5. Creating the Place - Section 4: Healthy, Active and Resilient

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Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167965

Received: 21/07/2019

Respondent: Mr Mark Stewart

Representation:

4F ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD

Allotments must be easily accessible from the MDS.

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4F - Assuming that allotments are considered to be "garden areas", this section suggests that that larger allotment areas _must_ be sited "outside the MDS" - which is unnecessarily restrictive and not obviously desirable. Given how prescriptive the SPD is on similar matters (e.g. location of sports facilities in Fix H), further guidance is needed. If specific locations are not to be proposed in the SPD, as a minimum it should provide some guidance as follows:

-- Allotments/etc. must be located "on-site" (Policy SC/7 allows for other locations).
-- Allotments and similar community gardens must be located so that they're in easy walking distance (400m/800m guideline).
-- Allotments must be easily accessible by vehicle from the MDS and provide (limited?) parking facilities - recognising that there are times where users need to move heavy items in/out of the allotment.
-- Allotments require facilities, e.g. mains water.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167992

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

FIX G RECREATIONAL WALKING CYCLING AND HORSE RIDING ROUTES

The Wildlife Trust generally supports Fix G Recreational walking, cycling and horse-riding routes. However, we note that there appears to be a lack of circular routes connecting back into Bourn Airfield from Caldecote-Highfields to the east or Bourn to the south. Provision of missing links, e.g. from the public right of way north of Hardwick Wood SSSI back towards the north of Caldecote-Highfields and then into the north-east corner of Bourn Airfield will be important, otherwise there may be unintended damaging consequences of promoting access, such as an increase in visitor numbers to Hardwick Wood SSSI beyond its carrying capacity.

Full text:

The Wildlife Trust generally supports Fix G Recreational walking, cycling and horse-riding notes. However, we note that there appears to be a lack of circular routes connecting back into Bourn Airfield from Caldecote-Highfields to the east or Bourn to the south. Provision of missing links, e.g. from the public right of way north of Hardwick Wood SSSI back towards the north of Caldecote-Highfields and then into the north-east corner of Bourn Airfield will be important, otherwise there may be unintended damaging consequences of promoting access, such as an increase in visitor numbers to Hardwick Wood SSSI beyond it's carrying capacity.

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167993

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

4B ACCESS TO NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principle 4B Access to Natural Environments.

Full text:

The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principle 4B Access to Natural Environments.

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168003

Received: 25/07/2019

Respondent: Mrs Janet Mancuso

Representation:

5 - 4A RECREATIONAL WALKING, CYCLING AND RIDING

Responder supports network of green spaces and routes throughout the development for informal recreation, and would like to see development of open green spaces carried out initially. Proposed bridleways will be an asset to the immediate and wider equine community, once joined up with existing bridleways, and together with cycling and walkways will make the development attractive to prospective residents; green spaces to relax and exercise in will create clear minds, healthy bodies and improve well-being and will avoid the need to travel to find informal recreation areas.

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Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168010

Received: 17/07/2019

Respondent: Shelford and District Bridleways Group

Representation:

Concern with the wording of the SPD and the exclusion of horse riders this creates

Full text:

4B Access to natural environments
We support the references to bridleway creation in woodland settings set out in this
section although it appears to conflict with comments referred to in other sections.

Fix G Recreational walking, cycling and horse riding routes
We appreciate the creation and inclusion of equestrian routes in this section but do no understand the need for separate walking and cycling routes where there is a bridleway which is available to all users?

Fig. 47 | Recreational walking, cycling and horse riding
We support this proposed scheme although as previously stated, we would like to see the inclusion of a circular Restrict Byway open to carriage drivers. Whilst we appreciate that this might be of concern, it would be a bold and progressive step in much the same way that the hugely popular Cambourne peripheral bridleway was when it was first constructed.

6 Cohesive, well‐planned and well‐governed
Somewhere in the SPD there should be defined the responsibility and accountability for the maintenance of PROW's and a requirement for them to be maintained to be accessible all
year around.

