Question 2. Please submit any sites for employment and housing you wish to suggest for allocation in the Local Plan. Provide as much information and supporting evidence as possible.

Showing forms 211 to 240 of 705
Form ID: 40227
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land off Elbourn Way, Bassingbourn

6

Site 40227 map

Agricultural land, allotments, woodland

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development is for between 65 and 80 dwellings including affordable housing, with open space and landscaping. A new vehicular access would be provided off Elbourn Way and a secondary/emergency access off Saddleback Lane. The existing allotments would be upgraded. The existing woodland areas would be improved. An ecological/wildlife area would be created.

Market and affordable housing, Residential care home

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional housing and affordable housing for Bassingbourn. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The existing allotments would be upgraded as part of the proposed development, including the installation of a water supply, improved facilities, a new vehicular access and car parking area. The woodland areas within the site would be improved as part of the proposed development. The land that contains ecological interest would be retained as part of the proposed development, and subject to management and enhancement measures to provide an overall net biodiversity gain. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities in Bassingbourn including the convenience store, public houses and bus services.

The site could accommodate between 65 and 80 dwellings, which is based on a density of 30 dwellings/hectare and reflects the character of the site and surrounding area and the edge of settlement location. A Vision Document (prepared by Nicholas Jacob Architects) is submitted with this response.

Yes (Please give details)

Access to the site is currently provided via a dropped kerb footway crossover that leads to a field gate at the south-west end of the site. The design of this existing access is not considered suitable to accommodate a residential development of the scale proposed. Therefore, a new vehicular access will need to be provided for the proposed development. A Transport & Infrastructure Review has been undertaken by Transport Planning Associates and is submitted with this response. In summary an extension of the residential carriageway at Elbourn Way is proposed as an internal access road into the site. The road is indicated as being 5.5m wide with 2 metre footways, with localised widening at the bend that is required to avoid the existing attenuation pond for Elbourn Way. See attached Site Access Arrangement Plan (Dwg No. SK103) and a Transport & Infrastructure Review Letter.

No

No

Flood Risk/Drainage MLM have undertaken an assessment of flood risk and drainage for the site. The Flood Risk & Drainage Review is submitted with this response. The majority of the site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. The land within Flood Zone 3 (high risk) is shown around perimeter of the western part of the site, and along the existing drain/ditch. The proposed areas of built development would all be located with Flood Zone 1. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. Contamination An initial assessment of contamination at the site has been undertaken by Delta Simons. In summary, the site has not been subject to industrial land use, and it might contain random or widespread concentrated or diffuse contaminants, but overall the contamination risk is low to medium due to the earthworks and allotments. Ecology An initial ecological assessment of the site has been undertaken by Applied Ecology Ltd. The site is not covered by any statutory or non-statutory wildlife site designation and does not fall within any Site of Special Scientific Interest impact risk zone described by Natural England. The nearest designated wildlife site is called Bassingbourn Barracks County Wildlife Site, which is a non-statutory designated site of importance for calcareous grassland located 1.4 km to the north of the site. The site is comprised mainly of three broad habitat types: arable land in intensive arable production; an adjoining allotment (formed recently from arable land); and broad-leaved plantation woodland and a derelict orchard with mature trees and scrub around three sides of the allotment. The arable and allotment land are separated by a small flowing water stream. An off-site surface water attenuation pond occurs within a few metres of the Site boundary and may have amphibian interest - although Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre has confirmed there are no known records of the legally protected amphibian great crested newt within Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth and land immediately around the village envelope. Other protected animal species interest relates to the confirmed presence of a badger sett within the Site, the potential value of the woodland, orchard and adjoining farmland for garden/woodland and farmland nesting birds, and the possible use of mature trees and wooded habitats by foraging, commuting and, potentially, roosting bats. The proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on site and include ecological enhancement measures to provide net biodiversity gain. Heritage CgMs Heritage have undertaken an initial site appraisal of the extent and nature of known archaeological and heritage assets within the proposal site and surrounding area. The site is partially located within the Bassingbourn Conservation Area and there are a number of built heritage assets located to the west of the site which comprise the Church of St Peter & St Paul (Grade I), Manor Farmhouse (Grade II), Church Farmhouse (Grade II). There is intervisibility between the site and these built heritage assets, but they are not likely to be a constraint to the development of the site through the incorporation of appropriate mitigation measures. The site is known to contain a former Medieval pond and a former Post-Medieval ice-house. Within the vicinity of the site is a typical spread of Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and Medieval activity, suggesting an enhanced potential for currently unknown remains of these periods to be present within the site. These assets are, however, highly unlikely to be constraints to development. A future planning application would be supported by a Built Heritage Statement which would establish the nature of any impact to any designated and non-designated built heritage assets, and would inform the design of the scheme to minimise any harm to the significance of the identified built heritage assets. A formal Archaeological Desk-Based assessment would also be prepared which will incorporate the results of a detailed geophysical survey that will be undertaken across all accessible areas within the site. This work will inform the need for and scope of further survey work – which may include intrusive trial trenching. Landscape The Landscape Partnership has provided initial observations concerning potential landscape and visual opportunities and constraints at the site. A Briefing Note (prepared by The Landscape Partnership) is submitted with this response. In summary, the western part of the site is bound by established planting and so is well contained and has a strong association with the edge of the village. The eastern part of the site comprises an arable field, and is more open. There are public footpaths into and through the western part of the site. The existing vegetated edge at the site would need to be replicated within the proposed development, albeit further out from the existing settlement edge This approach would ensure that a strong green and defensible edge to the village is provided with the proposed development. The landscape treatment at the site might include the planting of a woodland belt, or of native hedges with hedgerow standard trees, either side of a perimeter track. Trees/Arboriculture An assessment of the trees and hedgerows on the site has been undertaken by Haydens Arboricultural Consultants. The site comprises a number of arboricultural elements, dived between the eastern and western parts of the site, that, if managed correctly could form and integral and valuable part of both new development and the existing villages green infrastructure, namely; Woodland on the western and northern boundary of the existing allotments. This is neglected woodland that comprises Aspen, Ash, Elm, Field Maple and Hazel Coppice. Of particular concern are a number of very large, over-mature, Poplars, a number of which have fallen in recent years. Whilst these have considerable visual amenity, they do have a limited safe useful life expectance and therefore any development of the site will have to provide a woodland management plan aimed at managing out the larger trees and re-establishing the safety of the woodland and a viable woodland habitat to enhance the long-term green infra structure for the site and surrounding area. Irrespective of development the woodland needs to be managed in order to ensure the health and safety of persons and property in the immediate vicinity. The second element is the remnant orchard on the southern side of the access track. Again this has been neglected over recent years but still retains a number of the original trees adjacent to the ditch. Is is recommended that the orchard be revitalised as part of any development of the site as part of the sites green infrastructure. On the eastern boundary of the allotments, dividing the whole site is a ditch and tree line comprising a mature hedge/trees, mainly Ash and Sycamore. This is broken in the south eastern corner where the ditch and is bridged and access gained into the larger field. Immediately adjacent to the bridge is a protected Horse Chestnut, subject to a Tree Preservation Order. Whilst the tree is not in a particularly good condition with poor vigour, due to Horse Chestnut Leaf minor and other pathogens, it should still be considered a constraint on prospective development. This tree line, continues both north and south alongside the adjacent field with a public footpath immediately adjacent. This provides a pleasant green screen between the site and adjacent residential dwelling. To the south of the larger field is a lagoon surrounded by willow and the occasional Birch and Ash tree that will need to be managed if it is to retained. It is suggested that should this feature be retained as part of any future development the willow will have to be coppiced on a cyclical basis. The trees and woodland on the site do need to be managed, irrespective of development and therefore any future development of the site must be based on a detailed Arboricultural Assessment of the site and Woodland Management Plan to guide development/management.

No

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner and promoter, and is both available deliverable for development. The site will need to be allocated for development through the Greater Cambridge Local Plan, and the timetable for this has informed the assessment of when the site is available.

Site is under option by a developer

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Bassingbourn and elsewhere in villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders.

No

N/A

2023

2025

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40228
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land off The Causeway, Bassingbourn

4.52

Site 40228 map

Agricultural land

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development is for approximately 75 dwellings, with open space and landscaping, and a new vehicular access.

Market and affordable housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional housing and affordable housing for Bassingbourn. It is considered that that there will be limited opportunities for infill development within the Development Framework boundary of the village because of the Conservation Area and a number of Local Green Space areas. The recent and committed developments in Bassingbourn are located outside the Development Framework boundary. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The hedgerow at the site frontage would mostly be retained as part of the proposed development, except to provide access into the site. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities in Bassingbourn including the convenience store, public houses and bus services.

The site could accommodate approximately 75 dwellings, which is based on a density of 30 dwellings/hectare and reflects the character of the site and surrounding area and the edge of settlement location. A Vision Document (prepared by Nicholas Jacob Architect) is submitted with this response.

