Cottenham - Designating a neighbourhood area

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Comment

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165091

Received: 02/10/2015

Respondent: Mr Simon Edwards

Agent: Mr Simon Edwards

Representation:

Under the heading of Education, the application states that :-

"Cottenham provides a spectrum of educational opportunities for local children up to the age of 16 with 6th form provision mostly in Cambridge".

It should be noted that Cottenham Village College has it's own Sixth Form College, and this has not been acknowledged in the application.

Details can be found here :-
http://cvcweb.net/sixth-form/

Full text:

Under the heading of Education, the application states that :-

"Cottenham provides a spectrum of educational opportunities for local children up to the age of 16 with 6th form provision mostly in Cambridge".

It should be noted that Cottenham Village College has it's own Sixth Form College, and this has not been acknowledged in the application.

Details can be found here :-
http://cvcweb.net/sixth-form/

Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165094

Received: 08/10/2015

Respondent: Ms Christine Ward

Representation:

I wish to support the application of Cottenham Parish Council for a Neighbourhood Plan. We are currently subject to several planning applications for large developments and more are in the pipeline. This is the best way for Cottenham to have some control over how it develops in future years.

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I wish to support the application of Cottenham Parish Council for a Neighbourhood Plan. We are currently subject to several planning applications for large developments and more are in the pipeline. This is the best way for Cottenham to have some control over how it develops in future years.

Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165096

Received: 07/10/2015

Respondent: The Woodland Trust

Representation:

Thanks for consulting the Woodland Trust on plans to produce 3 new neighbourhood plans in South Cambridgeshire.

The Woodland Trust is very supportive of concept of neighbourhood planning as an important mechanism for embedding trees into local communities and protecting ancient woodland, as such we are very keen to see these plans progress. We would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the Woodland Trust's neighbourhood planning microsite: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/campaigning/neighbourhood-planning/ this site sets out how woods and trees can help communities meet the aims of their plans.

Full text:

Many thanks for consulting the Woodland Trust on plans to produce 3 new neighbourhood plans in South Cambridgeshire.

The Woodland Trust is very supportive of the concept of neighbourhood planning as an important mechanism for embedding trees into local communities and protecting ancient woodland, as such we are very keen to see these plans progress. We would like to take this opportunity to draw your attention to the Woodland Trust's neighbourhood planning microsite: https://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/campaigning/neighbourhood-planning/ this site sets out how woods and trees can help communities meet the aims of their plans.

You may also be interested in our free community tree packs: http://www.woodlandtrust.org.uk/plant-trees/in-your-community/

Comment

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165100

Received: 09/10/2015

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

Natural England statutory consultee in neighbourhood planning. Offer general advice in preparing a plan with related web links.

With Environment Agency, English Heritage and Forestry Commission has published joint advice on neighbourhood planning - sets out sources of environmental information and ideas on incorporating environment into plans. https://www.gov.uk/consulting-on-neighbourhood-plans-and-development-orders

Also advice on protected landscapes, National Character Areas, protected species, local wildlife sites, soil types, opportunities for enhancing natural environment.

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Comment

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165103

Received: 07/10/2015

Respondent: Anglian Water Services Ltd

Representation:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the three neighbourhood designation areas.

We have no concerns to raise or comments to make at this stage. However if the Neighbourhood Plans progress we would be pleased to make comments on the draft documents.

Full text:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the three neighbourhood designation areas.

We have no concerns to raise or comments to make at this stage. However if the Neighbourhood Plans progress we would be pleased to make comments on the draft documents.

Comment

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165108

Received: 14/10/2015

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

The Agency offers the following preliminary response.

I attach for your information a basic constraints map for the proposal area and our generic planning guidance document. You will be aware that the Agency's mapping is dynamic and should be interrogated regularly during the designation process and before any decision on specific areas or sites are made.

Full text:

Thank you for your correspondence of 02 October 2015 advising the Agency of the above proposal. The Agency offers the following preliminary response.
I attach for your information a basic constraints map for the proposal area and our generic planning guidance document. You will be aware that the Agency's mapping is dynamic and should be interrogated regularly during the designation process and before any decision on specific areas or sites are made.

