5. Creating the Place - Section 5: Responsive and Sustainable

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Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167786

Received: 09/07/2019

Respondent: Mr Marc Zwierzanski

Representation:

5 - 5G NOISE, LIGHT & AIR QUALITY

Use of mass air source heat pumps is not acceptable due to the low pitch hum emitted by these units, especially during periods of cold weather. The sound carries at night especially and would be a source of noise pollution. A hotel premises would also likely contribute to increased background noise from air conditioning etc. Serious and careful consideration to the problems associated with these new technologies is a must! Add this noise, together with noise from vehicle access to the proposed industrial site is highly likely to cause undue distress to residents of near by local villages.

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Use of mass air source heat pumps is not acceptable due to the low pitch hum emitted by these units, especially during periods of cold weather. The sound carries at night especially and would be a source of noise pollution. A hotel premises would also likely contribute to increased background noise from air conditioning etc. Serious and careful consideration to the problems associated with these new technologies is a must! Add this noise, together with noise from vehicle access to the proposed industrial site is highly likely to cause undue distress to residents of near by local villages.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167982

Received: 03/07/2019

Respondent: Margaret Hobbs

Representation:

5B FLOOD RISK/RESILIENCE

Objector has serious concerns this development will cause flooding; objector's home and garage was flooded in 2013 and objector is concerned about a reoccurrence.


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Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167987

Received: 03/07/2019

Respondent: Margaret Hobbs

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT AND AIR QUALITY


Objector is concerned there will be increased noise from light industry, impacting the neighbourhood and personal wellbeing.

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Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167994

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

5A BIODIVERSITY AND HABITATS

The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principle 5A Biodiversity and Habitats, including the principle of achieving a measurable net gain in biodiversity..

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The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principle 5A Biodiversity and Habitats, including the principle of achieving a measurable net gain in biodiversity..

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167995

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

5B FLOOD RISK & RESILIENCE; 5C INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE; 5D SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principles 5B Flood Risk & Resilience; 5C Integrating Sustainable Drainage; and 5D Sustainable Buildings, including the commitments to integrating biodiversity into SUDS, inclusion of water efficiency measures and a step change in energy efficiency and renewable energy provision.

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The Wildlife Trust supports guiding principles 5B Flood Risk & Resilience; 5C Integrating Sustainable Drainage; and 5D Sustainable Buildings, including the commitments to integrating biodiversity into SUDS, inclusion of water efficiency measures and a step change in energy efficiency and renewable energy provision.

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 167996

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

FIX I PROTECTED BIODIVERSITY AREAS AND CORRIDORS

The Wildlife Trust supports Fix I - Protected Biodiversity Areas & Corridors.

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The Wildlife Trust supports Fix I - Protected Biodiversity Areas & Corridors.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168022

Received: 25/07/2019

Respondent: Mr Peter Ashton

Representation:

The development must have direct access to the A428 and it's own healthcare facilities.
Without these, the development will have unacceptable negative impact on the surrounding villages and its future residents.

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The development must have direct access to the A428 and it's own healthcare facilities.
Without these, the development will have unacceptable negative impact on the surrounding villages and its future residents.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168046

Received: 24/07/2019

Respondent: The National Trust

Representation:

5A BIODIVERSITY AND HABITATS
Whilst the commitment to net gain as a Guiding Principle is helpful, the SPD does not elaborate a specific measurable requirement as a Spatial Fix.

It would be helpful if the SPD set out further detail in terms of the delivery of new priority habitat as an integral component of green infrastructure provision, consistent with Government's commitment to mandating measurable biodiversity gain through the introduction of a 10% minimum planning policy requirement, and with Government's ambition for the Oxford to Cambridge Arc to 'demonstrate the ambitions of the government's 25 Year Environment Plan'. A key element of the Plan is to ensure that ambitions for growth are met whilst leaving the environment in a better state, and in March 2019 Government published a Joint Declaration in which local authorities affirmed their support for this approach. This Trust supports this approach.

A measurable approach to net gain would also be consistent with the objectives of the Cambridgeshire Green Infrastructure Strategy, and with the 'Developing with Nature Toolkit', launched earlier this year by the Natural Cambridgeshire Local Nature Partnership (LNP) as part of the LNP's broader net biodiversity gain initiative. The intention is to seek a minimum priority habitat contribution of 20% from all development in Cambridge and Peterborough above a minimum threshold. The Trust shares this broad ambition which reflects the scale of past habitat loss across the region, and in our view 20% would provide an appropriate target contribution for Bourn Airfield new village.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168055

Received: 26/07/2019

Respondent: Tracy Collins

Representation:

Be prepared for a very public fight over the line of trees in St Neots Road!!!
I have contacted Extinction Rebellion and am taking further legal and professional advice

WE WILL FIGHT TO PROTECT THESE TREES

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Be prepared for a very public fight over the line of trees in St Neots Road!!!
I have contacted Extinction Rebellion and am taking further legal and professional advice

WE WILL FIGHT TO PROTECT THESE TREES

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168056

Received: 27/07/2019

Respondent: Elizabeth Frost

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT & AIR QUALITY

Healthy air quality for Bourn is being created at the expense of Hardwick.