Yes (Please give details)

The access to the site is currently provided via an informal access point taken from the southern side of the Causeway, within the vicinity of the bus stop and along the northern site frontage. The design of this existing access is not considered suitable to accommodate a residential development of the scale proposed. A Transport & Infrastructure Review has been undertaken by Transport Planning Associates and is submitted with this response. In summary, it is proposed that a simple priority junction, with a carriageway width of 5.5m and 6m corner radii, be implemented to serve the proposals. It is also proposed that as part of the development, a change in the Traffic Regulation Order along the Causeway, along the site’s frontage be proposed to reduce the current posted speed limit to 30 mph, extending the existing 30 mph zone to the west of the site. To support the proposed vehicle access arrangements, a 1.8 m wide footway is proposed on the south western side of the proposed access, extending along the Causeway to link with the existing footway provision to the west. See attached Site Access Arrangement Plan (Dwg No. SK101) and Transport & Infrastructure Review Letter

No

No

Flood Risk/Drainage MLM have undertaken an assessment of flood risk and drainage for the site. The Flood Risk & Drainage Review is submitted with this response. The site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. Contamination An initial assessment of contamination at the site has been undertaken by Delta Simons. In summary, the site has not been subject to industrial land use, and it might contain random or widespread concentrated or diffuse contaminants, but overall the contamination risk is low. Ecology An initial ecological assessment of the site has been undertaken by Applied Ecology Ltd. The site is not covered by any statutory or non-statutory wildlife site designation and it does not fall within any Site of Special Scientific Interest impact risk zone described by Natural England. The nearest designated wildlife site is called Bassingbourn Barracks County Wildlife Site, which is a non-statutory designated site of importance for calcareous grassland located 1.9 km to the north of the site. The site consists of an intensively managed arable field on the edge of the village located immediately next to a main road and existing residential housing. A species poor intact hedgerow separates the road from the field edge and occurs within the Site boundary. The bulk of the Site is of low ecological and nature conservation value. The roadside hedgerow is regularly managed, small in stature, lacks trees and is unlikely to possess significant ecological interest given its physical form and location. The proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on the site and include ecological enhancement measures to provide net biodiversity gain. Heritage CgMs Heritage have undertaken an initial site appraisal of the extent and nature of known archaeological and heritage assets within the proposal site and surrounding area. There are no designated heritage assets on the site. Two Grade II Listed Buildings are located to the north of the site to the opposite side of The Causeway and the site forms part of the wider setting of these Listed Buildings. The site is known to contain former Post-Medieval allotment remains and a former Second World War air raid shelter. Within the vicinity of the site is evidence of a typical spread of Prehistoric and Medieval activity and the Roman Road Ermine Street, suggesting an enhanced potential for currently unknown remains of these periods to be present within the site. These assets are, however, highly unlikely to be constraints to development. A future planning application would be supported by a Built Heritage Statement which would establish the nature of any impact to any designated and non-designated built heritage assets, and would inform the design of the scheme to protect the significance of the two Listed Buildings. A formal Archaeological Desk-Based assessment would also be prepared which will incorporate the results of a detailed geophysical survey that will be undertaken across all accessible areas within the site. This work will inform the need for and scope of further survey work – which may include intrusive trial trenching. Landscape The Landscape Partnership has provided initial observations concerning potential landscape and visual opportunities and constraints at the site. A Briefing Note (prepared by The Landscape Partnership) is submitted with this response. In summary, the site is located beyond the settlement edge but it is not encompassed by any designations for its particular landscape quality, and it does not contribute to the landscape setting of such designations. The views across open countryside, native boundary hedges, and development set back from the road in well vegetated plots gives the streetscape a green character. Any development at the site would need to respect this character through the safeguarding of the boundary hedge, the retention of long-distance views and appropriate breaks in the street frontage in order to maintain the separate identity of Bassingbourn and Kneesworth. It is considered that development at the site would be seen within the context of existing development within the village and would affect only a small part of the overall view. There would be a small increase in the extent of development at the village but the overall character of the view would be unaffected. It is considered that planting on the southern boundary of the site, e.g. a native hedge containing hedgerow standard trees, would help provide a vegetated framework to assimilate new development into the landscape. Noise Cass Allen has undertaken out an acoustic assessment of the site and surrounding area. The only significant noise source identified in the vicinity of the site is road traffic. There are dwellings located on both sides of The Causeway, and as such residential development is clearly acceptable in this location. It is recommended that within the proposed development the nearest façades to The Causeway will be built approximately 20m from the edge of the road; which is similar to or greater than the distances from other recent developments off The Causeway. All of the dwellings within the proposed development would be designed to achieve appropriate noise standards, which would be secured via a planning condition. Trees/Arboriculture An assessment of the trees and hedgerows on the site has been undertaken by Haydens Arboricultural Consultants. The site comprises the northern section of a large arable field bordered to the north by a deciduous hedge of Blackthorn, Hawthorn and Elm. Access to the site will have to break through this and additional hedge planting could provide mitigation for that loss. These are a few small trees planted as screening between the site and residential dwellings to the west along a footpath. The only other feature of mention is a remnant/Veteran Ash tree in the south western corner of the site. Given the limited constraints offered by existing trees on the site, prospective development should not be compromised. However, given the veteran nature of the Ash tree and the prominence of the northern hedge, any future development of the site should be supported by a detailed Arboriculture Assessment of the site to guide development.

No

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner and promoter, and is both available deliverable for development. The site will need to be allocated for development through the Greater Cambridge Local Plan, and the timetable for this has informed the assessment of when the site is available.

Site is under option by a developer

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Bassingbourn and elsewhere in villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders.

No

N/A

2023

2025

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40229
Respondent: Brown & Co Barfords
Agent: Brown & Co Barfords

Land at Manor Farm, High Street, Graveley, PE19 6PL

3.5

Site 40229 map

Agriculture& Buildings with commercial storage planning permission

N/A

Planning permission for commercial storage in former agricultural building.

Mixture of green & brownfield

Residential

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

Graveley has had a declining population over recent years and the proposed site will provide well related new housing to meet local aspirations for further growth in the village, which will sustain its continued vitality. This is reflected in a site being proposed in Modifications to the now adopted plan, though this was not carried forward in the adopted plan. The land includes a large former agricultural building with planning permission for commercial storage. With the commercial use this is considered to be part of the village framework and its omission is inconsistent with the general approach to defining the built area.

25-50 dwellings that respect the density of the neighbouring properties, whilst making efficient use of the site.

No

Access is achievable off the High Street or the adjacent lane.

No

No

No

Access to key utilities can be created off the High Street.

Available now

The land can be developed immediately.

Don't know

There is a local desire for further housing in the village that will support the village vitality.

No

N/A

2019

2021

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40230
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land off Poplar Farm Close, Bassingbourn

0.37

Site 40230 map

Grazing land

n/a

n/a

Greenfield

The proposed development is for 7 self/custom build dwellings, including open space and landscaping, improvements to the existing vehicular access, and a new pedestrian access.

Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

The proposed development would provide self/custom-build housing for Bassingbourn. South Cambridgeshire District Council is a 'Vanguard Authority' for self and custom-build housing. It is understood that there are more than 200 households on the Council's Self-Build Register, which represents a significant number of households whose needs are not being met by the limited number of plots that have been provided so far in South Cambridgeshire. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits and net biodiversity gain. The existing footway on the north side of Brook Road adjacent to the site would be widened, which would be a benefit to pedestrians. This could be achieved by planting a new boundary hedge with native species inside the line of the existing hedge, and removing the existing hedge once the new hedge is established. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities in Bassingbourn including the convenience store, public houses and bus services.

The site could accommodate 7 self/custom-build dwellings, which is based on a density of 30 dwellings/hectare and reflects close proximity of Poplar Farmhouse (Grade II Listed Building), the location of the site within Bassingbourn Conservation Area, the character of the site and surrounding area, and the edge of settlement location. A Vision Document is submitted with this response.

Yes (Please give details)

There is an existing farm access to the site from Poplar Farm Close. The existing vehicular access will need to be improved for the proposed development. A new pedestrian access would be created from Brook Road. A Transport & Infrastructure Review has been undertaken by Transport Planning Associates and is submitted with this response. In summary, access to the development is proposed to be served by an extension to the existing turning head of Poplar Farm Close, extending to the south to provide a shared use access road.

