number of planning permissions where the Environment Agency initially objected on flooding and water quality grounds

CC/9

M13

Proportion of new homes achieving water consumption levels equivalent to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 (105 litres per person per day or less)

CC/4

M14

Proportion of non-residential developments demonstrating a minimum water efficiency standard equivalent to the BREEAM non-residential standard for 2 credits for water use levels

CC/4

Delivering High Quality Places

M15

Number of housing developments of 10 or more dwellings achieving each Building for Life standard

HQ/1

Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Historic Environment

M16

Amount of new development completed within, or likely to adversely affect, internationally or nationally important nature conservation areas

NH/4, NH/5

M17

Amount of inappropriate development completed in the Green Belt

NH/8, NH/9

M18

Amount of land within a Local Green Space or PVAA designation that has been lost to development

NH/11, NH/12

M19

Amount of land adjacent to an Important Countryside Frontage that has been lost to development

NH/13

M20

Change in areas of biodiversity importance (international, national and local designations)

NH/4, NH/5

Delivering High Quality Homes

M21

Average net density of all completed new housing developments on sites of 9 or more dwellings

H/7

M22

Proportion of new housing developments of 9 or more dwellings achieving less than 30 dph, 30-50 dph and 50 or more dph

H/7

M23

Housing completions by number of bedrooms

H/8

M24

Market housing completions on developments of over 10 dwellings by number of bedrooms

H/8

M25

Gross affordable housing completions

H/9

M26

Affordable housing completions on rural exception sites

H/10

M27

Gypsy & Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople plots completed

S/5, H/19, H/20, H/21

M28

Number of caravans on unauthorised Gypsy & Traveller sites

S/5, H/19, H/20, H/21

M29

Progress and development on residential allocations at villages, Papworth West Central, Fen Drayton Former LSA Estate, and Bayer CropScience Site

H/1 – H/4

M30

Development of Residential Moorings at Chesterton Fen Road, Milton

H/6

M31

Number of Lifetime Homes completed

H/8

M32

Affordable dwellings permitted as a percentage of all dwellings permitted on sites where the policy requiring affordable dwellings applies

H/9

Building a Strong and Competitive Economy

M33

Amount and type of completed employment floorspace and land

S/5

M34

Amount and type of employment land available

S/5

M35

Amount of employment land lost

E/14

M36

Amount of employment land lost to residential development (i) within village development frameworks and (ii) in South Cambridgeshire

E/14

M37

Amount of completed and committed floorspace for retail

E/21 – E/23

M38

Progress and development on allocations for employment uses, Fulbourn Road East, Papworth Hospital, Fulbourn & Ida Darwin Hospitals, Histon & Impington Station area, and Cambridge Science Park

E/1 – E/5, E/7, E/8

Promoting Successful Communities

M39

Progress of open space allocations

SC/1

M40

Losses of village services, allotments and orchards resulting from new developments

SC/3, SC/9

M41

Gains or losses of open space and outdoor recreation resulting from new developments

SC/7 – SC/8

Promoting and Delivering Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure

M42

Investment secured for infrastructure and community facilities through developer contributions

TI/8


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Chapter 2: Spatial Strategy

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M1

Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory showing:

  • net additional dwellings completed in previous years and the current year;
  • predicted completions in future years;
  • progress against the housing target for the plan period; and
  • rolling five year supply plus relevant buffer (jointly with Cambridge City Council).

S/5

To deliver a net increase of 19,500 homes in the district between 2011 and 2031. Housing trajectory to demonstrate that this can be achieved.

To demonstrate a five year supply of housing land (plus relevant buffer) jointly with Cambridge City Council. Housing trajectory and accompanying five year supply calculations to show whether this can be demonstrated.

Trigger:

  • Inability to demonstrate through the housing trajectory the delivery of 19,500 homes in the district between 2011 and 2031.
  • Inability to demonstrate a five year supply of housing land (plus relevant buffer) jointly with Cambridge City Council.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Action to bring forward housing sites consistent with the Local Plan, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Action to secure the timely provision of infrastructure.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan, including housing target and housing allocations.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Greater Cambridge housing trajectory compiled using information on housing completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council, and housing trajectory questionnaires completed by landowners, developers or agents.
  • Annually.

M2

Total dwellings completed annually and cumulatively in Greater Cambridge by development sequence, including by settlement category within the rural area

S/6, S/7, S/8, S/9, S/10, S/11

Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of the development strategy against the development sequence, to inform the Local Plan review

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review

Action:

  • [No Specific Action]
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Data on dwellings completed in the countryside (outside of development frameworks) should identify rural exception sites, 'five year supply' sites and Neighbourhood Plan allocations separately from other dwellings completed in the countryside.
  • Annually.

M2a

Affordable housing completions

S/5

Contextual indicator, to provide information on delivery of affordable housing.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No Specific Action]
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M3

Amount and type of completed employment floorspace on previously developed land

Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of the development strategyand the use of previously developed land.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Employment completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M4

Percentage of new and converted dwellings completed on previously developed land

Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of the development strategy and the use of previously developed land.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M5

[DELETED]

M6

Number of new jobs created

Amount and type of completed and committed employment floorspace and land

S/5

Delivery of additional 22,000 jobs in the district between 2011 and 2031.

Maintain employment land supply to enable delivery of forecast jobs in 'B' use classes.