5. Infrastructure Delivery Plan
Non Motorised User Infrastructure Fig 55
1 Improved walking and cycling network
Refers to riding in the text so horse riding should be included in the first column.
2 Cycleway Improvement
What provision is being made for equestrians on this route?
3 Rights of Way Network
Does not include access for carriage drivers.

6.5 DEVELOPMENT PHASING AND INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY
No reference to the delivery of rights of way network other than cycle and pedestrian routes.

APPENDIX 1: BOURN AIRFIELD LOCAL PLAN POLICY 94 BOURN AIRFIELD NEW VILLAGE | A SPATIAL
FRAMEWORK & INFRASTRUCTURE DELIVERY PLAN | CONSULTATION DRAFT
Policy SS/7: New Village at Bourn Airfield
No reference to the Rights of Way network.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168015

Received: 25/07/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Ashton

Representation:

The existing healthcare facilities in Bourn and Cambourne cannot accommodate the increased demand. this will be detrimental for both new residents and existing patients.

Full text:

The existing healthcare facilities in Bourn and Cambourne cannot accommodate the increased demand. This will be detrimental for both new residents and existing patients.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168063

Received: 28/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Representation:

4C DESIGNING FOR CHILDREN

Principle 4C: we add that safe routes for children should ensure that all schools, parks and the village centre should be reachable on foot or cycle using off-street paths or quiet streets. In general, we oppose 'level carriageways' and 'shared surfaces', unless motor traffic levels are reduced to a bare minimum.

Full text:

The following comments are in regard to Principle 4C.

We add the following statement: 'In order to foster safe routes for children, all of the schools, parks and the village centre should be designed in such a way that they can be reached using off-street or quiet-street-only walking and cycling routes suitable for children from every dwelling.'

In general, we oppose the design features known as 'level carriageways' and 'shared surfaces' because they are not appropriate for any streets with significant motor traffic. These features may only be used in areas where motor traffic levels have been reduced to insignificant levels using measures such as filtered permeability and elimination of all motor traffic through-routes.


The following comments are in regard to Fix G.

Without further details we must oppose the terms 'appropriate barriers' and 'soft surfaces': they must be removed from the list. The only appropriate access controls are bollards, at least 80cm tall, spaced at 1.5m intervals on straight sections of path with suitable forewarning and lighting. Any other type of barrier is likely to be exclusionary to people with disabilities, riding cargo bikes or pulling trailers. Routes that are intended to form part of the normal, utility cycling network cannot have soft surfaces. The cycling segment of the route must have sealed surfaces that are suitable for all weather conditions, at all times of year and all times of day. This does not rule out the provision of a soft surface parallel to but separate from the strategic cycle route.

We add the following statement: 'Routes must be fully accessible to people with disabilities who are using mobility aids such as mobility scooters, adapted cycles and wheelchairs.'

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168128

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

4D OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPORTS PROVISION

1) Support requirement for s106 contribution towards indoor provision in Cambourne. Especially with regard to contributing towards the enhancement of the leisure centre, including provision of swimming pool and other expansion proposed.
2) Support limited public access to indoor facilities at school, to help to take pressure off Cambourne facility.
3) Informal recreation and physical activity - welcome promotion of Sport England's 'Active Design' guidance within SPD.
4) Formal pitch provision - could be mixed approach to on-/off-site provision and contributions.
5) All new facilities must meet Sport England's technical guidance.

Full text:

Sport England previously made comments on the submitted outline planning application, and many of the comments made in that response are relevant to this SPD. I therefore enclose a copy of that response for your information.

With regard to outdoor sport, there is proposed to be 15.68 hectares of provision, concentrated in two hubs for outdoor sport. These areas will need to served by ancillary facilities such as changing rooms and car parking, as otherwise users of the facility will park in adjoining residential areas.