No

No

Flood Risk/Drainage MLM have undertaken an assessment of flood risk and drainage for the site. The Flood Risk & Drainage Review is submitted with this response. The site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. Contamination An initial assessment of contamination at the site has been undertaken by Delta Simons. In summary, the site has not been subject to industrial land use, and it might contain random or widespread concentrated or diffuse contaminants, but overall the contamination risk is low. Ecology An initial ecological assessment of the site has been undertaken by Applied Ecology Ltd. The site is not covered by any statutory or non-statutory wildlife site designation and does not fall within any Site of Special Scientific Interest impact risk zone described by Natural England. The nearest designated wildlife site is called Bassingbourn Barracks County Wildlife Site, which is a non-statutory designated site of importance for calcareous grassland located 1.9 km to the north of the site. The site was formerly grassland used for livestock grazing and now forms garden land with occasional grazing. The site is of relatively low ecological and biodiversity value and its protected animal species interest is likely to relate to the presence of a small assemblage of garden birds that may use the trees and boundary vegetation for nesting, and the presence of a standing water pond located off-site within 50m of the site boundary. The off-site pond may support breeding amphibians although the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Environmental Records Centre has confirmed there are no known records of the legally protected amphibian great crested newt within Bassingbourn cum Kneesworth and land immediately around the village envelope. The proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on site and include ecological enhancement measures to provide net biodivrsity gain. Heritage CgMs Heritage have undertaken an initial site appraisal of the extent and nature of known archaeological and heritage assets within the proposal site and surrounding area. The site is partially located within the Bassingbourn Conservation Area and there are a number of built heritage assets located to the west of the site which comprise the Church of St Peter & St Paul (Grade I), Manor Farmhouse (Grade II), Church Farmhouse (Grade II). There is intervisibility between the site and these built heritage assets, but they are not likely to be a constraint to the development of the site through the incorporation of appropriate mitigation measures. The site is known to contain a former Medieval pond and a former Post-Medieval ice-house. Within the vicinity of the site is a typical spread of Prehistoric, Roman, Saxon and Medieval activity, suggesting an enhanced potential for currently unknown remains of these periods to be present within the site. These assets are, however, highly unlikely to be constraints to development. A future planning application would be supported by a Built Heritage Statement which would establish the nature of any impact to any designated and non-designated built heritage assets, and would inform the design of the scheme to minimise any harm to the significance of the identified built heritage assets. A formal Archaeological Desk-Based assessment would also be prepared which will incorporate the results of a detailed geophysical survey that will be undertaken across all accessible areas within the site. This work will inform the need for and scope of further survey work – which may include intrusive trial trenching. Landscape The Landscape Partnership has provided initial observations concerning potential landscape and visual opportunities and constraints at the site. A Briefing Note (prepared by The Landscape Partnership) is submitted with this response. In summary, the western part of the site is bound by established planting and so is well contained and has a strong association with the edge of the village. The eastern part of the site comprises an arable field, and is more open. There are public footpaths into and through the western part of the site. The existing vegetated edge at the site would need to be replicated within the proposed development, albeit further out from the existing settlement edge This approach would ensure that a strong green and defensible edge to the village is provided with the proposed development. The landscape treatment at the site might include the planting of a woodland belt, or of native hedges with hedgerow standard trees, either side of a perimeter track. Trees/Arboriculture An assessment of the trees and hedgerows on the site has been undertaken by Hayden's Arboricultural Consultants. The site is within the Bassingbourn Conservation Area and therefore all the trees with a stem diameter over and above 75mm at 1.5m are subject to protection. The large Sycamore on the Southern boundary with the hedge is protected by a Tree Preservation Order. There are a number of trees on the site comprising Ash, Sycamore and Apple. There are also a number of mixed hedges bordering the site, the most prominent being on the southern boundary. The TPO’d Sycamore is in good condition with high visual amenity but does need the ivy reducing/removing if it is not to become a nuisance to the tree. Given the size and designation of this tree it must be considered a constraint on prospective development on the site. There is an early-mature, twin stemmed, Ash tree in the centre of the site which, whilst in reasonable condition, given the nature of the growth of the two stems, does have a limited safe useful life expectancy. Given this it would be preferred that this tree be removed and replaced as part of any future residential development of the site. There are also a number of small remnant fruit trees in the centre of the site which should not be deemed a constraint to development. The hedgerows on and around the site would benefit from management, in particular the hedge on the southern boundary, as it is now overhanging and obstructing the footpath in places. The Large TPO’d Sycamore forms an integral part of the hedgerow. Given this vehicular access to the High Street may be limited given the necessary visibility splays required tree protection. Whilst not considered a major issue on the site, any future development of the site will have to be based on a detailed Arboricultural Assessment of the site to guide development.

No

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner and promoter, and is both available and deliverable for development. The site will need to be allocated for development through the Greater Cambridge Local Plan, and the timetable for this has informed the assessment of when the site is available.

Site is under option by a developer

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Bassingbourn and elsewhere in villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. It is understood that there are more than 200 households on the Council's Self-Build Register, which represents a significant demand for self and custom-build plots.

No

n/a

2023

2024

1

No

n/a

Yes

Form ID: 40231
Respondent: Brown & Co Barfords
Agent: Brown & Co Barfords

Land south of High Street (R/O 72) Graveley, PE19 6PL

1

Site 40231 map

Agriculture

N/A

Greenfield

Residential

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

Graveley has had a declining population over recent years and the proposed site will provide well related new housing to meet local aspirations for further growth in the village, which will sustain its continued vitality. This is reflected in a site being proposed in modifications to the now adopted plan, though this was not carried forward in the adopted plan.

Up to 30 dwellings that respect the density of existing neighbouring properties.

No

Access is achievable off the High Street.

No

No

No

Access to key utilities can be created off the High Street

Available now

The land can be developed immediately

Don't know

There is understood to be a local desire for further housing in the village that will support the village vitality.

No

N/A

2019

2021

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40232
Respondent: Kings Gate Management Company (Cambridge) Ltd
Agent: Strutt and Parker

Land west of South Road, Impington

20.26

Site 40232 map

Agriculture

Greenfield

The proposed residential development including affordable housing, public open space, car parking and landscaping

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing, Employment (B1) office, Employment (B1b) research and development

Public open space, Community facilities, Recreation and leisure, Other

Additional mix of housing including affordable in a sustainable location close to Cambridge. The proposal would also enable footpath and cycling connections to be created to the bridge over the A14. A park could also be provided on other land with NIAB's ownership and there is potential to include off site flood alleviation measures as well. These measures could improve the visual amenity of the area and deliver biodiversity improvements as well.

The developable area of the site is approximately 18 hectares. At a density of 25 dwellings to the hectare, it would equate to a total of 450 units.

Yes (Please give details)

An access into the site could be created from Mill Road. To deliver adequate width some of the northern part of South Road Play Area may be required. Emergency access could be provided through adjoining land in NIAB's ownership. Provision of a comprehensive and enhanced play space within the residential site will mitigate the loss of the Play Area, which would benefit existing and future occupiers.

No

The site is flat.

No

The site is within the Green Belt, partly within Flood Zone 2 (and a small part is within Flood Zone 3). There are no heritage assets within close proximity to the site that would be impacted. There are no known protected species on or within close proximity to the site. The site has not been occupied by any previous uses that would suggest it has been contaminated. The Council will need to amend the Green Belt boundary to accommodate the site allocation. Flood mitigation and landscaping will be provided to mitigate impacts. A phase 1 ecology assessment will be carried out and phase 1 site investigation study to confirm there are no adverse site conditions.

No

The site will have access to key utilities. The site is close to existing infrastructure. There are no known infrastructure capacity issues. A utilities assessment will be carried out.

Next 5 years

The site is in freehold ownership and could be developed to deliver housing within the next 5 years.

Enquiries received

Enquiries have been received but not followed up. Comparable values in the area demonstrate strong market demand for sites. The attractiveness of being within the desirable village of Histon and its proximity to Cambridge and the potential connection with the guided bus and potential to create new pedestrian and cycle connections over the A14 by utilising the existing bridge.

No

2022

2026

5

No

Yes

Form ID: 40233
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land at Duck End Farm, Park Lane, Dry Drayton, Cambridge

16.54

Site 40233 map

Agricultural

N/A

S/1167/17/PA - office to residential prior approval - 1 no. dwelling S/1998/17/PA - agricultural to residential prior approval - 1 no. dwelling S/1999/17/PA - agricultural to residential prior approval - 2 no. dwellings

Part previously developed land, part greenfield

Residential development (site size means that any amount of local housing need can be met on the site) including affordable housing, open space and landscaping and site access/highways improvements as necessary. Development could include plots for self-build/custom-build housing.

Market and affordable housing

Public open space

Removal of existing unsightly buildings and replacement with new built form of high quality design. Provision of new market and affordable housing to meet local needs - much of Dry Drayton is surrounded by the Green Belt meaning that there are limited opportunities for development. As such a very limited amount of housing and affordable housing will have been provided in the village in recent years. Economic benefits associated with construction of development. Economic benefits associated with additional spending within local community from new households. Environmental benefits (ecological/biodiversity) would be provide by carefully designed landscaping to enhance the site's green belt setting,

The site is large meaning any number of dwellings could be provided to meet existing and future housing needs.

Yes (Please give details)

Site benefits from 1 no. existing residential/agricultural access and 1 no. agricultural access. In addition, site has 90m highway frontage which could be used to deliver a new highway access if required.

No

Yes (Please give details)

Flood Risk: Site is located within Flood Zone 1 so is not at risk of flooding. Drainage: Proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. Landscape: No development proposals will be prepared for the site without a comprehensive baseline LVIA having been carried out first - baseline data will be used to inform the scheme design. Ecology: - The majority of the site's agricultural use means that the site is likely to be of low ecological value - this will be confirmed via assessment and mitigation and enhancement measures will be implemented as part of any development. - Existing farm buildings may provide habitat for protected species and will be assessed accordingly. Arboriculture: all trees and hedgerows on the site will be retained and protected. Contamination: - The majority of the site is greenfield thus contamination is unlikely - absence of contamination will be confirmed through a phase 1 assessment. - Potential for contamination exists within/around farm yard and buildings - phase 1 assessment will be required to determine risk. Overall: no environmental constraints cannot be overcome.

Water, electricity and sewerage are understood

Available now

Site is currently vacant. Owner is keen to see the site be developed to provide new housing to meet local needs. Owner is professionally advised with respect to planning and disposal and has the necessary resources to pursue a suitable planning permission.

None

High Site is likely to be attractive to the market because other sites in Dry Drayton and other villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. Limited supply of suitable development sites such as this in Dry Drayton and surrounds drives demand. Site's proximity to and relationship with/accessibility to and from Cambridge are also demand drivers.

No

N/A

2023 (taking into account plan prepartation/adoption process)

2025

2

No

Yes

Form ID: 40234
Respondent: Brown & Co Barfords
Agent: Brown & Co Barfords

Land adjacent Ponds Farm Cottage, High Street, Gravely

0.26

Site 40234 map

Agriculture

N/A

Greenfield

Residential

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

Gravely has had a declining population over recent years and the proposed site will provide well related new housing to meet local aspirations for further growth in the village, which will sustain its continued vitality. This is reflected in a site being proposed in modifications to the now adopted plan, though this was not carried forward in the adopted plan.