Trigger:

  • A net decrease in the number of jobs in the district over a rolling five year period.
  • Employment land completions and commitments dropping below 43ha / 143,000m2.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward employment sites consistent with the local plan, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Action to secure the timely provision of infrastructure.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan, including jobs target and employment allocations.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • NOMIS (ONS Jobs Density).
  • Business completions and commitments (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

Chapter 3: Strategic Sites

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M7

Progress and development on strategic site allocations

SS/1 – SS/8, TI/1

To deliver new mixed use development or redevelopment at Orchard Park, land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road (NIAB / Darwin Green), Cambridge East, Cambridge Northern Fringe East, Waterbeach New Town, Bourn Airfield New Village, Northstowe and Cambourne West.

Trigger:

  • Lack of progress in comparison with annually published housing trajectory.

  • Cambridge Northern Fringe East AAP: progress against agreed Local Development Scheme

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Action to secure the timely provision of infrastructure.
  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan and/or Area Action Plan.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • Data compiled using (i) planning applications and committee or delegation reports, (ii) housing, business, retail and other use completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council, and (iii) the housing trajectory including the questionnaires completed by landowners, developers or agents.
  • Progress on delivery of Area Action Plans or Supplementary Planning Documents evidenced through relevant committee reports.
  • Annually.

Chapter 4: Climate Change

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M8

Renewable energy capacity installed and with planning permission by type

CC/2, CC/3

To increase the generation of renewable energy within the district.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Renewable energy completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M9

[DELETED – COMBINED WITH M8]

M10

Proportion of development proposals permitted for all new dwellings and new non-residential buildings of 1,000 m2 or more reducing carbon emissions by a minimum of 10% using on site renewable and low carbon energy technologies

CC/3

That all development proposals for all new dwellings and new non-residential buildings of 1,000 m2 or more will reduce carbon emissions by a minimum of 10% using on site renewable and low carbon energy technologies.

Trigger:

  • For monitoring purposes notional level of 20% or more of planning permissions granted in a year for developments meeting the thresholds set out in Policy CC/3 without a condition applied relating to the policy or without the requirement being met through the design of the proposed development.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data on developments permitted meeting the thresholds set out in Policy CC/3 and whether the requirements of the policy have been met produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M11

[DELETED / COVERED BY M12]

M11a

Number of planning permissions granted where the Environment Agency initially objected on water quality grounds

CC/7

No planning permissions granted where the Environment Agency initially objected on water quality grounds without appropriate conditions.

Trigger:

  • One or more developments granted planning permission in a year against the advice of the Environment Agency, without appropriate conditions.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information published by the Environment Agency, (ii) information submitted with planning applications and delegation or committee reports, and (iii) conditions imposed on planning permissions.
  • Annually.

M12

Number of planning permissions granted where the Environment Agency initially objected on flooding grounds

CC/9

No planning permissions granted where the Environment Agency initially objected on flooding grounds without appropriate conditions and / or submission of a satisfactory flood risk assessment.

Trigger:

  • One or more developments granted planning permission in a year against the advice of the Environment Agency, without appropriate conditions and / or a satisfactory flood risk assessment.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information published by the Environment Agency, (ii) information submitted with planning applications and delegation or committee reports, and (iii) conditions imposed on planning permissions.
  • Annually.

M13

Proportion of new homes permitted achieving water consumption levels equivalent to 110 litres per person per day or less

CC/4

That all new dwellings permitted will be designed to achieve water consumption levels of 110 litres per person per day or less.

Trigger:

  • For monitoring purposes notional level of 20% or more of planning permissions granted for a new home(s) permitted in a year without a condition applied relating to the policy.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data compiled using (i) housing data produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council, and (ii) whether a condition has been applied to the planning permission relating to Policy CC/4.
  • Annually.

M14

Proportion of non-residential developments permitted demonstrating a minimum water efficiency standard equivalent to the BREEAM non-residential standard for 2 credits for water use levels

CC/4

That all suitable non-residential developments permitted will be designed to achieve a minimum water efficiency standard equivalent to the BREEAM non-residential standard for 2 credits for water use levels.

Trigger:

  • For monitoring purposes notional level of 20% or more of planning permissions granted for suitable non-residential developments permitted in a year without a condition applied relating to the policy or without the requirement being met through the design of the proposed development.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data compiled using (i) non-residential data produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council, and (ii) whether a condition has been applied relating to Policy CC/4 and / or information submitted with the planning application.
  • Annually.

Chapter 5: Delivering High Quality Places

M15

[DELETED]

Chapter 6: Protecting and Enhancing the Natural and Historic Environment

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M16

Amount of new development completed within, or likely to adversely affect, internationally or nationally important nature conservation areas

NH/4, NH/5

That there is no new development completed within or that will adversely affect internationally or nationally important nature conservation area(s).

Trigger:

  • One or more new developments completed in a year within or adversely affecting an internationally or nationally important nature conservation area(s).

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Environmental Records Centre using (i)housing, business, retail and other use completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council and (ii) species records.
  • Annually.

M17

Amount of inappropriate development permitted in the Green Belt

S/4, NH/8, NH/9, NH/10

To restrict inappropriate development in the green belt, unless, very special circumstances have been accepted that outweigh any harm caused.

Trigger:

  • One or more inappropriate developments permitted within the Green Belt in a year without very special circumstances having been justified.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information submitted with planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing, business, retail and other use completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M18

Amount of development completed within or adjacent to a Protected Village Amenity Area (PVAA) that would have an adverse impact on its character, amenity, tranquillity or function.

NH/11

That land within or adjacent to a Protected Village Amenity Area (PVAA) is protected from development that would have an adverse impact on the character, amenity, tranquillity or function.