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Healthy air quality for Bourn is being created at the expense of Hardwick.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168095

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Alan Everitt

Representation:

5.5 RESPENSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE

Much has been made of Sustainability and Environmental Issues throughout the preparation of this draft SPD yet this cannot be claimed in this Development if it is negated by causing problems for Neighbouring villages. It's like tipping your rubbish over your neighbour's fence.

Destroying the mature greenery that protects St Neots Road Hardwick from 4 lanes of the A428 is hardly an example of delivering sustainable development.

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Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168114

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: DB Group (Holdings) LTD

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT AND AIR QUALITY

The bullet points fail to mention the need for the proposed development to take full account of the existing employment development, including DB Group's site.

An additional bullet point should therefore be added which reads as follows:

Planning applications should be accompanied by a Noise Impact Assessment and Air Quality Assessment, and the new village will be required to mitigate the impact of noise and air quality from existing employment uses by virtue of suitable design. For example, a buffer using acoustic screens if appropriate, building layout and orientation and suitably ventilated buildings.

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Creating Place; 5G, Noise, Light and Air Quality:

The draft SPD states: "The new village should provide a safe, comfortable and healthy environment for its residents and should minimise the impacts it has on landscape, ecology and residential amenity of the site and its surroundings. Development proposals will be expected to mitigate the impacts of noise, air quality, light and human disturbance on the environment."

The following bullet points fail to mention the need for the proposed development to take full account of the existing employment development, including DB Group's site. The operations and processes which take place on site include the following:
* Sand grading - filtering sand to provide different levels of fineness;
* Production of additives used in concrete mixes - blending of powders from silo storage;
* Warehousing - receipt and dispatch of goods either manufactured or purchased off site for resale.

These uses, in combination, amount to a B2 General Industrial use. The blending and grading process undertaken on site generates external noise, particularly in respect of the extraction system used to reduce material spillage and particles in the air. The site is also serviced by an average of 2 incoming and 3 outgoing HGV movements a day.

The proposed development will therefore need to ensure that it takes full account of DB Group's existing operations and will not hamper future expansion plans. This will require particular consideration being given to adequate distance separation from noise sources, site and building layout / orientation, provision of acoustic barriers as deemed necessary as a result of detailed assessments. This to include visual impact of more buildings, silos and vehicles even with the same activities.

This accords with the Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) which states:

"How can the risk of conflict between new development and existing businesses or facilities be addressed?

Development proposed in the vicinity of existing businesses, community facilities or other activities may need to put suitable mitigation measures in place to avoid those activities having a significant adverse effect on residents or users of the proposed scheme.

In these circumstances the applicant (or 'agent of change') will need to clearly identify the effects of existing businesses that may cause a nuisance (including noise, but also dust, odours, vibration and other sources of pollution) and the likelihood that they could have a significant adverse effect on new residents/users. In doing so, the agent of change will need to take into account not only the current activities that may cause a nuisance, but also those activities that businesses or other facilities are permitted to carry out, even if they are not occurring at the time of the application being made.

The agent of change will also need to define clearly the mitigation being proposed to address any potential significant adverse effects that are identified. Adopting this approach may not prevent all complaints from the new residents/users about noise or other effects, but can help to achieve a satisfactory living or working environment, and help to mitigate the risk of a statutory nuisance being found if the new development is used as designed (for example, keeping windows closed and using alternative ventilation systems when the noise or other effects are occurring)."

Paragraph: 009 Reference ID: 30-009-20190722
Revision date: 22 07 2019

An additional bullet point should therefore be added which reads as follows:

Planning applications should be accompanied by a Noise Impact Assessment and Air Quality Assessment, and the new village will be required to mitigate the impact of noise and air quality from existing employment uses by virtue of suitable design. For example, a buffer using acoustic screens if appropriate, building layout and orientation and suitably ventilated buildings.

Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168124

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Paul Beskeen

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT AND AIR QUALITY

The SPD states "External artificial lighting should be designed to minimise skyglow and be the minimum required to ensure public safety and for crime prevention and living, working and recreational purposes.". I think this should go further and state that all lighting should be of full cut-off design and set goals for maximum acceptable illumination levels. I would welcome the council working directly with the Commission for Dark Skies to ensure that the site lighting sets and meets sensible thought-out standards in this area:

https://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/

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The SPD states "External artificial lighting should be designed to minimise skyglow and be the minimum required to ensure public safety and for crime prevention and living, working and recreational purposes.". I think this should go further and state that all lighting should be of full cut-off design and set goals for maximum acceptable illumination levels. I would welcome the council working directly with the Commission for Dark Skies to ensure that the site lighting sets and meets sensible thought-out standards in this area:

https://www.britastro.org/dark-skies/

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168162

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

5A BIODIVERISTY AND HABITATS

As previously indicated, we support the detail provided in Section 5A Biodiversity which seeks to ensure the protection and enhancement of the natural environment through requirement of a programme of ecological survey and monitoring, restoration of key habitat and corridors and creation of new habitat. We welcome implementation of our suggested amendments to ensure mitigation of impacts to the most ecologically sensitive environments within and beyond the site boundary.