5 Dwellings that respect the pattern of existing properties along the high Street.

No

Access is achievable off the High Street or the adjacent lane.

No

No

No

Access to utilities can be created off the High Street.

Available now

The land can be developed immediately

Don't know

There is a local desire for further housing in the village that will support the village vitality

No

N/A

2019

2021

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40235
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land off Westfields, Willingham

1.9

Site 40235 map

Residential garden land

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development comprises 7 self/custom-build plots - as identified on the attached site layout plan.

Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

The proposed development would provide self/custom-build housing for Willingham. South Cambridgeshire District Council is a 'Vanguard Authority' for self and custom-build housing. It is understood that there are more than 200 households on the Council's Self Build Register, which represents a significant number of households whose needs are not being met by the limited number of plots that have been provided so far in South Cambridgeshire. The proposed development would include landscaping which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities in Willingham including the convenience stores, public houses and bus services.

The identified plots within the site could accommodate 7 self/custom-build dwellings.

Yes (Please give details)

The existing vehicular access off Westfields would provide the access to the proposed self/custom-build plots. An access would be provided onto Westfields from each plot.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. An ecological assessment of the site will need to be undertaken, but it is unlikely that there will be any constraints to development, and the proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on site and include ecological enhancement measures within the landscape strategy. A tree survey and arboricultural impact assessment of the plots will need to be undertaken because there are trees and hedgerows within the proposed development plots. It is anticipated that some trees and part of the hedge would need to be removed in order to create access. However, additional trees and hedges and other planting would be provided within the proposed development to replace those trees and hedges that are removed and to provide landscape enhancement measures. An archaeological assessment of the site will need to be undertaken. The site is not affected by any other heritage assets. There are no significant constraints to the delivery of the self/custom-build dwellings at the site.

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and uses and so connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner, and it is both available and deliverable for development. The site will need to be allocated for development through the Greater Cambridge Local Plan and the timetable for this has informed the assessment of when the site is available.

None

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Willingham have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. There is significant demand for self//custom build plots in South Cambridgeshire.

No

N/A

2023

2024

1

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40236
Respondent: Strutt and Parker
Agent: Strutt and Parker

Land north-east of Villa Road, Impington

2.19

Site 40236 map

Agriculture

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

Proposed B1 employment development including car parking provision and landscaping

Employment (B1) office, Employment (B1b) research and development, Employment (B1c) light industrial, Employment (other)

Nothing chosen

Provide office and research space within close proximity to Cambridge and the potential to connect into the guided busway route.

20,000 sqm assuming two storey development.

Yes (Please give details)

Access to the site can be achieved via Villa Road

No

No

The Council will need to amend the Green Belt boundary to accommodate the site allocation - see cover letter. (The Cover letter explains that 3 proposed development sites are located within the Greenbelt, promoting the need for a relaxation of the Green Belt boundary. The claim is supported by references to Paragraph 136 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and potential strategic advantages including public transport.) Flood mitigation and landscaping will be provided to mitigate impacts.

No

The site will have access to key utilities. The site is close to existing infrastructure. There are no known infrastructure capacity issues. A utilities assessment will be carried out.

Next 5 years

The site is in freehold ownership and available. It could be developed within the next 5 years or less.

Enquiries received

Enquiries have been received but not followed up. Comparable values in the area demonstrate strong market demand for sites. The attractiveness of being within the desirable villages of Hitson and Impington, its proximity to Cambridge and the potential connection with the guided bus.

No

N/A

2021

2023

3

No

Yes

Form ID: 40237
Respondent: Endurance Estates

Histon Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire

21

Site 40237 map

Arable

No relevant planning history

Greenfield with agricultural uses

Residential and village relief road

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Public open space, Community facilities, Recreation and leisure

Local relief road

Up to 250 residential dwellings in generous landscape setting with county park

Yes (Please give details)

Access to the site can be achieved via both Oakington road and Histon road (figure 3 and 4). The access provided by the addition of landowner 1s land reduces congestion and pressure on Oakington Road and the village centre.

No

Yes (Please give details)

As confirmed by the Environment Agency’s flood map (Environment Agency, 2019) the site is located within Flood Zone 1 and therefore has a low probability of flooding. The majority of the site has a very low risk of surface water flooding. However there are patches in the north east of the site with areas at low risk and a low-high risk in the most southern area of the site, as confirmed by the Environment Agency’s maps. The layout and drainage strategy for any scheme that comes forward on the site will reflect the localised areas of surface water flooding.

Our work in developing Oakington road Cottenham (Bellway) gives us confidence that there are no overiding utility constraints

Next 5 years

Site has to go through Local Plan process to be released from Green Belt

Site is under option by a developer

Very, due to the good sales values in the local area

No

N/A

2023

2028

5

No

Yes

Form ID: 40239
Respondent: Kings Gate Management Company (Cambridge) Ltd
Agent: La Ronde Wright

Kingsgate Land off Villa Road

28.5

Site 40239 map

Crop research station/agricultural

n/a

n/a

Greenfield

Residential and community development

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Custom or self build housing

Public open space, Community facilities, Recreation and leisure

Address the need for low carbon housing, community, leisure and recreational uses.

700

Yes (Please give details)

Villa Road details to be submitted under separate cover

No

Yes (Please give details)

Pockets affected by flood risk which would be mitigated as part of the proposal. Please see separate initial sustainability appraisal document. Details to be submitted under separate cover.

Details to be submitted under separate cover

Available now

The landowners have confirmed that the land is now available.

Enquiries received

The site is ideally situated to provide new homes, open space and other amenities for local residents in a sustainable location.

No

n/a

2021

2027

6

Yes

Please see Initial Sustainability Appraisal. Existing flood risk issues require mitigation. Please see flood risk strategy submitted under separate cover.

Yes

Form ID: 40241
Respondent: Strutt and Parker
Agent: Strutt and Parker

Land East of Redgate, Girton

0.95

Site 40241 map

Agriculture

n/a

n/a

Greenfield

The proposed residential development including affordable housing, car parking provision and landscaping.

Market and affordable housing, Older persons housing, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

Additional mix of housing including affordable, in a suitable location close to Cambridge. The proposal would also enable footpath and cycling connections to be created to the bridge over the A14. A park could also be provided on other land with NIAB's ownership and there is potential to include off site flood alleviation measures as well. These measures could improve the visual amenity of the area and deliver biodiversity improvements as well.

The site area is 0.95 Ha, At a density of 25 dwellings to the hectare it could deliver 25 units.

Yes (Please give details)

There is vehicular access into the site from Redgate Road.

No

The site is flat.

No

The site is within the Green Belt. It is not within a Flood Zone and there is no evidence of previous uses that would have caused contamination of the site. The site is not within a Conservation Area and there are no Listed Buildings or other heritage assets within close proximity to the site. The Council will need to amend the greenbelt boundary to accommodate the site - See Cover Letter. Phase 1 site investigations and ecology will be carried out to ensure the site can be developed for residential development without causing harm to and existing features.

No

The site will have access to key utilities. The site is close to existing infrastructure. There are no known infrastructure capacity issues. A utilities assessment will be carried out.

Next 5 years

The site is in freehold ownership and could be developed to deliver housing within the next 5 years or less.

Enquiries received

Enquiries have been received but not followed up. Comparable values in the area demonstrate strong market demand for sites. The attractiveness of being within the desirable village of Girton and its proximity to Cambridge and access to the A14. The proposal would also enable the creation of a pedestrian link into Cambridge via the A14 footway bridge.

No

n/a

2021

2023

3

No

n/a

Yes

Form ID: 40242
Respondent: Hill Residential Limited

Land off Mill Lane, Impington

1.34

Site 40242 map

The majority of the land is Greenfield with some buildings located on the site.

N/A

No relevant application within the last 10 years

The majority of the land is Greenfield with some agricultural buildings located on the site. The majority of the site falls within the Green Belt.

Residential development

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Student accommodation

Public open space

The site can deliver approximately 40 new homes, 40% of which would be affordable. The development would provide on-site open space.

40 residential units has been assumed on the basis of Impington being a Rural Centre in accordance with Policy S/9 of the South Cambs 2018 adopted Local Plan. Policy H/8 provides a guide of an average net density of 30 dwellings per hectare in Minor Rural Centres.

Yes (Please give details)

The site currently has a single track means of accessing part of the site. The proposal is for the demolition of 32 Mill Lane, Impington to allow a sufficient vehicular access into the site.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The majority of the site has been identified to be within Flood Zone 1 meaning it is of 'low risk' of flooding. There is a very small portion of the site in the south east corner that falls within Flood Zone 2. Some of the trees across the site may need to be felled. No trees within the site are subject to TPO's.

Water, sewerage, electricity, gas and broadband are available via connections in the surrounding area.

Available now

Developer is already involved in promoting the property.

Enquiries received

The site lies in a village with excellent access to jobs, primary and secondary school, day-to-day convenience shopping, restaurants/pubs, recreation facilities, public transport, and where demand is strong for housing.

No

N/A

2024 or sooner dependent on Local Plan Adoption

2026 or sooner dependent on the Adoption of the Local Plan

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40243
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land adjacent to No. 7 Westfields, Willingham

0.2

Site 40243 map

Agricultural land

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development comprises 7 self/custom-build plots - as identified on the attached site layout plan.

Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

The proposed development would provide self/custom-build housing for Willingham. South Cambridgeshire District Council is a 'Vanguard Authority' for self and custom-build housing. It is understood that there are more than 200 households on the Council's Self-Build Register, which represents a significant number of households whose needs are not being met by the limited number of plots that have been provided so far in South Cambridgeshire. The proposed development would include landscaping which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities in Willingham including the convenience stores, public houses and bus services.

The site could accommodate 7 self/custom-build dwellings.

Yes (Please give details)

The existing vehicular access off Westfields would provide the access to the proposed development site.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. An ecological assessment of the site will need to be undertaken, but it is unlikely that there will be any constraints to development, and the proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on site and include ecological enhancement measures within the landscape strategy. A tree survey and arboricultural impact assessment of the site because there are trees and hedgerows at the eastern boundary of the site. It is anticipated that the existing trees and hedges would be retained as part of the proposed development. Additional trees and hedges and other planting would be provided within the proposed development to provide a boundary with the adjoining land and to provide landscape enhancement measures. An archaeological assessment of the site will need to be undertaken. The site is not affected by any other heritage assets. There are no significant constraints to the delivery of self/custom-build dwellings at the site.

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and uses and so connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner, and it is both available and deliverable for development. The site will need to be allocated for development through the Greater Cambridge Local Plan, and the timetable for this has informed the assessment of when the site is available.

None

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Willingham have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. There is significant demand for self/custom build plots in South Cambridgeshire.

No

N/A

2023

2024

1

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40244
Respondent: Endurance Estates

Land North of A14, Bar Hill, Cambridge, CB24 3DX

51

Site 40244 map

Arable

No relevant planning history

Greenfield with farm buildings

Business park for B1C (light industrial), B2 (industrial) and B8 (storage and distribution).

Employment (B1c) light industrial, Employment (B2) general industrial, Employment (B8) storage and distribution

Nothing chosen

New employment opportunities

1,750,000 sqft (overall site capacity subject to Master Planning and Highways Assessment).

Yes (Please give details)

As part of the A14 Improvements scheme there has been significant improvements to the existing junction at Bar Hill with the A14. A review of the new junction arrangements has been undertaken by WSP, our highways consultants, and in principle a new roundabout access could be created to the site from the eastbound slip. There maybe the opportunity for an access from the B1050, but this requires further investigation.

No

Yes (Please give details)

As confirmed by the Environment Agency’s flood map (Environment Agency, 2019) the site is partly located within Flood Zone 1 (low probability of flooding). There are areas of Flood Zone 2 (medium probability of flooding) to the south and east of the site. There is an area of Flood Zone 3 (high probability of flooding) within the existing water course that runs north to south across the site. The site is predominantly at very low risk of surface water flooding. However there are patches of high, medium and low risk to the east of the site. The layout and drainage strategy for any scheme that comes forward on the site will reflect the localised areas of surface water flooding. It should be noted that employment uses are less vulnerable development which is compatible in flood risk areas including Flood Zone 3A (high probability of flooding). There are no SSSI’s or Scheduled Ancient Monuments on or adjacent to the site (DEFRA, 2019). There is a grade II listed house to the north of the site at Utton’s Drove known as Trinity House, there are three listed buildings at the village of Lolworth on the other side of the A14, two of these are Grade II listed and the Church accessed from The Green is Grade II*. There is one further Grade II listed mile post at the depot to the south of the site on the A14. All of these listed buildings are some distance from the site. The site is not within a Conservation Area (South Cambridgeshire District Council Inset Map 5). The site lies within the countryside outside of the Green Belt (South Cambridgeshire District Council Inset Map 5). A proportion of site is within an area of search for a Mineral Allocation and a Minerals Consultation Area. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Minerals and Waste Site Specific Proposals plan states clearly the site is only suitable as a borrow pit for any future A14 improvements and that the release of mineral will be commensurate with the need for mineral for any future improvements to the A14 only.

Utilities will be available locally.

Available now

Site is being promoted by a committed and landowner. As set out in the attached statement the market interest in this site is likely to be strong, due to a need and demands for commercial floor space within the locality. There are no known constraints at the site that would prevent or delay prompt delivery.

Site is under option by a developer

Highly attractive due to location immediately adjoining the strategic road network. Please see attached statement.

None known at this stage.

No

2021-2022 subject to planning

2037

5-15

No

Business park proposals may come forward over time depending on operators requirements, but there are no known constraints that would delay delivery.

Yes

Form ID: 40245
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land West of Fowlmere Road, Heydon, Cambridgeshire, SG8 8QA

1

Site 40245 map

Pasture

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development is for residential development, which may include affordable dwellings with open space and landscaping. The site may also be suitable for self-build/custom-build housing, either in part or full.

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional market & affordable housing for Heydon. The proposed development would include landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would also support the local schools, public house and village hall.

The site could accommodate up to 16 units. However the quantum of development at the site will be informed by the outcome of detailed site assessments, including the impact on the neighbouring properties and landscape, and taking into account the character of the surrounding area.

Yes (Please give details)

There is an existing agricultural access to the North Eastern Corner of the site.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is located in a Flood Zone Area 1. There are no Tree Preservations Orders on the site. The site abuts the village Conservation Area.

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring buildings and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site has received interest from developers/housebuilders

Site is being marketed

The site has been marketed to a select handful of developers/housebuilders, many of whom have expressed strong interest in the opportunity.

No

N/A

2021

2022

1

Yes

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40246
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land south of Hinton Way, Stapleford, CB22 5AN

4.26

Site 40246 map

Arable agriculture

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

Residential development (up to 100 units) including affordable housing (C3) OR retirement/care village (C2) and open space, landscaping and improved or new site access. Key aspects of proposed development: - A variety of house types including short terraces, linked dwellings, semi-detached and detached properties - New footpath between Hinton Way and Haverhill Road offered by way of planning gain (to create new circular walking route for village). - 0.5 hectares of public open space (an overprovision with reference to current policy) - Swale/landscape buffer along Hinton Way which is the lowest part of the site and likely location to connect to a public drain/piped system - Parking on-plot, in-court and in garages/drives - Connecting adjacent corners of field boundaries to limit incursion into the Green Belt - Relatively low density to avoid development appearing overly “cramped” next to established development on deep plots - Views to the countryside beyond

Market and affordable housing, Residential care home

Public open space

Provision of new market and affordable housing and/or retirement/care provision to meet local needs Further social benefit in the form of a new footpath between Hinton Way and Haverhill Road to create a new circular walking route for the village Economic benefits associated with construction of development Economic benefits associated with additional spending within local community from new households Environmental benefits (ecological/biodiversity) would be provided by: - carefully designed landscaping to enhance the site's green belt setting - new open space and landscaping

Gross site area: 4.26 Net site area: 3.20 Dwellings @ 30 dwellings per hectare: 96 Up to 100 dwellings

Yes (Please give details)

Site has existing wide agricultural access and 171m long highway frontage within which a new access could be formed. Existing access may be able to be improved to serve the development or a new access created.

No

Yes (Please give details)

Flood risk: site is located within Flood Zone 1 so is not at risk of flooding Drainage: proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage Landscape: no development proposals will be prepared for the site without a comprehensive baseline LVIA having been carried out first - baseline data will be used to inform the scheme design Ecology: site's arable agricultural use means site is likely to be of low ecological value - this will be confirmed via assessment and mitigation and enhancement measures will be implemented as part of any development Arboriculture: all trees and hedgerows on the site will be retained and protected Contamination: site is greenfield thus contamination is unlikely - absence of contamination will be confirmed through a phase 1 assessment Overall: no environmental constraints that can't be overcome

Water, electricity and sewerage are understood to be located within the adjacent highway Extra capacity/reinforcements may be required but are likely to be deliverable and viable should they be necessary A new gas connection may be required depending on energy approach/design for new dwellings - new connection likely to be deliverable and viable should it be necessary

Available now

Site is greenfield and can be taken out of agricultural use as and when necessary Landowner supports development of the site Site is under the control of Axis Land Partnerships, a promoter, who have the resources, expertise and capacity necessary to pursue a suitable planning permission upon allocation of the site

Site is under option by a developer

High Site likely to be attractive to the market because other sites in Stapleford and other villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders Limited supply of suitable development sites such as this in Stapleford and surrounds drives demand Site's proximity to and relationship with/accessibility to and from Cambridge are also demand drivers

No

N/A

2023 (taking into account plan preparation/adoption process)

2028

5

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40247
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land to North of Oakington Road, Cottenham

0.9

Site 40247 map

Agricultural Land

n/a

An outline planning application for the development of up to 23 residential units, including affordable housing, public open space and associated access, infrastructure and landscaping with all matters reserved except access was considered by South Cambridgeshire District Council under reference S/4548/17/OL. The application was considered by Planning Committee in April 2018 with an Officer Recommendation for Approval. However, committee resolved to refuse the application for the following reasons: encroachment into the countryside and impact on the landscape; and reliance on the private car. There were no technical reasons for refusal. This refusal has been appealed and is being considered by the Planning Inspectorate under reference APP/W0530/W/18/3209699.

Greenfield

Proposed development of up to 23 residential units, including affordable housing, public open space and associated access, infrastructure and landscaping.

Market and affordable housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional housing and affordable housing for Cottenham. It appears that there are limited infill opportunities within the Development Framework boundary and recent and committed developments in Cottenham are located outside of the Development Framework boundary. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would also support existing services and facilities within Cottenham including convenience stores, public houses, schools and bus services.