Trigger:

  • One or more developments completed in a year within or adjacent to a Protected Village Amenity Area (PVAA) that would have an adverse impact on the character, amenity, tranquillity or function.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information submitted with planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing, business, retail and other use completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M18a

Amount of development completed within a Local Green Space that would adversely impact on its character and particular local significance

NH/12

That land designated as a Local Green Space is protected from development that would adversely impact on its character and particular local significance, and that where inappropriate development is completed very special circumstances have been demonstrated and discussions have been undertaken with the local community.

Trigger:

  • One or more inappropriate developments completed in a year within a Local Green Space that would adversely affect its designation, without very special circumstances having been demonstrated and discussions having been undertaken with the local community.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information submitted with planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing, business, retail and other use completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M19

Amount of land adjacent to an Important Countryside Frontage that has been lost to development

NH/13

That land adjacent to an Important Countryside Frontage is protected from development that would compromise its purposes.

Trigger:

  • One or more developments completed in a year adjacent to an Important Countryside Frontage that would compromise its purposes.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) information submitted with planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing, business, retail and other use completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M20

Change in areas of biodiversity importance (international, national and local designations)

NH/4, NH/5

That there is no loss in the areas of biodiversity importance as a result of new development where no mitigation has been provided.

Trigger:

  • Loss of areas of biodiversity importance as a result of new development with no mitigation provided.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes
  • Compiled using (i) GIS layers of each of the areas of biodiversity importance in South Cambridgeshire and (ii) information from relevant officers and / or organisations on the reason for the loss.
  • Annually.

Chapter 7: Delivering High Quality Homes

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M21

Average net density of all completed new housing developments on sites of 9 or more dwellings at urban extensions, new settlements, Rural Centres, Minor Rural Centres, and Group Villages

H/7

To deliver an average net density of 30 dwellings per hectare (dph) on developments completed in Rural Centres, Minor Rural Centres and Group Villages.

To deliver an average net density of 40 dph on developments completed in urban extensions to Cambridge and in new settlements.

Trigger:

  • For monitoring purposes notional level of delivery of an average net density of 25 dph or less on developments completed in Rural Centres, Minor Rural Centres and Group Villages.
  • For monitoring purposes notional level of delivery of an average net density of 35 dph or less on developments completed in urban extensions to Cambridge and in new settlements.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M22

[DELETED]

M23

Housing completions by number of bedrooms

H/8

Contextual indicator, to provide information on delivery of a mix of housing to meet the needs of different groups in the community across all housing developments.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M24

Market housing permitted on developments of over 10 dwellings by number of bedrooms

H/8

All development proposals of over 10 dwellings permitted will consist of at least 30% 1 or 2 bedroom homes; at least 30% 3 bedroom homes; and at least 30% 4 or more bedroom homes.

Trigger:

  • For monitoring purposes on developments of over 10 dwellings, 25% or less dwellings permitted with 1 or 2 bedrooms, 25% or less dwellings permitted with 3 bedrooms, and / or 25% or less dwellings permitted with 4 or more bedrooms.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data compiled using housing completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M25

[MOVED TO NEW M2a]

M26

Affordable housing completions on rural exception sites

H/10

Contextual indicator, to provide information on the delivery of affordable housing on rural exception sites

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M26a

Progress towards City Deal commitment to deliver an additional 1,000 new homes on rural exception sites

To contribute to the delivery of an additional 1,000 new homes on rural exception sites between 2011 and 2031, as set out in the City Deal agreement (see paragraph 2.70a).

Trigger:

  • No annualised target.
  • At 31 March 2026, actual and projected affordable housing completions on qualifying sites would not meet the 1,000 homes target.
  • If earlier than 2026, evidence indicates that the 1,000 homes target may not be achieved.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward affordable dwellings on qualifying sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Data compiled using (i) housing completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council and (ii) information submitted with planning applications and committee or delegation reports.
  • Annually.

M27

Gypsy & Traveller pitches and Travelling Showpeople plots completed

H/19, H/20, H/21

To deliver permanent Gypsy & Traveller pitches, as set out in Policy H/19, which identifies that no pitches are required under the evidence base supporting the Local Plan (Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2016).

To deliver at least 11 Travelling Showpeople plots between 2011 and 2031, as set out in Policy H/19.

Trigger:

  • Inability to demonstrate delivery of permanent Gypsy & Traveller pitches between 2011 and 2031, as set out in Policy H/19, if ongoing monitoring under M27a identifies an unmet need.
  • Inability to demonstrate delivery of permanent Travelling Showpeople plots between 2011 and 2031, as set out in Policy H/19.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review Needs Assessment
  • Review of the Local Plan.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • Housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M27a

Meeting the needs of those that meet the planning definition of Gypsies and Travellers and those that do not meet the definition but can demonstrate a cultural need for caravan accommodation.

H/19, H/20, H/21

Sufficient sites coming forward to meet identified needs of those that meet the planning definition of Gypsies and Travellers and those that do not meet the definition but can demonstrate a cultural need for caravan accommodation.

Trigger:

  • Insufficient sites coming forward to meet identified needs of those that meet the planning definition of gypsies and travellers and those that do not meet the definition but can demonstrate a cultural need for caravan accommodation, assessed against the Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA) and ongoing monitoring by the local housing authority.

Actions:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Review Needs Assessment
  • Review of the Local Plan.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • Gypsy & Traveller Accommodation Assessment (GTAA)
  • National caravan count which is carried out in January and July each year.
  • Planning information: planning applications, planning appeals, enforcement
  • Local Housing Authority information
  • Annually and on-going

M28

Number of caravans on unauthorised Gypsy & Traveller sites

H/19, H/20, H/21

Contextual indicator, to provide information for the on-going review of Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information for the on-going review of Gypsy and Traveller accommodation needs.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • National caravan count which is carried out in January and July each year.
  • Annually.

