Gamlingay Designation of Neighbourhood Area

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Object

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64846

Received: 18/10/2014

Respondent: Mr Darren Jones

Representation:

As a resident of The Cinques, we have not received any notification of this plan/area and are surprised as we have at least one business which does not appear on the list within the Area Plan. The GPC are aware we (as a community) do not regularly interact with Gamlingay and (checking the Facebook page) are surprised this area/plan extends to The Cinques, especially as we have for a long time suspected that the GPC have wished to push Gamlingay to The Cinques borders and use the Village Green for housing. Requested if true, no comment from GPC

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As a resident of The Cinques, we have not received any notification of this plan/area and are surprised as we have at least one business which does not appear on the list within the Area Plan. The GPC are aware we (as a community) do not regularly interact with Gamlingay and (checking the Facebook page) are surprised this area/plan extends to The Cinques, especially as we have for a long time suspected that the GPC have wished to push Gamlingay to The Cinques borders and use the Village Green for housing. Requested if true, no comment from GPC

Object

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64847

Received: 10/11/2014

Respondent: Hatley Parish Council

Representation:

Hatley Parish Council has reviewed the proposed designated area and requests boundary is revised to ensure it does not incorporate any land belonging to Hatley St George.

Maps enclosed to show revised boundary in red which excluded four fields we believe to be part of Hatley St George

Hatley Parish Council has not identified any opportunities that might result in their request to join Gamlingay's Neighbourhood Area but remains grateful for the chance to review the designated area and forthcoming Neighbourhood Plan.

Comment

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64848

Received: 06/11/2014

Respondent: Forestry Commission England

Representation:

The area covered by this plan includes and is adjacent to several ancient semi natural woodlands of high environmental value, some of which are designated as SSSI's. This should be considered in the plan, ensuring that these woodlands are well buffered from any future development and all opportunities are taken to link the existing woodlands or to enlarge them.

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The Forestry Commission received an email regarding the Gamlingay Neighbourhood Area Consultation.

The area covered by this plan includes and is adjacent to several ancient semi natural woodlands of high environmental value, some of which are designated as SSSI's. This should be considered in the plan, ensuring that these woodlands are well buffered from any future development and all opportunities are taken to link the existing woodlands or to enlarge them.

Comment

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64849

Received: 29/10/2014

Respondent: The Wildlife Trust

Representation:

The proposed area is within the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds Living Landscape, recognised as important for nature conservation, particularly woodland linkage. It also includes several nature conservation sites: nature reserves, SSSIs and County Wildlife Sites.
We would therefore like to stress that if this Neighbourhood Area is approved the Neighbourhood Plan must have a strong focus on biodiversity and nature conservation and consider carefully what level and type of development would be appropriate.

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Thank you for consulting the Wildlife Trust regarding the proposed Gamlingay Neighbourhood Area.
The proposed area is within the West Cambridgeshire Hundreds Living Landscape, recognised as important for nature conservation, particularly woodland linkage. It also includes several nature conservation sites: nature reserves, SSSIs and County Wildlife Sites.
We would therefore like to stress that if this Neighbourhood Area is approved the Neighbourhood Plan must have a strong focus on biodiversity and nature conservation and consider carefully what level and type of development would be appropriate.
Please keep the Wildlife Trust informed of the progress of this application.

Comment

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64850

Received: 21/10/2014

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

National Planning Policy Framework identifies how planning plays important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities. Encourages communities to become more physically active. Formal sport plays part -providing sports facilities vital. Means positive planning for sport, protection from unnecessary loss of sports facilities and planning for new sites.

Important Neighbourhood Plan reflects national policy for sport.

Sport England has role in protecting playing fields and presumption against their loss. Provides guidance on developing sport policy. Works with Local Authorities to ensure Local Plan policy has up to date evidence base. Neighbourhood Plan should reflect recommendations in Playing Pitch Strategy and any local investment opportunities are utilised to support delivery.

New sports facilities should be fit for purpose and designed using our design guidance notes.

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Planning Policy in the National Planning Policy Framework identifies how the planning system can play an important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities. Encouraging communities to become more physically active through walking, cycling, informal recreation and formal sport plays an important part in this process and providing enough sports facilities of the right quality and type and in the right places is vital to achieving this aim. This means positive planning for sport, protection from unnecessary loss of sports facilities and an integrated approach to providing new housing and employment land and community facilities provision is important.

