Melbourn -designation of a neighbourhood area

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Support

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66235

Received: 27/04/2016

Respondent: Melbourn Baptist Church

Representation:

We support the concept of the Melbourn Neighbourhood Area as a positive move for the community of which we are a part.

Full text:

We support the concept of the Melbourn Neighbourhood Area as a positive move for the community of which we are a part.

Comment

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66236

Received: 04/04/2016

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

Natural England statutory consultee in neighbourhood planning. Offer general advice in preparing a plan with related web links.

With Environment Agency, English Heritage and Forestry Commission has published joint advice on neighbourhood planning - sets out sources of environmental information and ideas on incorporating environment into plans. https://www.gov.uk/consulting-on-neighbourhood-plans-and-development-orders

Also advice on protected landscapes, National Character Areas,protected species, local wildlife sites, soil types, opportunities for enhancing natural environment.

Support

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66237

Received: 07/04/2016

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

No objection to designation. Initial advice sets out details of the designated heritage assets within proposed neighbourhood area which include Melbourn Conservation Area; 2 Grade ll* and 69 Grade ll listed buildings; 7 scheduled sites. Neighbourhood Plan should include strategy to safeguard these elements. Historic buildings conservation office at South Cambridgeshire District Council best placed to assist and advise on this strategy.
Suggest Parish Council contact County Council's Archaeology Service for advice and to look at Historic Environment Record. Also useful to involve local groups with interest in historic records.
Links provided to heritage information and guidance from Historic England.

Comment

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66238

Received: 03/05/2016

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

Due to resource pressures we are no longer able to provide you with comprehensive bespoke advice on neighbourhood plans.

Comment

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66239

Received: 13/04/2016

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.

Full text:

Thank you for consulting Sport England on the above Neighbourhood Consultation.

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/

Comment

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66240

Received: 18/04/2016

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Representation:

No specific comments to make on the application. Taking opportunity to highlight key requirements which neighbourhood plan should have regard.

Offering assistance to Melbourn in preparing their plan.

Sets out national guidance and legislation relevant to neighbourhood planning including Basic Conditions a plan must meet..

Plan should seek to align itself with emerging Local Plan for South Cambridgeshire. Sets out implications of Woodcock judgment where there is no local plan in place nor a five year housing land supply as is the case in South Cambridgeshire.

Neighbourhood Plan cannot introduce policies that would prevent development - need to plan positively. Policies to be supported with evidence base. May need Strategic Environmental Assessment if plan proposals significant - consider at early stage.


Comment

Melbourn - Designation of a neighbourhood area - March 2016

Representation ID: 66241

Received: 22/04/2016

Respondent: National Grid

Agent: Amec Foster Wheeler E&I UK

Representation:

Assessment carried out with respect to National Grid's electricity and gas transmission apparatus which includes high voltage electricity assets and high pressure gas pipelines and also National Grid Gas Distribution's Intermediate / High Pressure apparatus.
National Grid has identified the following high pressure Gas Transmission pipeline as falling within the Neighbourhood area boundary:
- FM03 - Gt Wilbraham to Whitwell

From the consultation information provided, the above gas transmission pipeline does not interact with any of the proposed development sites.

Whilst no implications for National Grid Gas Distribution's Intermediate / High Pressure apparatus, there may however be Low Pressure (LP) / Medium Pressure (MP) Gas Distribution pipes present within proposed development sites. If further information is required in relation to the Gas Distribution network contact National Grid.