M29

Progress and development on residential allocations at villages (Policy H/1), and at Bayer CropScience Site (Hauxton), Papworth Everard West Central, Fen Drayton Former LSA Estate, Fulbourn and Ida Darwin Hospitals, and Histon & Impington Station area

H/1 – H/4, E/7, E/8

To deliver new residential development at three sites in Sawston (Dales Manor Business Park, land north of Babraham Road, land south of Babraham Road), Histon & Impington (land north of Impington Road), Melbourn (land off New Road and rear of Victoria Way), Gamlingay (Green End Industrial Estate), Willingham (land east of Rockmill End), Comberton (land at Bennell Farm), two sites in Great Abington (land at Linton Road, land at Pampisford Road / High Street), Little Abington (Bancroft Farm), and Graveley (land at Toseland Road) allocated through Policy H/1.

To deliver residential-led mixed use development at the former Bayer CropScience site as allocated through Policy H/2.

That all proposals for the redevelopment of land within Papworth West Central area are consistent with Policy H/3.

That all proposals within the Fen Drayton former LSA estate area for the reuse or redevelopment of existing buildings no longer needed for agricultural purposes are consistent with Policy H/4.

To deliver the redevelopment of the Fulbourn and Ida Darwin Hospitals site as allocated through Policy E/7.

To deliver the redevelopment of the Histon & Impington Station area as allocated through Policy E/8.

Trigger:

  • Delay in delivery according to the annually published housing trajectory.
  • Development that does not accord with policy requirements.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Action to secure the timely provision of infrastructure.
  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan, including housing allocations.
  • Data compiled using (i) planning applications and committee or delegation reports, (ii), housing completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council and (iii) the housing trajectory including the questionnaires completed by landowners, developers or agents.
  • Annually.

M30

Development of Residential Moorings at Chesterton Fen Road, Milton

H/6

To deliver residential boat moorings at Chesterton Fen Road, Milton as allocated through Policy H/6.

Trigger:

  • No delivery of or progress towards the completion of residential boat moorings at Chesterton Fen Road, Milton by 31 March 2026.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Consider undertaking co-operation with other local authorities, including through duty to co-operate.
  • Data compiled using (i) planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M31

Number of homes completed to the accessible and adaptable dwellings M4(2) standard

H/8

That 5% of homes completed on developments of 20 or more dwellings are built to the accessible and adaptable dwellings M4(2) standard.

Trigger:

  • Less than 5% of homes completed on eligible developments built to the accessible and adaptable dwellings M4(2) standard.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data compiled using (i) planning applications and committee or delegation reports, and (ii) housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M32

Affordable dwellings permitted as a percentage of all dwellings permitted on sites where the policy requiring affordable dwellings applies

H/9

That all developments of 3 or more dwellings permitted will provide 40% of the dwellings on site as affordable dwellings, unless the exceptions listed in Policy H/9 can be demonstrated.

Trigger:

  • District wide contextual indicator to inform Local Plan review regarding overall percentage achieved.
  • Less than 40% of dwellings on all developments of 3 or more dwellings permitted that are anticipated to be affordable dwellings (unless the exceptions listed in Policy H/9 can be demonstrated).

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • List of housing developments permitted produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

Chapter 8: Building a Strong and Competitive Economy

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M33

[COMBINED WITH M6]

M34

[COMBINED WITH M6]

M35

Amount of employment land lost to non-employment uses

i) total

ii) within development frameworks

iii) to residential development

E/14

To limit the amount of employment land lost to non-employment uses.

Trigger:

  • Loss of 5 or more hectares of employment land to non-employment uses in a year.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Business completions (Use Classes B1, B2 and B8) produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M36

[COMBINED WITH M35]

M37

Amount of completed and committed floorspace for retail

E/21 – E/23

Contextual indicator, to provide information on delivery of retail developments.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Retail completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

M38

Progress and development on allocations at Cambridge Science Park, land south of Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Fulbourn Road East, for employment uses (Policies E/3 and E/4), Papworth Hospital, Histon & Impington Station area, , Dales Manor Business Park (Sawston), Green End Industrial Estate (Gamlingay), Bayer CropScience Site (Hauxton), and Papworth Everard West Central

E/1 – E/5, E/8, H/1:a, H/1:f, H/2, H/3

That all proposals for employment development or redevelopment on the Cambridge Science Park are consistent with Policy E/1.

To deliver new employment development at land south of Cambridge Biomedical Campus, Fulbourn Road East, Longstanton (North of Hattons Road), Pampisford (West of Eastern Counties Leather), Over (Norman Way) and Papworth Everard (Ermine Street South) allocated through Policies E/1B, E/2-E/4.

To deliver the reuse or redevelopment of the Papworth Hospital site as allocated through Policy E/5.

To deliver the redevelopment of the Histon & Impington Station area as allocated through Policy E/8.

To deliver the redevelopment of Dales Manor Business Park, Sawston as allocated through Policy H/1:a.

To deliver the redevelopment of Green End Industrial Estate, Gamlingay as allocated through Policy H/1:f.

To deliver residential-led mixed use development at the former Bayer CropScience site as allocated through Policy H/2.

That all proposals for the redevelopment of land within Papworth West Central area are consistent with Policy H/3.

Trigger:

  • Policy E/1: Cambridge Science Park
    • No specific trigger. Monitor development on Cambridge Science Park and compliance with the policy.

  • Policy E/1B: Land south of Cambridge Biomedical Campus
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policy E/2: Fulbourn Road East
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policies E/3 and E/4: Allocations for Employment Uses
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policy E/8: Mixed-Use Development in Histon & Impington Station Area
    • No specific trigger. Monitor delivery of mixed uses in the policy area.