With regard to indoor sport, there is no proposed community provision, but the additional population will add to the demand on Cambourne Leisure Centre which is already full at peak times. There is the potential for the sports hall at the proposed secondary school to meet some of this demand, or there is the potential for s106 funding to be secured to improving the provision at Cambourne.

The population of the proposed new development is estimated to be 9,800 (3500 x 2.8 persons per household) . This additional population will generate additional demand for sports facilities. If this demand is not adequately met then it may place additional pressure on existing sports facilities in the catchment area, thereby creating deficiencies in facility provision. In accordance with the NPPF, Sport England seeks to ensure that the development meets any new sports facility needs arising as a result of the development.

With regard to sports facility provision, you may be aware that Sport England's Sports Facilities Calculator (SFC) can help to provide an indication of the likely demand that will be generated by a development for certain facility types. The SFC indicates that a population of 9,800 (3500 x 2.8 persons) in this local authority area will generate a demand for the following facilities:

FACILITY DEMAND COST
Sports Halls 2.73 courts, or 0.68 sports hall £1.644m
Swimming Pools 103.27m2, or 0.49 swimming pool £1.788m
Artificial Pitches 0.27 pitch £264k (3G)/£238k (sand)

This demand does not equate to justifying new on-site provision, but it will create significant demand that will be displaced to other facilities within the catchment area. With regard to sports halls and artificial pitches, there could be scope for including facilities provided on the school site (or potentially the sports hub site for an artificial pitch), subject to community access being secured during out of school hours, via a community use agreement.

With regard to swimming demand, which equates to almost half a standard 25m pool, this is likely to be displaced to other facilities within the catchment area, such as Impington Leisure Centre, Parkside Pools, and One Leisure St Neots. Data from Sport England's Facilities Planning Model indicates that all these pools are operating at 100% capacity during the peak period, therefore there is no spare capacity to absorb significant additional demand. The supply of swimming pools in South Cambridgeshire equates to only 3m2 per 1000 residents, well below the national average of 12m2 per 1000 residents. 78% of satisfied demand from residents of South Cambs is exported to pools outside the district (primarily facilities in Cambridge). The significant demand for swimming from new development in South Cambridgeshire cannot be met through existing facilities, therefore Sport England raises concerns with regards to the lack of provision for swimming as part of this scheme, either through on site or a contribution towards off-site provision.

There is a long term proposal to provide a swimming pool as part of the Cambourne development, and the application at Bourn Airfield would be within the catchment area of any new pool at Cambourne. It is therefore considered that a financial contribution should be secured via a s106 planning obligation, towards the provision of a new pool at Cambourne, which would directly serve the demand generated by residents of the Bourn Airfield proposals. The use of the Sports Facilities Calculator can be used above to calculate the pro-rata cost of meeting this demand for swimming (approx. £1.788m).

Sport England would recommend the following revisions to the SPD:

1) We support the requirement for a s106 contribution towards indoor provision in Cambourne. Especially with regard to contributing towards the enhancement of the leisure centre, including the provision of the swimming pool and other expansion proposed.
2) We would also support limited public access to the indoor facilities at the proposed school, as this could help to take some of the pressure off the Cambourne facility.
3) With regard to informal recreation and physical activity, we would welcome the promotion of Sport England's 'Active Design' guidance within the SPD, which seeks to encourage master planning that promotes physical activity. Further information can be found here; https://www.sportengland.org/facilities-and-planning/active-design/
4) With regard to formal pitch provision, there could be a mixed approach to on-site provision and contributions to existing off-site provision, for example, rugby facilities in Cambourne
5) All new facilities must meet Sport England's technical guidance, which can be accessed here; https://www.sportengland.org/facilities-and-planning/design-and-cost-guidance/

I hope these comments can be taken into account when the document is revised. We would be happy to contribute further to the development of the SPD.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168147

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Cambourne Town Council

Representation:

