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Comment

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167640

Received: 18/03/2019

Respondent: National Grid

Agent: National Grid

Representation:

An assessment has been carried out with respect to National Grid's electricity and gas transmission apparatus which includes high voltage electricity assets and high-pressure gas pipelines.

National Grid has identified that it has no record of such apparatus within the Neighbourhood Plan area.

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Support

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167643

Received: 13/02/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Representation:

Outlines the importance of designing out crime from new developments thus promoting community safety and reducing vulnerability to crime.

Happy to consult with developers to ensure that all plans for future development in Cottenham enhance the principles of Secured by Design fully and we are especially happy to work with them to encourage applications for Secured by Design accreditation in all new developments

Full text:

This office submitted comments last year to Cottenham Parish Council during their consultation period, under the reference 412/18 - I have today reviewed them and wish them to be carried forward as our feedback on the current consultation. I have replicated them below

Our Ref: Cambs CPDT 412/18

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - comments

I am one of two Designing out Crime Officers, employed with Cambridgeshire Police. Our job involves working with architects, developers and the planning departments across Cambridgeshire using our expertise to 'design out crime' thus promoting community safety and reducing vulnerability to crime. I have read the proposed Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan and am happy to support its content. I would wish the following comment from our office to be recorded please:

Changes to English Planning and Building Control Regulations have underlined the importance of the Police advice delivered in the form of the Secured by Design (SBD) initiative. We seek to reinforce the need and importance of a safe and secure external environment. SBD incorporates the latest security standards, developed to address emerging criminal methods of attack, and includes references to both building regulations and other statutory requirements across the UK. The guidance also serves the legacy needs of the outgoing Code for Sustainable Homes. Based on sound research findings proves that SBD delivers a significant reduction in crime and cost efficiency savings for a wide range of stakeholders, including local authorities, housing associations, landlords, residents and the Police service.

Under the National Planning Practice Guidance the government has reiterated that designing out crime and designing in community safety should be central to the planning and delivery of new development. Local authorities are duty bound to adhere to Section 17 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 and exercise their functions with due regard to their likely effect on crime and disorder. The prevention of crime and the enhancement of community safety are matters that a local authority should consider when exercising its planning functions under the Town and Country Planning legislation.

This office is happy to consult with developers to ensure that all plans for future development in Cottenham enhance the principles of Secured by Design fully and we are especially happy to work with them to encourage applications for Secured by Design accreditation in all new developments

Comment

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167644

Received: 11/02/2019

Respondent: Essex County Council

Representation:

Thank you for notifying Essex County Council of this consultation.

ECC makes no comments.

Full text:

Thank you for notifying Essex County Council of this consultation.

ECC makes no comments.

Support

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167652

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Campaign to Protect Rural England Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Representation:

CPRE support Cottenham Parish Council's draft Neighbourhood Plan. Once made and considered alongside South Cambridgeshire's adopted Local Plan it will give the community an improved legal framework with which to enhance, protect and support parishioners, local business, the environment and biodiversity within the Designated Area of the Plan.

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Comment

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167653

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Hertfordshire County Council

Representation:

No comments to make on the neighbourhood plan.

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Comment

Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167669

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation:

General overarching comments on whole Neighbourhood Plan as follows:

Important to have clear and unambiguous policies that decision maker can apply consistently and with confidence when determining planning applications.

Need for Proposals Map for a complex plan like Cottenham Plan. Concerns about many of the figures used in the Plan.

Supporting text and justification for policies lacking.

Concern about how Village Design Statement SPD has been incorporated into the Plan.

AECOM's assessment work suggested need for further work and clear evidence to support why sites within the Plan.

Suggest amending policy and paragraph numbering.

Concerns about criteria based policies and car parking requirements.