  • Policy H/1a: Dales Manor Business Park, Sawston
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policy H/1f: Green End Industrial Estate, Gamlingay
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policy H/2: Bayer CropScience Site, Hauxton
    • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of employment development by 31 March 2026.

  • Policy H/3: Papworth Everard West Central
    • No specific trigger. Monitor delivery of mixed uses in the policy area.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Action to secure the timely provision of infrastructure.
  • Business, retail and other use completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Annually.

Chapter 9: Promoting Successful Communities

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M39

Progress of open space allocations

SC/1

To deliver the extensions to existing recreation grounds and new sites for open space allocated through Policy SC/1.

Trigger:

  • No delivery of, or progress towards, the completion of the open space allocations by 31 March 2026.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, including with relevant Parish Councils, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Action to bring forward sites for development, wherever possible in partnership with landowners and developers.
  • Review relevant parts of the Local Plan.
  • Data compiled from the Council's planning database and qualitative data provided by Parish Councils.
  • Annually.

M40

Loss of recreation areas, allotments and community orchards resulting from new developments

SC/9

To restrict the loss of recreation areas, allotments and community orchards to other uses.

Trigger:

  • One or more developments completed resulting in the loss of recreation areas, allotments and community orchards to other uses, where the requirements of Policy SC/9 have not been met.

Action:

Review the circumstances that led to the trigger being met, and then take action as appropriate which may include:

  • Review Development Management processes.
  • Data compiled using (i) housing, business, retail and other use completions and commitments produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council and (ii) Council's Recreation Study which identifies recreation areas, allotments and community orchards.
  • Annually.

M41

Provision of open space, outdoor recreation and children's play space resulting from new developments

SC/7, SC/8

Contextual indicator, to provide information on the provision of allotments, community orchards, sports pitches, other outdoor sports facilities, and children's play space in new residential developments.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Data compiled using (i) housing completions produced by Research & Monitoring Team at Cambridgeshire County Council, (ii) information submitted with planning applications, and (iii) monitoring of s106 agreements.
  • Only includes developments that are wholly completed or where a phase of a major development has been wholly completed.
  • Annually.

Chapter 10: Promoting and Delivering Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure

Indicator Number

Indicator Description

Policy

Target

Triggers and Actions

Data Source and Frequency of Monitoring

M42

Investment secured for infrastructure and community facilities through developer contributions

TI/8

Contextual indicator, to provide information regarding securing of necessary facilities and / or contributions to support all new development.

Trigger:

  • [No specific trigger]
  • Contextual indicator, to provide information on the implementation of policies to inform Local Plan review.

Action:

  • [No specific action]
  • Mustained number of developments that do not provide the necessary infrastructure and facilities to support them.
    11111111111111onitoring of contributions secured through s106 agreements and CIL compiled by South Cambridgeshire District Council and Cambridgeshire County Council.
  • Requirements for the implementation and monitoring of CIL are detailed in the CIL Regulations. Once South Cambridgeshire District Council has adopted a CIL Charging Schedule, information on the collection and spending of monies will be included in the Annual Monitoring Report.
  • Annually.

Chapter 6: Figures

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INSERTED:Figure 10: Minimum gross internal floor areas and storage (m²)

Number of bedrooms (b)

Number of bed spaces(persons

1 storey dwellings

2 storey dwellings

3 storey dwellings

Built in storage

1b

1p

39 (37)

1.0

2p

50

58

1.5

2b

3p

61

70

2.0

4p

70

79

3b

4p

74

84

90

2.5

5p

86

93

99

6p

95

102

108

4b

5p

90

97

103

3.0

6p

99

106

112

7p

108

115

121

8p

117

124

130

5b

6p

103

110

116

3.5

7p

112

119

125

8p

121

128

134

6b

7p

116

123

129

4.0

8p

125

132

138

Chapter 10: Figures


Appendices:

Main Modification SC-MM238 – Add a new Appendix Aa after Appendix A.

INSERTED:New Appendix Aa: Five-Year Housing Land Supply

Five-year housing land supply will be calculated using the Liverpool methodology, which has been determined as appropriate for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire and which spreads any shortfall in supply at the point of calculation over the remainder of the plan period. A 20% buffer is also included in response to historic levels of delivery.

The methodology for calculating five-year housing land supply is set out in figure A1 below:

Figure A1: Methodology for Calculating Five-Year Supply

(a) Housing requirement in the plan period

Net number of new homes required in the plan period (2011 to 2031) as set out in Policy S/5 of the South Cambridgeshire Local Plan and Policy 3 of the Cambridge Local Plan.

(b) Completions so far in the plan period

Net number of new homes completed so far in the plan period, as set out in the Annual Monitoring Report.

(c ) Number of dwellings left to deliver in the plan period (= a - b)

Calculated by subtracting the net number of homes completed so far in the plan period from the housing requirement.

(d) Number of years of plan period left

Number of years of the plan period left in which to deliver the housing requirement.

(e) Annualised average requirement for the remainder of the plan period

(= c ÷ d)

Calculated by dividing the number of dwellings left to deliver by the number of years of the plan period left.

(f) Five year supply requirement (= e x 5)

The requirement to meet in the next five year period. Calculated by multiplying the annualised average requirement by five.

(g) 20% buffer to be added to the five year supply requirement

(= f x 0.2)

A 20% buffer in addition to the five year supply requirement should be added in response to historic levels of delivery

(h) Five year supply requirement with 20% buffer (= f + g)

Five year supply requirement plus 20% buffer, against which predicted housing supply is assessed.