The site could accommodate 23 dwellings which has been confirmed by a full technical design process which statutory consultees raised no objections to. The density of the proposed development is approximately 33 dwellings per hectare across the developable area of the site. The committee report associated with the previous application confirmed that this was acceptable given the sensitive location of the site on the edge of the village and the need to provide sufficient landscaping.

No

Access to the site would be gained via Oakington Road. A Transport Assessment prepared by RSK was submitted in support of application reference S/4548/17/OL. This confirmed that the location of the site benefits from a good level of accessibility to a range of everyday facilities within easy walking distance in Cottenham, including shops, schools and health facilities. There are also a range of sustainable transport options local to the site, including service buses through the village and a high quality busway to the south west. The traffic predicted to be generated by the development would be dispersed across the local highway network with a choice of routes to use. The junction capacity modelling has demonstrated that the impact of the proposed development will be negligible. This Transport Assessment and access to the site was confirmed as acceptable by the local highways authority. Proposed Mitigation: See Transport Assessment prepared by RSK submitted in support of Application reference S/4548/17/OL.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flooding. A Flood Risk Assessment prepared by RSK was submitted with application reference S/4548/17/OL which confirmed that the development would not be at risk from flooding from existing sources and would not increase flood risk elsewhere. The proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. A Preliminary Ecological Appraisal prepared by MKA Ecology was also submitted with the application. The site comprises semi-improved grassland, arable, scrub and scattered trees. The report includes a number of ecological enhancements that could be incorporated into future proposals for the site. The site is not located within the setting of any listed buildings or scheduled ancient monuments and is not within a designated conservation area. A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment prepared by CSA Environmental was also submitted with the previous application. This assessment concludes that field boundaries are generally formed of hedgerows, with some hedgerow trees, which together with neighbouring tree belts contain the Site in views, particularly from the east. Views to the south, west and north are filtered by intervening vegetation and long distance views are limited by virtue of the relatively flat landscape and settlement which prevent views from beyond the immediate area. The proposals will be well related to the existing south-westwards settlement pattern on Oakington Road and that of the surrounding consented development. The majority of the existing higher quality landscape features on the Site, including trees within the Site boundaries, will be retained as part of the development proposals. Enhancement planting to the Site boundaries, particularly the substantial woodland belt along the north-western and south-western boundaries, will help to create a landscape framework within which the development can sit and a strong defensible boundary to the countryside beyond. The Site lies adjacent to and in close proximity to three consented schemes on the western edge of Cottenham. The proposals will be seen in the context of these schemes in the majority of views and together will form a redefined western edge to Cottenham. The consideration of application reference S/4548/17/OL confirmed that there were no technical objections to the development of the site. See Flood Risk Assessments, Preliminary Ecological Assessments and Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment associated with application reference S/4548/17/OL

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is being promoted by a willing landowner and developer and is available for development now with all necessary technical work to ensure that development is deliverable.

None

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Cottenham and elsewhere in villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. In addition, there is a limited supply of development sites in Cottenham, and the site is well related to Cambridge.

No

n/a

2020

2021

1

No

n/a

Yes

Form ID: 40248
Respondent: Bidwells
Agent: Bidwells

Land at Slate Hall Farm, Bar Hill, Cambridge CB23 8HB

107

Site 40248 map

Existing industrial estate representing previously developed land and arable land.

N/A

None relevant

Mixture including previously developed land and agricultural.

Strategic employment site to serve North Cambridge and enable Cambridge commercial firms to relocate to site to enable residential allocations in Cambridge to be delivered.

Employment (B1) office, Employment (B1b) research and development, Employment (B1c) light industrial, Employment (B2) general industrial, Employment (B8) storage and distribution

Public open space, Recreation and leisure, Hotel, Retail, Other

The site provides much needed employment space evidence supplied in the accompanying planning case with employment needs assessment provided. In addition the site provides supporting services including A1/A3/A4/A5/C1/C2 land uses.

Estimated employment B use class 52.6 ha Sui generis 18.955 ha A and C use class 5.9 ha

Yes (Please give details)

Current access points via Dry Drayton Road and Huntingdon Road (A14). New access proposed via Huntingdon Road, off new A14 arrangements.

No

Yes (Please give details)

Medium flood risk area within central area of site to be used positively as central feature of site. Proposed development restricted to areas outside flood risk zone

Key utilities currently serving the existing industrial use on site.

Available now

All landowners intend for redevelopment of site.

Site is under option by a developer

High. Supported by strategic planning case and employment needs assessment also supplied. Geographic/locational advantages on upgraded A14 access. Site is not in greenbelt but on edge of Cambridge.

None

None

2021

2029

8

No

Yes

Form ID: 40249
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land South of Heydon Lane, Heydon, Cambridgeshire, SG8 8QB

2.7

Site 40249 map

Pasture

N/A

N/A

Greenfield

The proposed development is for residential development, which may include affordable dwellings with open space and landscaping. The site may also be suitable for self build/custom-build housing, either in part or full.

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional market & affordable housing for Heydon. The proposed development would include landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would also support the local schools, public house and village hall.

The site could accommodate up to 31 units. However the quantum of development at the site will be informed by the outcome of detailed site assessments, including the impact on the neighbouring properties and landscape, and taking into account the character of the surrounding area.

Yes (Please give details)

There is an existing agricultural access situated in the North Eastern Corner of the site.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is located in a Flood Zone Area 1. There are no Tree Preservations Orders on the site. The site abuts the Conservation Area.

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring buildings and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is available for development currently.

None

It is believed that the site will attract interest from developers/housebuilders. A similar site in the village has attracted developers/housebuilders.

No

N/A

2021

2022

1

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40250
Respondent: Endurance Estates

Land east of Gazelle Way and west of Teversham Road

120

Site 40250 map

Agricultural

N/A

Greenfield

Residential led mixed use development for approximately 1,200 dwellings, including local centre, 4ha care village and 5ha employment floorspace, as well as landscaping and open space. Land has also been identified to support a potential future railway station at Fulbourn.

Market and affordable housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing, Employment (B1) office, Employment (B1b) research and development

Schools and education, Public open space, Community facilities, Recreation and leisure, Healthcare, Retail

Through S106, the development could provide a number of benefits to the local community including enhanced and expanded local services and facilities, open space for recreation and housing specifically for older people - catering for an aging population. A development in this location would benefit from existing sustainable transport infrastructure as well as provide the potential for improvements to increase capacity and user reach. New residents would not be reliant on their cars to access jobs, shop or socialise either within the Site or within the City.

1,200 residential units. A Care Village of approximately 4ha Employment 5ha These figures are based on a comprehensive master planning exercise which has assessed the required quanta of open space, roads, drainage and other supporting infrastructure.

Yes (Please give details)

There are existing access points into the site from Gazelle Way and Teversham Road. These will need to be upgraded to support the proposed development. There is sufficient land within the adopted highway and owners control to provide these accesses.

No

There are no abnormal physical constraints that could constrain development. The Site is within the Green Belt and would require release prior to development taking place.

Yes (Please give details)

Heritage There is a Scheduled Ancient Monument on the southern boundary of the Site and another immediately north east of the Site, but outside of the boundary. These assets have been assessed and regard has been had for them and their setting within the Master Plan submitted. Flood Risk A review of the Governments Flood Risk Maps has identified the Site is within Flood Zone 1 and therefore at the lowest risk of flooding. There are small isolated elements of the site identified as being at a low risk of surface water flooding. Given the size of the site, these can be adequately accommodated as part of a comprehensive sustainable surface water drainage strategy and do not pose a constrain to development. Contamination Being cognisant of the current land use, there is no evidence at this stage to suggest any contamination is present on site that would constraint or preclude development taking place. Biodiversity There are no ecological designations within the Site. The Site is within the risk impact zone of nearby SSSIs - Cherry Hinton Pit, Wilbraham Fen, Great Wilbraham Common and Fulbourn Fen. Opportunities for enhancements across the site and net biodiversity gain have been built into the Master Plan from the outset.

The site does have access to key utilities. The precise nature of any reinforcement works required will be fully resolved through pre-development inquiries. Gas pipes and electricity pylons cross the site. These are identified in the submitted vision document with the Master Plan accommodating them and their constraints within the design proposed.

Next 5 years

The Site is Greenfield. There are no existing uses that would delay development starting. The Site is within the Green Belt and therefore requires release.

None

The site is extremely attractive given its proximity to Cambridge and ability to travel into/ around the City without a Car.

No

N/A

2025

2035

10

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40251
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land at Beach Road, Cottenham, Cambridgeshire, CB24 8RL

1.98

Site 40251 map

Agriculture

N/A

The site was the subject of an outline application for planning permission with all matters reserved except for access for the erection of up to 50 dwellings (use class c3) and associated works, including access, car and cycle parking, open space and landscaping under application reference S/0012/18/OL. This application was refused in April 2018 for two reasons: encroachment into the open landscape setting of the village; and insufficient information submitted to demonstrate that traffic generation from the development would not be detrimental to the capacity and functioning of the public highway. This refusal was appealed and considered by the Planning Inspectorate under reference APP/W0530/W/18/3203109. The appeal was dismissed in December 2018. Through the course of the appeal it was confirmed that the highways authority raised no objection to the development subject to a mitigation package.