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Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165109

Received: 14/10/2015

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

No objections. Offer of initial advice. Neighbourhood area includes number of designated heritage assets- 3 Scheduled Monuments; A length of Car Dyke between Green End and Top Moor, the Romano-British Settlement on Bullocks Haste Common and the Cottenham Moated Site and The Cottenham Conservation Area plus 65 Grade II listed buildings and the Grade I listed church of All Saints. Plan can consider local strategy to safeguard historic assets. Suggest contacting conservation officer at South Cambs for advice And Historic Environment Records at Cambridgeshire County Council - Plan can consider local heritage and non designated heritage sites. On line guidance at http://www.historicengland.org.uk/advice/planning/plan-making/improve-yourneighbourhood/

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Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165110

Received: 02/10/2015

Respondent: Mr David Bradley

Representation:

Cottenham "area" looks good to me.

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Cottenham "area" looks good to me.

Comment

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165113

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Representation:

No specific comments to make on the application. Taking opportunity to highlight key requirements which neighbourhood plan should have regard.

Offering assistance to Cottenham in preparing their plan.

Sets out national guidance and legislation relevant to neighbourhood planning. Plan must align with strategic policies in Local Plan. Examination of emerging Local Plan in South Cambridgeshire has been suspended whilst further work is carried out. Further consultation and modifications likely. Suggest Cottenham Plan preparation is delayed until all Local Plan is adopted as strategic policies may change.

Neighbourhood Plan cannot introduce policies that would prevent development - need to plan positively. Policies to be supported with evidence base. May need Strategic Environmental Assessment if plan proposals significant - consider at early stage.

Current planning application submitted by Gladman in Cottenham. Site off Rampton Rd has potential as housing allocation to meet housing need in village. Benefits of site outlined.

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Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165115

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Ms Joy Dingley

Representation:

Applaud Parish Councillors for work they have put into this plan.

Concur with their views on opportunities and possible risks for village in future.

Wish to stress how lack of public transport and off road parking in village make life extremely difficult for pedestrians and cyclists. On street parking not only problem - on-pavement parking also problem in narrowest roads in village; particularly along Lambs Lane which is only pedestrian access to the school.

Unless infrastructure and services provided in village are improved (doctor's surgeries are wonderful but extremely busy, primary school is largest in county, library is only part time, roads are crowded and bike lanes non existent) then life for existing residents will be blighted if further large developments are allowed

Full text:

Firstly I would like to applaud our Parish Councillors for the work they have put into this plan.

I would also concur with their views on the opportunities and possible risks for the village in the future.

My only wish is to stress how the lack of public transport and off road parking in the village make life extremely difficult for pedestrians and cyclists. On street parking is not the only problem, on pavement parking is also a feature in some of the narrowest roads in the village; particularly alarming along Lambs Lane which is the only pedestrian access to the school.

Unless the infrastructure and services provided in the village are improved (the doctor's surgeries are wonderful but extremely busy, the primary school is the largest in the county, the library is only part time, the roads are crowded and the bike lanes non existent) then life for the existing residents will be blighted if further large developments are allowed.

Support

Cottenham - Designation of a neighbourhood area - October 2015

Representation ID: 165116

Received: 30/10/2015

Respondent: Mr Steve Dingley

Representation:

I have looked at the neighbourhood plan for Cottenham (of which I am a resident) and I am wholly in agreement with the initiative that would enable residents like me to be involved in the future development of the village. I believe that any future Developments for Cottenham should be considered and weighed against the proposed neighbourhood plan, and take account of residents wishes and the vision for the village. I believe that ad-hoc development schemes without any reference to the neighbourhood plan could be disastrous for the village and harm the community spirit and goodwill that I have seen in the last 18 months since moving here.

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I have looked at the neighbourhood plan for Cottenham (of which I am a resident) and I am wholly in agreement with the initiative that would enable residents like me to be involved in the future development of the village. I believe that any future Developments for Cottenham should be considered and weighed against the proposed neighbourhood plan, and take account of residents wishes and the vision for the village. I believe that ad-hoc development schemes without any reference to the neighbourhood plan could be disastrous for the village and harm the community spirit and goodwill that I have seen in the last 18 months since moving here.