5 4D OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPORTS PROVISION

Careful thought should be given to the shared and dual use of sports facilities especially pitches as the use during weekdays by the school and then weekends by clubs could lead to over use and leave them unplayable it would also cause an additional burden on the budget of school as the sports facilities would need more intensive maintenance during and at the end of season which the income would not cover. The schools would also need additional staff to monitor use and booking of the pitches. A new school would have difficulty funding this due to the issues with lag funding for a growing school role.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168148

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Cambourne Town Council

Representation:

4E TACKLING SOCIAL ISOLATION

Easily accessible sports pitches enables the growth of sports teams that support forming an identity and also bring people together reducing isolation. Provision of outdoor bowls extends the age range that gets together. There is a greater need for formal pitches than informal due to the number of teams that will be generated by the new development.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168201

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Dr Tumi Hawkins

Representation:

FIX H PROVISION FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS

The draft SPD currently places a small scale area of fields 4) on the eastern edge.

With grass pitches for informal recreation. That is unsuitable in this location.

Recommendation:
The recreation space should be moved away from the Eastern Boundary as It would cause noise nuisance and light pollution to Highfields Caldecote.

Attachments:

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168223

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Barton & District Bridleways Group

Representation:

FIX G RECREATIONAL WALKING, CYCLING AND HORSE RIDING ROUTES

Reasons to include equestrians:
- 2017 equestrian industry contributed £4.3bn to economy. Second largest rural employer.
- Relies on network of safe, off road access to countryside.
- With good design, costs no more.
- Safely and happily share paths less than 3m wide.
- No report of injury to third party by horse.
- Bridleway network is inadequate, fragmented and needs improvement. Shared pedestrian / cycle path fragments.
- Majority of cyclists are male / horse riders are female.
- Mental and physical health benefits. Older women participate.
- Vulnerable road user.

Equestrian accident statistics
UK November 2010 to March 2019 road incidents involving horses:
43 humans died. 315 horses died. 3,757 incidents reported - only 10% of the actual.
East of England one of highest accident rate.

Access provided in SPD helps link fragmented network and enables equestrian route from Cambourne to Coton. Support inclusion of equestrians in plans for any new/improved access. Request perimeter track be considered a Restricted Byway, suitable for carriage drivers.

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Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168226

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Barton & District Bridleways Group

Representation:

4 Healthy, Active and Resilient

4B ACCESS TO NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

We also support the references to bridleway creation in woodland settings set out in this section although it appears to conflict with comments referred to in other sections.

Attachments:

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168227

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Barton & District Bridleways Group

Representation:

FIX G RECREATIONAL WALKING, CYCLING AND HORSE RIDING ROUTES

We appreciate the creation and inclusion of equestrian routes in this section but do not understand the need for separate walking and cycling routes where there is a bridleway which is available to all users?

Figure 47| Recreational walking, cycling and horse riding
We support this proposed scheme although as previously stated, we would like to see the inclusion of a circular Restrict Byway open to carriage drivers. Whilst we appreciate that this might be of concern, it would be a bold and progressive step in much the same way that the hugely popular Cambourne peripheral bridleway was when it was first constructed.

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Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168268

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation:

4F ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD

The SPD should show clear intentions regarding the approach to controlling fast food outlets.

Full text:

The attached note sets out the County Council officer comments on the Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document in response to a consultation by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Whilst local County Members have been made aware of the consultation, this response does not include their comments or considerations or those of the Economy and Environment Committee which will endorse this response at its meeting on 19th September.

This response includes the comments of the following Council services and functions:
- Transport Assessment
- Education
- County Planning Minerals and Waste
- Historic Environment
- Local Lead Flood Authority
- Public Health

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168306

Received: 28/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridge Cycling Campaign

Representation:

FIX G RECREATIONAL WALKING, CYCLING AND HORSE RIDING ROUTES

Fix G: we oppose 'appropriate barriers' and 'soft surfaces' because they are discriminatory against people using adapted cycles. The only access controls we support are well-spaced bollards. Normal, utility cycle routes cannot have soft surfaces because they are not all-weather, all-year round surfaces. All routes must be fully accessible.