Greenfield

Proposed development of up to 50 dwellings (use class c3) and associated works, including access, car and cycle parking, open space and landscaping

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional housing and affordable housing for Cottenham. It appears that there are limited infill opportunities within the Development Framework boundary and recent and committed developments in Cottenham are located outside of the Development Framework boundary. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would also support existing services and facilities within Cottenham including convenience stores, public houses, schools and bus services.

The site could accommodate approximately 50 dwellings which has been confirmed by a full technical design process which statutory consultees raised no objections too. The density of the proposed development is approximately 25 dwellings per hectare which takes account of the site's edge of village location.

No

Access to the site would be gained via Beach Road. A Transport statement prepared by JPP Consulting. This confirmed that the site is well serve and accessible to more sustainable modes of transport. The proposed development has good accessibility to education, health, employment, retail and leisure facilities. The proposed development would be accessed off Beach Road via a simple priority junction. The development would provide an independent pedestrian and cycle access off Long Drove. A new uncontrolled crossing would be provided across Long Drove. It is considered unlikely that the number of new vehicle trips generated from the proposed development will result in a significant adverse impact on the surrounding highway infrastructure. It was confirmed through the course of the subsequent appeal that the local highways authority had no objections to the proposals.

No

No

The site falls within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flooding. A Flood Risk Assessment was submission with application reference S/0012/18/OL. No objections were raised on flood risk or drainage grounds. An Ecological Appraisal prepared by Aspect Ecology which confirms that the site is dominated by intensively managed arable land which is of negligible ecological value. The Appraisal also includes a number of enhancements which would result in net biodiversity gains across the site. The site is not located within the setting of any listed building or scheduled ancient monuments, and is not within a designated conservation area. A Landscape and Visual Impact Assessment prepared by Aspect Landscape Planning. This concludes that in terms of the effect of the proposals upon the receiving landscape character, it is acknowledged that there will be a degree of harm as a result of the proposals in terms of the effect upon the character of the site, as a result of the change from an arable field to a residential development. However, the site is located within a relatively flat landscape comprising scattered tree clumps, poplar shelterbelts and occasional established hedgerows that merge together and give a sense of densely treed horizon in long distance views towards the site. As such, the perceived change will be highly localised. In terms of the effect of the proposals upon the receiving visual environment, it is considered that views of the proposals will be highly localised to the immediate setting of the Beach Road and Long Drove street scenes to the west and north of the site. Additional landscaping is to be introduced along the northern and eastern boundaries to enhance these and provide additional enclosure to the site. It was therefore considered that the site and receiving environment have the capacity to accommodate the proposals and that it would not result in significant harm to the landscape character or visual environment. As such, it is considered that the proposed development can be integrated in this location and is supportable from a landscape and visual perspective.

No

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring urban area and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner and developer and is available for development now with all necessary technical work to ensure that development is deliverable.

Site is under option by a developer

A developer is actively promoting the site for development confirming that it is attractive to the market.

No

N/A

2020

2021

1

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40252
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land West of High Street, Fowlmere, Cambs

2.6

Site 40252 map

Site not in active use currently. Previous uses have included agricultural (broiler houses remain on the site) and during World War II the site formed part of an airfield.

Site not in active use currently. Previous uses have included agricultural (broiler houses remain on the site) and during World War II the site formed part of an airfield.

The site has some associated planning history, however this is largely not relevant to this exercise.

The site has been previously developed (in association with an airfield use), however former buildings have now been removed. The site does not constitute previously developed land for planning purposes.

Residential development, up to about 50 dwellings and associated infrastructure and works

Market and affordable housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional housing and affordable housing for Fowlmere/the District. It appears that there are limited opportunities for infill development within the Development Framework boundary of the village because of existing planning constraints including, heritage assets, Conservation Area, flood risk and a number of Protected Village Amenity Areas. The adopted South Cambridgeshire Local Plan 2018 makes no allocations for residential development in Fowlmere. The proposed development would include open space and landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would support the existing services and facilities within Fowlmere and beyond.

The site comprises approximately 2.5ha of land. a density of development of 30 dwellings per hectare would yield circa 60 dwellings on a site of this size allowing for provision of open space and other infrastructure. Noting the fact that the sites lies on the edge of the settlement and adopting a lower density of development to reflect this position may be judged to be an appropriate design response and this might yield circa 50 units (which in turn would yield a gross development density of circa 20 dwellings per hectare). A detailed feasibility assessment of the site will need to be undertaken to determine the quantum of development and the potential layout.

No

There is an existing access to the site from the South that could be used to facilitate access into the site, however at this preliminary stage a right of access is not yet established in full. In the absence of this, it would be entirely possible to form a new dedicated access from High Street in order to serve the site. An assessment the access arrangements will need to be undertaken to demonstrate that a safe and suitable access can be created to serve the proposed development.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is not subject to any significant planning constraint, it lies outside of the Cambridge Green Belt, outside of the Fowlmere Conservation Area and falls entirely within flood zone 1. A listed Milestone lies adjacent to the highway near to the north east corner of the site, however development could be carried out to accommodate this structure and without adverse impact to its roadside setting. The site has previously been used for a mixture of purposes including agricultural use and as part of an airfield. A contamination assessment will be undertaken in order to demonstrate that the site is suitable for residential development. The site is located within Flood Zone 1 which means it has a low probability of flood risk. Any proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage. An ecological assessment of the site will need to be undertaken. Previous ecological appraisals undertaking in respect of planning application ref. S/1249/13/FL did not reveal surrounding land to be a significant ecological sensitivity. The proposed development will seek to retain any ecological features on site and include ecological enhancement measures. The site frontage comprises a small part of an 'Important Countryside Frontage' designation in the current development plan. Development of the site could provide additional planting to enhance this designation, but in any event the designation as a whole would not be significantly affected were the site to be developed as the vast majority of the designated frontage would remain unaffected. The appeal Inspector for S/1249/13/FL considered the Important Countryside Frontage designation at paragraphs 24 and 25 of the related appeal decision APP/W0530/A/14/2219702. He found as follows: "24. Another view the Council, the Parish Council and others referred to is from London Road/High Street the B1368. The proposals map from the adopted development plan indicates an “important countryside frontage” (ICF) on the west side of the road. Policy CH/7 states these are where “land with a strong countryside character penetrates or sweeps into the built up area providing a significant connection between the street-scene and the surrounding rural area”. 25. I examined this carefully but have a number of observations. The appeal site is not on or near the designated frontage at all, it is some distance to the north and tucked behind/alongside existing built frontage development when viewed from the road. The B1368 north of the road to the Butts Business Centre has a road-side wall with planting behind. Any distant views of the appeal site are screened by this roadside planting and additionally that along the north boundary of the road to the Butts Business Centre. South of that turning I agree that the ICF frontage is un-built and has a countryside character. However from both these viewpoints (north and south of the road to the Butts Business Centre) it is difficult to see what, if any, contribution to the ICF the appeal site makes, of itself. I find that a building on the appeal site would not result in any great change to the ICF or to any impression of the countryside sweeping into the built up area along this frontage. There would be little or no effect on the ICF."

The site is not crossed by key utilities. the Utilities survey submitted in support of planning application ref. S/1249/13/FL shows that within the highway adjacent to the east of the site are; a public foul sewer, potable water supply, Virgin Media Cable, UK Power low voltage cable, and British telecom lines (above ground).

Available now

The site is promoted by a willing landowner and promoter, and is deliverable for development.

Site is under option by a developer

It is anticipated that the site will be attractive to the market, because other sites in Fowlmere and elsewhere in villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders. There are railway stations nearby at Shepreth, Meldreth and Foxton with connections to Cambridge and London, which increase the market attractiveness of this location. It is further anticpated that the attractiveness of Fowlmere will increase if the selected route for East West Rail passes near to the village (which seems likely).

No

n/a

2023

2025

2

No

N/a

Yes

Form ID: 40253
Respondent: Pegasus Group
Agent: Pegasus Group

Land at Bennell Farm (west), West Street, Comberton

1.8

Site 40253 map

Agricultural Land

N/A

There is planning history relevant to the land to the south that is included in the promotional document. Prior to the 2018 Local Plan being adopted two outline planning applications were submitted and subsequently approved for the development of land within the then proposed allocation area for 90 dwellings. (Taken from Promotional Document, Section 2.6)

Greenfield

An indicative concept plan has been provided as part of the call for sites document submitted with these representations. This shows that the site can deliver a high quality, landscape-led scheme for new homes in a sustainable, well connected location.

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Custom or self build housing, Other forms of housing

Public open space

New homes in a sustainable location with good pedestrian, cycle and public transport connectivity with the village and nearby employment sites.

Between 40 to 50 dwellings based on a design led approach. See attached promotional document for more details.

Yes (Please give details)

See Promotional document

No

See Promotional document

Yes (Please give details)

See Promotional document

See Promotional document

Available now

The site is presently in an agricultural use and is available for development once any crops on the land have been harvested.

Site is under option by a developer

The land owner has been approached by other developers due to the popularity of Comberton as a location for new homes.

None

None

2022

2024

2

No

See promotional document

Yes

Form ID: 40254
Respondent: Brown & Co Barfords
Agent: Brown & Co Barfords

Land off Brockholt Road, Caxton

5.6

Site 40254 map

Agricultural

n/a

none

Greenfield

Residential

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Nothing chosen

The development will provide sensitively designed dwellings which will enhance the setting of the village along with providing much needed housing. This will also provide economic benefits through the construction jobs created and from owner/occupiers using local services and facilities.