(i) Number of dwellings predicted to be completed in the five year period

Net number of new homes predicted to be completed in the five year period, as set out in the housing trajectory published in the Annual Monitoring Report.

(j) Five year supply

(= i ÷ h x 5)

Calculated by dividing the number of dwellings predicted to be completed in the five year period by the five year supply requirement with the 20% buffer, and then multiplying by five.

Figures A2 and A3 below summarise the housing land supply position for South Cambridgeshire and Cambridge individually and jointly as at November 2017 for the five-year periods 2017-2022 and 2018-2023, as contained in the Annual Monitoring Reports 2017. The Councils both individually and jointly demonstrate a five year housing land supply using the methodology above. The Council's five year supply will be published each year in their Annual Monitoring Reports. These should be consulted for the most up to date position on housing supply.

Figure A2: Five-Year Housing Land Supply Position at November 2017 for 2017-2022

Cambridge

South Cambridge-shire

Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire

(a) Housing requirement 2011 to 2031

14,000

19,500

33,500

(b) Completions up to 31 March 2017

4,932

3,970

8,902

(c ) Number of dwellings left to deliver in the plan period (= a - b)

9,068

15,530

24,598

(d) Number of years of plan period left

14

14

14

(e) Annualised average requirement for the remainder of the plan period (= c ÷ d)

648

1,109

1,757

(f) Five year supply requirement (= e x 5)

3,239

5,546

8,785

(g) 20% buffer to be added to the five year supply requirement (= f x 0.2)

648

1,109

1,757

(h) Five year supply requirement with 20% buffer (= f + g)

3,886

6,656

10,542

(i) Number of dwellings predicted to be completed in the five year period (1 April 2017 to 31 March 2022)

4,201

7,235

11,436

(j) Five year supply (= i ÷ h x 5)

5.4

5.4

5.4

Source: Cambridge Annual Monitoring Report 2017 and South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report 2017


Figure A3: Five-Year Housing Land Supply Position at November 2017 for 2018-2023

Cambridge

South Cambridge-shire

Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire

(a) Housing requirement 2011 to 2031

14,000

19,500

33,500

(b) Completions up to 31 March 2018

6,267

4,629

10,896

(c ) Number of dwellings left to deliver in the plan period (= a - b)

7,733

14,871

22,604

(d) Number of years of plan period left

13

13

13

(e) Annualised average requirement for the remainder of the plan period

(= c ÷ d)

595

1,144

1,739

(f) Five year supply requirement (= e x 5)

2,974

5,720

8,694

(g) 20% buffer to be added to the five year supply requirement (= f x 0.2)

595

1,144

1,739

(h) Five year supply requirement with 20% buffer (= f + g)

3,569

6,864

10,433

(i) Number of dwellings predicted to be completed in the five year period (1 April 2018 to 31 March 2023)

3,874

8,197

12,071

(j) Five year supply

(= i ÷ h x 5)

5.4

6.0

5.8

Source: Cambridge Annual Monitoring Report 2017 and South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report 2017

Figure A4 below shows that it is anticipated that based on the housing trajectory as at November 2017 it is anticipated that there will be a rolling five-year housing land supply continuing for the remainder of the plan period. The housing supply data will be updated annually and published in the Annual Monitoring Report.


Figure A4: Rolling Five Year Supply

2017-2022

2018-2023

2019-2024

2020-2025

2021-2026

2022-2027

2023-2028

2024-2029

2025-2030

2026-2031

Cambridge

5.4

5.4

6.0

6.2

6.2

6.2

5.8

5.3

5.3

5.5

South Cambridgeshire

5.4

6.0

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.9

7.7

8.9

11.4

Cambridge & South Cambridgeshire

5.4

5.8

6.2

6.3

6.3

6.4

6.5

6.8

7.6

9.1

Source: Cambridge Annual Monitoring Report 2017 and South Cambridgeshire Annual Monitoring Report 2017

Figure A5 below shows past and projected completions for Cambridge and South Cambridgeshire over the plan period (2011/12 to 2030/31). In total, the plans must make provision for a minimum of 33,500 homes over this period, which is represented in the graph by the black 'plan' line (the combined annual housing requirement of 1,675 net homes). It also includes a 'manage' line, which shows the outstanding balance of completions relative to cumulative delivery.

Figure A5: Past and Projected completions 2011/12 to 2030/31

Figure A6 below provides a summary of the broad distribution and main sources of supply of the housing provision set out in the plans.

Figure A6: Distribution and supply of housing provision

2011/12 - 2015/16

2016/17-2020/21

2021/22-2025/26

2026/27-2030/31

Post 2031

Totals

Actual Completions

Cambridge

3,754

1,178

-

-

-

4,932

South Cambridgeshire

3,427

543

-

-

-

3,970

Cambridge Urban Area

Cambridge - existing allocations

-

226

304

289

0

819

Cambridge - new allocations

-

131

613

579

0

1,323

South Cambridgeshire - existing allocations

-

42

105

0

0

147

Cambridge Fringe Sites

Cambridge - existing allocations

-

2,227

2,595

521

0

5,343

Cambridge - new allocations

-

190

240

0

0

430

South Cambridgeshire - existing allocations

-

894

1,879

1,378

250

4,151

New Settlements

South Cambridgeshire - existing allocations

-

703

1,250

1,250

6,784

3,203

South Cambridgeshire - new allocations

-

0

1,660

2,000

8,840

3,660

Rural Area

South Cambridgeshire - existing allocations

-

522

100

53

0

675

South Cambridgeshire - new allocations

-

674

1,185

750

935

2,609

Unallocated Sites with Planning Permission or Resolution to Grant Planning Permission

Cambridge

-

313

40

0

0

353

South Cambridgeshire

-

2,608

613

0

0

3,221

Windfall Allowance

Cambridge

-

123

553

618

0

1,294

South Cambridgeshire

-

50

900

1,000

0

1,950

7,181

10,424

12,037

8,438

16,809

38,080

For more details on the individual sites that comprise the above joint housing trajectory, please refer to the latest Annual Monitoring Report for each authority.