Full text:

The following comments are in regard to Principle 4C.

We add the following statement: 'In order to foster safe routes for children, all of the schools, parks and the village centre should be designed in such a way that they can be reached using off-street or quiet-street-only walking and cycling routes suitable for children from every dwelling.'

In general, we oppose the design features known as 'level carriageways' and 'shared surfaces' because they are not appropriate for any streets with significant motor traffic. These features may only be used in areas where motor traffic levels have been reduced to insignificant levels using measures such as filtered permeability and elimination of all motor traffic through-routes.


The following comments are in regard to Fix G.

Without further details we must oppose the terms 'appropriate barriers' and 'soft surfaces': they must be removed from the list. The only appropriate access controls are bollards, at least 80cm tall, spaced at 1.5m intervals on straight sections of path with suitable forewarning and lighting. Any other type of barrier is likely to be exclusionary to people with disabilities, riding cargo bikes or pulling trailers. Routes that are intended to form part of the normal, utility cycling network cannot have soft surfaces. The cycling segment of the route must have sealed surfaces that are suitable for all weather conditions, at all times of year and all times of day. This does not rule out the provision of a soft surface parallel to but separate from the strategic cycle route.

We add the following statement: 'Routes must be fully accessible to people with disabilities who are using mobility aids such as mobility scooters, adapted cycles and wheelchairs.'

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168324

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

4D OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPORTS PROVISION

Final bullet should be more positively encouraging of shared use, because by clustering outdoor sports pitches it allows for economies of scale and more efficient use of land, better quality facilities in terms of size of pavilion, changing and other related facilities and efficiencies in terms of maintenance. It may allow efficiencies to reduce total space needed. Final sentence on demonstrating agreement is overly prescriptive, particularly given approach has already been agreed elsewhere in District. CP set out its outdoor sports proposals on basis that Education Authority were supportive of principle at pre- application stage. Discussions ongoing. If dual use is not agreed there is a significant loss of development land, which raises density of development or reduces overall capacity.

CP recognise benefits of locating sports pitches adjacent to eastern boundary. Provide multiple benefits - additional buffer between communities, access to sports pitches being more evenly spread throughout, and increased open space in important ecological corridor. Proposed amendments, including potential for hatched areas to provide certainty in both eventualities, are set out in full in design appendix.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168325

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

4F ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD

With regard to 4F Access for healthy food, it is considered that the language should be
softened. The first part states '.... the village should:

Ensure provision of a range of shops selling fresh fruit and vegetables within the village'.

This is very inflexible, and largely outside the control of the developer, and as such the bullet
should be revised to:

'Should provide opportunities for a range .....'

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168326

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

FIX G - RECREATIONAL WALKING, CYCLING AND HORSE RIDING ROUTES

These principles have been taken into account and enhanced in the revised proposals shown in the attached document.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168327

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

FIX H - PROVISION FOR OUTDOOR SPORTS

Fix H states approximately 15.5 ha of outdoor sports facilities should be provided and broadly at locations shown on Framework Plan. It also states that opportunities for shared use of school sports facilities could be considered subject to discussion with future providers (page 62). Subsequently, (page 86) outlines the implications for the land budget if shared use is agreed.

Whilst wording provides flexibility and allows for dual use should a delivery partner be accepted, CP concerned Fix H could be cited by objectors as a reason not to reduce overall playing field land area of 15.5 ha and/or to allow for additional residential development on the two areas shown mid east and mid west for 'outdoor sports facilities' on the Spatial Framework.

Suggested the two outdoor sports sites, should be shown in a different colour or hatched to denote that they are an either/or depending on dual use agreement with County Education. Such an approach would provide greater certainty for all parties. Please also refer to document appended.