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Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168163

Received: 30/07/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

FIX I PROTECTED BIODIVERSITY AREAS AND CORRIDORS/5C INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE/4B ACCESS TO NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS

We note and welcome requirements relating to protected biodiversity areas and corridors (Page 69), delivering multi-functional SUDS (section 5C) and larger open spaces with naturalistic environments within 400m of everyone's home.

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Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168202

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Dr Tumi Hawkins

Representation:

FIX I PROTECTED BIODIVERSITY AREAS AND CORRIDORS

On page 4, this section states that 'the new village must ensure that existing biodiversity and habitats are retained where possible and that opportunities are taken to secure enhancements and/or form new habitats to achieve an overall net gain'

Recommendation

The Green Infrastructure element of this SPD is weak and should be strengthened.

The measures specified under this heading can be strengthened by referring to the Building With Nature standards and encouraging the development of the site on these 4 key principles.

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Object

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168219

Received: 26/07/2019

Respondent: Ms Elaine Miles

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT AND AIR QUALITY

Nursery, school and college are on or nearby main roads - this means added pollutants for young - in direct conflict with CCC signing UK100 clean energy pledge and protection of young.

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Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168252

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation:

5G NOISE, LIGHT AND AIR QUALITY

The Council will require that any noise and air quality mitigation required to deliver both schools along the A428 boundary is fully evaluated as part of the planning application. Mitigation in the form of landscaping and bunds cannot encroach on land reserved for education purposes.

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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

Support

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168260

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation:

5C INTEGRATING SUSTAINABLE DRAINAGE

We are supportive of the Sustainable Drainage methods that have been proposed and we encourage the applicant to engage with the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) throughout the design and submission stages

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

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168328

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

5D - SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS

Sets out a number of key design considerations including consideration of a Solar PV array on northern bank of proposed development, details of potential energy generation and carbon reduction benefits. Supports deployment of Solar PV along northern bank. Exact renewable energy generation and carbon reduction is subject to detailed design and carbon emissions factors at time of construction - recommend remove figures. Flexibility required to respond to future changes in technology which should be recognised with addition of bullet point:
* Given the construction programme, it is recognised that flexibility will be necessary with the carbon reduction strategy to respond to changes in technology and energy markets.

Section sets out a number of key sustainable design considerations, however given the long term nature of development it is considered these statements be re-worded as key design considerations rather than specific requirements as future detailed design of development may require alternative strategies as technology changes.

First paragraph states 'each developer should construct a sustainable show home in each development parcel location to demonstrate environmentally sustainable options' in accordance with the requirements of Local Plan Policy CC/3. Goes beyond Policy CC/3 in requiring each parcel to deliver a show home rather than development as a whole. It could be a single developer building many phases in which case a single show home would be sufficient. Text should be amended to be consistent with Local Plan.

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168329

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

5E - SITE WIDE ENERGY STRATEGY

First paragraph - while Countryside supports use of on-site renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions the wording of this section inconsistent with Policy CC/3 with regard to reduced emissions not onsite energy, across development as a whole. Recommend paragraph is reworded to; 'the new village aspires to be an exemplar and developers should explore, on a site-wide basis, opportunities to incorporate on-site renewable energy low carbon energy generation with a view to exceeding the baseline requirement for a 10% reduction in anticipated carbon emissions through the installation of an integrated system on homes and non-residential buildings or site wide solutions as set out in Policy CC/3'.

Paragraph 3 requires site wide energy solutions including CHP in high density parts of the site should be explored, and includes reference to 'high energy users' such as schools. Ongoing decarbonisation of electricity network. Predicted national grid electricity emissions factor will soon fall below gas. Building Regulations to include more accurate emissions factors, this will favour electricity based heating systems. Will remove carbon benefit of gas based CHP systems making them unfeasible.

Development of heat networks requires a critical mass of heat requirements. Low energy homes, beyond Building Regulations, reduces heat density. Occupational hours of schools mean these buildings are not generally considered in practice to be high energy users. With removal of gas fired CHP as a suitable technology, currently no proven large scale technologies that are commercially and technically viable replacements. Recommend text amended: 'Site-wide energy solutions and/ or the deployment of energy networks should be considered and implemented where feasible and viable.'

Comment

Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168330

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties (UK) Ltd

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation:

FIX I - PROTECTED BIODIVERSITY AREAS AND CORRIDORS

CP support these key elements of placemaking, which have been adopted in the landscape led illustrative masterplan and green and blue infrastructure strategies.