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INSERTED: Appendix D: Strategic Policies in South Cambridgeshire

Strategic Policies in South Cambridgeshire

According to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) a local planning authority should set out clearly the strategic policies for their area (para 184). There is guidance provided at national level for identifying strategic polices both within the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) – paragraph 156 and the National Planning Practice Guidance (NPPG) (paragraph 074 -077 Ref ID: 41-074-20140306).

The Council has used this to identify the strategic policies in the Submission Local Plan.

The Criteria used for identifying Strategic Policies Extract from NPPF

Local planning authorities should set out the strategic priorities for the area in the Local Plan. This should include strategic policies to deliver:

1. the homes and jobs needed in the area;

2. the provision of retail, leisure and other commercial development;

3. the provision of infrastructure for transport, telecommunications, waste management, water supply, wastewater, flood risk and coastal change management, and the provision of minerals and energy (including heat);

4. the provision of health, security, community and cultural infrastructure and other local facilities; and

5. climate change mitigation and adaptation, conservation and enhancement of the natural and historic environment, including landscape.

Extract from NPPG

When reaching a view on whether a policy is a strategic policy the following are useful considerations:

A. whether the policy sets out an overarching direction or objective

B. whether the policy seeks to shape the broad characteristics of development

C. the scale at which the policy is intended to operate

D. whether the policy sets a framework for decisions on how competing priorities should be balanced

E. whether the policy sets a standard or other requirement that is essential to achieving the wider vision and aspirations in the Local Plan

F. in the case of site allocations, whether bringing the site forward is central to achieving the vision and aspirations of the Local Plan

G. whether the Local Plan identifies the policy as being strategic

These criteria have been used to identify why a policy is considered to be strategic – for NPPF criteria from 1- 5 and for NPPG from A-G. The following table identifies the strategic policies in the Submission Local Plan.

Table identifying Strategic Policies in the Submission Local Plan

All policies in the Submission Local Plan are listed with Strategic Policies highlighted in grey.

Policy in Proposed Submission Local Plan

NPPF Guidance (Para 156)

NPPG

Defining strategic policies

Comments

S/1 Vision

A

Overarching vision of plan

S/2 Objectives of the Local Plan

1,2,3,4,5

A

Overarching objectives of plan

S/3 Presumption in Favour of Sustainable Development

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

S/4: Cambridge Green Belt

AC

Policy setting out an overarching objective.

Essential to delivery of development strategy of plan

S/5 Provision of New Jobs and Homes

1

AC

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs

S/6 The Development Strategy to 2031

1

ABCEF

Policy setting out an overarching objective

S/7 Development Frameworks

1

BCE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

S/8 Rural Centres

BCE

Strategic to deliver development strategy of Local Plan

S/9 Minor Rural Centres

BCE

Strategic to deliver development strategy of Local Plan

S/10 Group Villages

BCE

Strategic to deliver development strategy of Local Plan

S/11 Infill Villages

BCE

Strategic to deliver development strategy of Local Plan

S/12 Phasing, Delivery and Monitoring

1

A

Policy setting out an overarching objective of plan

SS/1 Orchard Park

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/2 North West Cambridge - Land between Huntingdon Road and Histon Road

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/3 Cambridge East

1

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation. Needs to be read with Cambridge East Area Action Plan.

SS/4 Cambridge Northern Fringe East and land surrounding the proposed Cambridge Science Park Station

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/5 Waterbeach New Town

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/6 New Village at Bourn Airfield

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/7: Northstowe Extension

1

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

SS/8: Cambourne West

1,2,3,4,5

DFG

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

CC/1 Mitigation and Adaptation to Climate Change

5

ABEG

Strategic to deliver climate change mitigation and adaption

CC/2 Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Generation

5

BE

Strategic to deliver climate change mitigation and adaption

CC/3 Renewable and Low Carbon Energy in New Developments

5

BE

Strategic to deliver climate change mitigation and adaption

CC/4 Sustainable Design and Construction

3,5

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective. Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

CC/5 Sustainable Show Homes

5

E

Strategic to deliver climate change mitigation and adaption

CC/6 Construction Methods

AC

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

CC/7 Water Quality

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

CC/8 Sustainable Drainage Systems

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

CC/9 Managing Flood Risk

3,5

ABCDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

HQ/1 Design Principles

ABCE

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

HQ/2 Public Art and New Development

Policy that local community could review to be specific for their area.

NH/1: Conservation Area and Green Separation at Longstanton

5

B

Strategic to the setting of new town of Northstowe

NH/2 Protecting and enhancing Landscape Character

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/3 Protecting Agricultural Land

5

ADE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/4 Biodiversity

5

ADE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/5 Sites of Biodiversity or Geological Importance

5

ADE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/6 Green Infrastructure

5

ABCE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/7 Ancient Woodlands and Veteran Trees

5

ADE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/8 Mitigating the Impact of Development in and adjoining the Green Belt

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective.

NH/9 Redevelopment of Previously Developed Sites and Infilling in the Green Belt

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/10 Recreation in the Green Belt

5

ABDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/11 Protected Village Amenity Areas

Local communities may have parish specific policy for protecting green spaces within their area.