It is important therefore that the Neighbourhood Plan reflects national policy for sport as set out in the above document with particular reference to Pars 73 and 74 to ensure proposals comply with National Planning Policy. It is also important to be aware of Sport England's role in protecting playing fields and the presumption against the loss of playing fields (see link below), as set out in our national guide, 'A Sporting Future for the Playing Fields of England - Planning Policy Statement'.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/development-management/planning-applications/playing-field-land/

Sport England provides guidance on developing policy for sport and further information can be found following the link below:
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/forward-planning/

Sport England works with Local Authorities to ensure Local Plan policy is underpinned by robust and up to date assessments and strategies for indoor and outdoor sports delivery. If local authorities have prepared a Playing Pitch Strategy or other indoor/outdoor sports strategy it will be important that the Neighbourhood Plan reflects the recommendations set out in that document and that any local investment opportunities, such as the Community Infrastructure Levy, are utilised to support the delivery of those recommendations.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/planning-for-sport/planning-tools-and-guidance/
If new sports facilities are being proposed Sport England recommend you ensure such facilities are fit for purpose and designed in accordance with our design guidance notes.
http://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/tools-guidance/design-and-cost-guidance/

Support

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64851

Received: 08/10/2014

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

No objections to the designation of Gamlingay Parish as a neighbourhood area and the proposed boundaries.

Desktop study of area shown parish includes number of designated heritage assets including the Conservation Area, includes over 50 listed buildings primarily located along Church Street and Mill Street. Outside of the village are number of dispersed listed buildings. Important strategy for this area safeguards these elements which contribute to significance of these assets.

English Heritage do not consider need to be involved in development of plan but wish to be consulted on draft in due course.

References to useful guidance in plan-making.

Comment

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64852

Received: 15/10/2014

Respondent: The Equality and Human Rights Commission

Representation:

The Commission does not have resources to respond to all consultations, but will respond to consultations where it considers they raise issues of strategic importance.

Local and other public authorities have obligations under Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in Equality Act 2010 to consider effect of their policies and decisions on people sharing particular protected characteristics. We provide advice for public authorities on how to apply PSED, which is on-going legal obligation and must be complied with as part of planning process. Thus,PSED is mechanism through which public authorities involved in planning process should consider potential for planning proposals to have an impact on equality for different groups of people.

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The Commission does not have the resources to respond to all consultations, but will respond to consultations where it considers they raise issues of strategic importance.

Local and other public authorities have obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) in the Equality Act 2010 to consider the effect of their policies and decisions on people sharing particular protected characteristics. We provide advice for public authorities on how to apply the PSED, which is an on-going legal obligation and must be complied with as part of the planning process. Thus, the PSED is the mechanism through which public authorities involved in the planning process should consider the potential for planning proposals to have an impact on equality for different groups of people. To assist, you will find our technical guidance here

Comment

Gamlingay - Designation of Neighbourhood Area (September 2014)

Representation ID: 64853

Received: 13/11/2014

Respondent: Universal Lifting Services

Representation:

Planning laws etc should and must take into account the people who live in the area. Calling an existing neighbourhood a '' neighbourhood area'' is stupid and unnecessary

The thought that the "community can effect planning departments or developers is a joke!

Proposed project waste of time and money

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A Neighbourhood plan ? is a '' community led initiative giving communities power ( ha ha ha ) to prepare a planning document ( ha ha ha ) that include a shared vision ( ha ha ha ) for their neighbourhood''. What a load of rubbish!
The only place you planners look is in the trough and the sooner you get your heads out of the trough the sooner the people who live and work in the area will be represented properly.
It is your job to plan for the area, so why have we a massive development at one end of Gamlingay, ( Station Road ) another proposed at Green End,that together will put at least another 1000 cars in the village, with nowhere for the traffic to go ? people have trouble getting in and out of Gamlingay as it is. You are heading for gridlock !
Also planning laws etc should and must take into account the people who live in the area. Calling an existing neighbourhood a '' neighbourhood area'' is stupid and unnecessary. The only '' formal weight '' in deciding planning applications is the Gold the developers will heap into your coffers and pockets ( Tons and Tons ) and the ignorance displayed by local planners ( equivalent to the weight of Mars, where the idea probably originated ) ,both in local projects and in imagining " Neighbourhood area's" are new .
The thought that the "community can effect planning departments ( jobs for life ) or developers ( build at any cost to the neighbourhood ) is a joke!
Have a nice day.

You cannot control the borders of our country so what makes you think the boundaries you propose will have any effect on any plans? This proposed project is a total waste of time and money.
You have and will have no control at all over what goes on inside or outside of your proposed boundary. You will do what you are told, what is politically correct and what pays the most. You have no control.
Have a nice day.