150 dwellings which equates to 27 dwellings per hectare and is appropriate to the village location

Yes (Please give details)

There is access off Brockholt Road

No

No

No

Access to key facilities can be created

Available now

The land can be developed immediately

Don't know

There is a significant demand for a mix of housing within Caxton given it is well connected to surrounding towns and villages such as Cambourne, Cambridge and Northstowe

No

n/a

2020

2023

3

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40255
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

Land West of Chishill Road, Heydon, Cambridgeshire, SG8 8PN

6.7

Site 40255 map

Pasture and Agricultural

N/A

S/2013/88/O - Residential Development (0.6 hectare). Appeal Dismissed.

Greenfield

The proposed development is for residential development, which may include affordable dwellings with open space and landscaping. The site may also be suitable for self-build/ custom-build housing, either in part or full.

Market and affordable housing, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The proposed development would provide additional market & affordable housing for Heydon. The proposed development would include landscaping, which would also provide ecological benefits. The proposed development would also support the local schools, public house and village hall.

The site could accommodate up to 31 units. However the quantum of development at the site will be informed by the outcome of detailed site assessments, including the impact on the neighbouring properties and landscape, and taking into account the character of the surrounding area.

Yes (Please give details)

There is an existing agricultural access situated in the North Eastern Corner of the site.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site is located in a Flood Zone Area 1. There are no Tree Preservations Orders on the site. A number of neighbouring properties are Listed. The North Eastern corner of the site is located within the Conservation Area.

The proposed development will need to provide new utilities infrastructure, but there are services to the neighbouring buildings and so new connections will be possible.

Available now

The site is available for development currently.

None

It is believed that the site will attract interest from developers/housebuilders. A similar site in the village has attracted developers/housebuilders.

No

N/A

2021

2022

1

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40256
Respondent: Hill Residential Limited

Land on the north side of Pampisford Road, Great

2.66

Site 40256 map

Greenfield

Greenfield

N/A

Greenfield

Residential development

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Older persons housing, Residential care home, Custom or self build housing

Public open space

The site can approximately 40 new homes, 40% of which would be affordable. The development would provide on-site open space provision.

40 residential units has been assumed on the basis of Great Abington being a Group Village in accordance with Policy S/10 of the South Cambs 2018 adopted Local Plan. Policy H/8 provides a guide of an average net density of 30 dwellings per hectare in Minor Rural Centres. The proposed number of dwellings will ensure that the protected Tree Belt can remain unchanged by any development proposal. This estimate also takes into account the public footpath that runs through the site.

Yes (Please give details)

The site can be accessed off Pampisford Road.

No

Yes (Please give details)

The site has been identified to be within Flood Zone 1 meaning it is of 'low risk' of flooding. The majority of the site is greenfield. Some of the site has a strong tree boundary which has a Tree Preservation Order. This will be retained.

Water, sewerage, electricity and broadband are available in the local area.

Available now

Developer is already involved in promoting the property.

Enquiries received

The site lies in a village with excellent amenities and where demand is strong.

No

N/A

2024 or sooner dependent on Local Plan Adoption

2026 or sooner dependent on the Adoption of the Local Plan

2

No

N/A

Yes

Form ID: 40257
Respondent: Pegasus Group
Agent: Pegasus Group

Land at Bennell Farm (north), West Street, Comberton

1.5

Site 40257 map

Agricultural land

N/A

There is planning history relevant to the land to the south that is included in the promotional document.

Greenfield

An indicative concept plan has been provided as part of the call for sites document submitted with these representations. This shows that the site can deliver a high quality, landscape-led scheme for new homes in a sustainable, well connected location.

Market and affordable housing, Key worker housing, Custom or self build housing, Other forms of housing

Public open space

New homes in a sustainable location with good pedestrian, cycle and public transport connectivity with the village and nearby employment sites.

Between 30 to 40 dwellings based on a design led approach. See attached promotional document for more details.

Yes (Please give details)

The site benefits from having a newly upgraded vehicular access onto West Street. This access has been designed to accommodate the 90 approved dwellings and would have the capacity to take the traffic flows from this site and the land to the west of the access road. The vehicular access into the site would be from the south western corner and pedestrian and cycle connectivity would also be achieved through this point. Depending on the timing of the development there is the potential for some remodelling of the consented layout to deliver greater connectivity through the site to the southeast.

No

Yes (Please give details)

At this stage a comprehensive ecological assessment of the site has not been carried out. Though the consented development site has been surveyed extensively. Notwithstanding this, the fact that the site is within an existing agricultural use means that there are few habits that would be lost as a result of the development of the site. Moreover, through a well-designed scheme of ecological enhancement the ecological credentials of the site could easily be enhanced. The existing boundary hedges and the trees within them would all be retained other than at the point of access to the southwest. The habitats within these hedges would be enhanced by the soft landscaping of public open space and water attenuation areas within the site that would act as a buffer between them and the curtilages of residential properties. The site is not within or near the village Conservation Area and its development would not have any visual impact upon the setting of any of the heritage assets within the Conservation Area. There are no trees with Tree Preservation Orders on them within, or anywhere near the site.

There are no significant infrastructure works that would be necessary to enable the development. All potential mitigation measures can either be carried out within the confines of the site (water attenuation, etc.) or could be accommodated within the confines of the adopted public highways (footway improvements, etc.). In fact, the foul and surface water drainage schemes for the consented development have the potential to accommodate the flows from both the proposed allocation sites

Available now

The site is presently in an agricultural use and is available for development once any crops on the land have been harvested.

Site is under option by a developer

The land owner has been approached by other developers due to the popularity of Comberton as a location for new homes.

None

None

2022

2023

1

No

Yes

Form ID: 40258
Respondent: Carter Jonas
Agent: Carter Jonas

SIG Roofing site, Station Road, Harston, Cambridge

0.6

Site 40258 map

Builder's Merchant/Roofing Supplies Merchant

n/a

Site has history of commercial use Application covering the current use of the site appears to be C/0007/68/D which permits use of the land as a builders’ store Condition 2 of permission C/0007/68/D states: “This permission shall relate only to the use of the land for storage and office premises in connection with the business of roofing and scaffolding specialists in Classes II and X of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order, 1963.” In the 1963 Order, Class II is defined as “use as an office for any purpose”, and Class X is defined as “use as a wholesale warehouse or repository for any purpose.” It is assumed that this broadly correlates with B1a (office) and B8 (storage) use classes in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 Site therefore has planning permission for B1a and B8 use Both of these uses afford permitted change to residential use meaning that the use of much, if not all, of the site could be changed to residential use via prior approval Redevelopment would be preferable as it would be more sustainable and would provide greater benefits

Previously Developed Land

Residential development (up to 19 units) including affordable housing (C3), open space, landscaping and improvements to site access.

Market and affordable housing

Public open space

Removal of exisitng unsightly builidings and replacement with new built form of high quality design Carefully designed landscaping to enhance the site's green belt setting Provision of new market and affordable housing to meet local needs: - Harston is surrounded by the Green Belt and there are limited opportunities for infill development within the settlement boundary - as such new housing delivery is heavily constrained - a very limited amount new market and affordable housing will therefore have been provided in the village in recent years Reduction in heavy vehicle / commercial traffic Economic benefits associated with construction of development Economic benefits associated with additional spending within local community from 19 no. new households (which will support village services and facilities) Environmental benefits (ecological/biodiversity) would be provided by the new open space and landscaping

Please see attached feasibility layout and aerial view which illustrate how 19 dwellings could be provided at the site in a carefully designed, sensitive manner.

Yes (Please give details)

The site already benefits from an access from Station Road. The access serves the existing builder's merchants yard, offices and dwelling on the site and is used by all vehicle types, including HGVs. An initial access appraisal has therefore indicated that the access would be able to serve the 19 dwellings proposed without any adverse highways impacts.

No

Yes (Please give details)

Flood risk: site is located within Flood Zone 1 so is not at risk of flooding Drainage: proposed development would include an appropriate drainage strategy to manage surface water drainage Landscape: baseline LVIA indicates that the site could accommodate the proposed development without impacting on its greenbelt setting Ecology: preliminary assessment indicates no constraints to development and opportunities for enhancement Arboriculture: assessment indicates proposed development could be delivered without impacting existing trees Noise: proximity of railway line will mean noise attenuation measures are required but feasibility layout takes account of this and demonstrates that it is not a barrier to development Contamination: is risk given current and former use (railway goods yard) but type and extent, if any, are unlikely to impact on viability or deliverability Overall: no environmental constraints that can't be overcome

Site benefits from existing water, electricity, telecoms and sewerage connections Extra capacity/reinforcements may be required but are likely to be deliverable and viable should they be necessary A new gas connection may be required depending on energy approach/design for new dwellings - new connection likely to be deliverable and viable should it be necessary

Next 5 years

Site currently in use but relocation options being investigated by occupiers The site is promoted by an established promoter (Axis Land Partnerships) with the support of the landowner Promoter has the resources, expertise and capacity necessary to pursue a suitable planning permission upon allocation of the site The site is a brownfield site so is suitable for redevelopment despite its green belt location

Site is under option by a developer

High Site likely to be attractive to the market because other sites in Harston and other villages close to Cambridge have been subject to strong demand from developers and housebuilders Limited supply of suitable development sites such as this in Harston and surrounds drives demand Site's proximity to and relationship with/accessibility to and from Cambridge are also demand drivers

No

N/A

2023

2024

2

No

Risk of contamination but type and extent, and therefore clear up costs, are not considered likely to affect deliverability

Yes