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Support

The New Museums Site Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Representation ID: 30692

Received: 01/09/2015

Respondent: Dr. Roger Albin

Representation:

As a scientist with a strong interest in history of science, I urge you to preserve as much of Maxwell's pioneering design as possible. His implementation of laboratories for research and teaching were much more important than many better known contemporary events. Maxwell was, by all accounts, a fairly modest man. Preserving much of his innovative laboratory would be a highly appropriate memorial for this great man and also a tribute to his remarkable successors.

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As a scientist with a strong interest in history of science, I urge you to preserve as much of Maxwell's pioneering design as possible. His implementation of laboratories for research and teaching were much more important than many better known contemporary events. Maxwell was, by all accounts, a fairly modest man. Preserving much of his innovative laboratory would be a highly appropriate memorial for this great man and also a tribute to his remarkable successors.

Object

The New Museums Site Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Representation ID: 30695

Received: 01/09/2015

Respondent: John Sinton

Representation:

The background section sets up the whole document to fail. The 'extraordinary history' of international significance is rightly given first mention. But there is nothing about the need to preserve the site as was, and by the end of the paragraph the stage is set for destruction. It has moved from the real-world 'in these laboratories' to placing science in an empty and ancient past: 'On this site...'

Full text:

The background section sets up the whole document to fail. The 'extraordinary history' of international significance is rightly given first mention. But there is nothing about the need to preserve the site as was, and by the end of the paragraph the stage is set for destruction. It has moved from the real-world 'in these laboratories' to placing science in an empty and ancient past: 'On this site...'

Support

The New Museums Site Development Framework Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Representation ID: 30709

Received: 05/09/2015

Respondent: Sam Smith

Representation:

I fully support the statement that "The New Museums Site (NMS), as shown in Plan 1 below, occupies a prominent location in Cambridge and has an extraordinary history as the historic centre of science in the University of Cambridge."

However, that history is not being approached appropriately given the plans for the Cavendish, hence my objection to 1.4.1 . The goals of this submission are entirely laudible, it is the implementation that is currently lacking, but lacking in an entirely correctable manner.

Full text:

I fully support the statement that "The New Museums Site (NMS), as shown in Plan 1 below, occupies a prominent location in Cambridge and has an extraordinary history as the historic centre of science in the University of Cambridge."

However, that history is not being approached appropriately given the plans for the Cavendish, hence my objection to 1.4.1 . The goals of this submission are entirely laudible, it is the implementation that is currently lacking, but lacking in an entirely correctable manner.