NH/12 Local Green Space

Local communities may have parish specific policy for protecting green spaces within their area.

NH/13 Important Countryside Frontage

Local communities may have parish specific policy to protect views for their area.

NH/14 Heritage Assets

5

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

NH/15 Heritage Assets and Adapting to Climate Change

5

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/1 Allocations for Residential Development at Villages

1

CF

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

H/2 Bayer CropScience Site, Hauxton

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

H/3 Papworth Everard West Central

Local community may have parish specific aspirations for this area

H/4 Fen Drayton Former Land Settlement Association Estate

Local community may have parish specific aspirations for this area.

H/5 South of A1307, Linton

Local community may have parish specific aspirations for this area.

H/6 Residential Moorings

1

Site allocation

H/7 Housing Density

1

ABC

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

H/8 Housing Mix

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/9 Affordable Housing

1

ACDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/10 Rural Exception Site Affordable Housing

1

ACDE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/11 Residential Space Standards for Market Housing

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/12 Extensions to Dwellings in the Countryside

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/13 Replacement Dwellings in the Countryside

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/14 Countryside Dwellings of Exceptional Quality

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/15 Development of Residential Gardens

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/16 Re-use of Buildings in the Countryside for Residential Use

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/17: Working at Home

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/18 Dwellings to Support a Rural-based Enterprise

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/19 Provision for Gypsies and Travellers and Travelling Showpeople

1

ACE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/20 Gypsy and Traveller Provision at New Communities

1

ABE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/21 Proposals for Gypsies, Travellers and Travelling Showpeople Sites on Unallocated Land Outside Development Frameworks

1

AE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

H/22 Design of Gypsy and Traveller Sites, and Travelling Showpeople Sites

1

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/1 New Employment Provision near Cambridge – Cambridge Science Park

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/2 Fulbourn Road East (Fulbourn)

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/3 Allocations for Class B1 Employment Uses

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/4 Allocations for Class B1, B2 and B8 Employment Uses

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/5 Papworth Hospital

1

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/6 Imperial War Museum at Duxford

2,4,5

B

Museum as special case as nationally important.

E/7 Fulbourn and Ida Darwin Hospitals

1,5

ABF

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

E/8 Mixed-use development in Histon & Impington Station area

Local community may have parish specific aspirations for this area.

E/9 Promotion of Clusters

1

ABD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/10 Shared Social Spaces in Employment Areas

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/11 Large Scale Warehousing and Distribution Centres

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/12 New Employment Development in Villages

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/13 New Employment Development on the Edges of Villages

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/14 Loss of Employment Land to Non Employment Uses

1

AD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/15 Established Employment Areas

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/16 Expansion of Existing Businesses in the Countryside

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/17 Conversion or Replacement of Rural Buildings for Employment

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/18 Farm Diversification

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/19: Tourist Facilities and Visitor Attractions

1,2

AD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/20 Tourist Accommodation

1,2

AD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/21 Retail Hierarchy

1,2

A

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/22 Applications for New Retail Development

1

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

E/23 Retailing in the Countryside

2

ACE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

SC/1 Allocation for Open Space

Only proposed sites put forward by parish councils allocated in local plan. Did not use results of Recreation Study to allocate sites in villages where under provision of open space. Local community may have parish specific aspirations.

SC/2 Health Impact Assessment

4

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

SC/3 Protection of Village Services and Facilities

2,4

ABD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

SC/4 Meeting Community Needs

2,4

ABD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/5 Hospice Provision

2,4

ABD

Policy setting out an overarching objective

SC/6 Indoor Community Facilities

2,4

ABE

Strategic as minimum standard to ensure provision in new developments

SC/7 Outdoor Play Space, Informal Open Space and New Developments

2,4

BCE

Strategic as minimum standard to ensure provision of open space in new developments

SC/8 Open Space Standards

2,4

BCE

Strategic as minimum standard to ensure provision of open space in new developments

SC/9 Protection of Existing Recreation Areas, Allotments and Community Orchards

2,4

AB

Policy setting out an overarching objective

SC/10 Lighting Proposals

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/11 Noise Pollution

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/12 Contaminated Land

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/13 Air Quality

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/14 Hazardous Installations

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

SC/15 Odour and other fugitive emissions to air

5

BD

Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

TI/1 Chesterton Rail Station and Interchange

3

F

Strategic to delivery of homes and jobs. Site allocation

TI/2 Planning for Sustainable Travel

3

ABC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

TI/3 Parking Provision

3

ABE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

TI/4 Rail Freight and Interchanges

3

AC

Policy setting out an overarching objective

TI/5 Aviation-Related Development Proposals

3

AC

Policy setting out an overarching objective. Policy seeking to shape broad characteristics of development

TI/6 Cambridge Airport Public Safety Zone

3

AC

Policy setting out an overarching objective. Essential to have public safety zone around airport

TI/7 Lord's Bridge Radio Telescope

3

AC

Policy setting out an overarching objective. Essential to protect operation of internationally important telescope.

TI/8 Infrastructure and New Developments

2,3,4

ABCE

Policy setting out an overarching objective. Vital for delivery of development strategy of plan.

TI/9 Education facilities

4

ACE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

TI/10 Broadband

3

ACE

Policy setting out an overarching objective

Area Action Plans:

The adopted Area Action Plans (AAP) that are part of the Local Development Framework for the district are considered to be strategic to the delivery of homes and jobs within the district and therefore all policies within them are considered strategic. The adopted AAPs are Northstowe AAP; Cambridge East AAP; Cambridge Southern Fringe AAP; and NW Cambridge AAP. Policies in any new Area Action Plans prepared and adopted will also be considered strategic.



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