Great Abington Former LSA Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

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Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67243

Received: 15/03/2018

Respondent: Mrs Valerie Hefford

Representation:

I support the Neighbourhood Plan because it makes clear what sort of development will be allowed. Previously there have been no policies specifically for the former LSA and so planning decisions have been inconsistent. The NP will give a clear and helpful steer for the planning department.

Full text:

I support the Neighbourhood Plan because it makes clear what sort of development will be allowed. Previously there have been no policies specifically for the former LSA and so planning decisions have been inconsistent. The NP will give a clear and helpful steer for the planning department.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67244

Received: 03/03/2018

Respondent: Tania and Mike O'Farrell

Representation:

My husband and I have lived and worked on the LSA since 1955. In that time there have been many changes, the most impactful of which was when the government closed the scheme and withdrew their services within a week.

We fully support the policies set out in the neighbourhood plan and hope that through this process the development which has taken place without permission will be controlled and those who wish to build one extra house will be able to.

Please record us both as resounding supporters.

Full text:

My husband and I have lived and worked on the LSA since 1955. In that time there have been many changes, the most impactful of which was when the government closed the scheme and withdrew their services within a week.

We fully support the policies set out in the neighbourhood plan and hope that through this process the development which has taken place without permission will be controlled and those who wish to build one extra house will be able to.

Please record us both as resounding supporters.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67245

Received: 05/03/2018

Respondent: Mr & Mrs Nigel & Jane Bowen

Representation:

I have lived on the old LSA for 53 years and my husband has lived here for 27 years.

We are both fully supportive of the steps the Parish Council are taking in developing a neighbourhood plan for the old LSA.

The aims of the plan will help to regulate the development that is taking place without planning permission or that is being forced through on appeal.

Please put both of us down as supporting the plan.

Full text:

I have lived on the old LSA for 53 years and my husband has lived here for 27 years.

We are both fully supportive of the steps the Parish Council are taking in developing a neighbourhood plan for the old LSA.

The aims of the plan will help to regulate the development that is taking place without planning permission or that is being forced through on appeal.

Please put both of us down as supporting the plan.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67246

Received: 06/03/2018

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

Government planning policy identifies how the planning system can play an important role in facilitating social interaction and creating healthy, inclusive communities.

It is essential therefore that the neighbourhood plan reflects and complies with national planning policy for sport as set out in the NPPF.

Sport England provides guidance on developing planning policy for sport.

Any new housing developments will generate additional demand for sport. If existing sports facilities do not have the capacity to absorb the additional demand, then planning policies should look to ensure that new sports facilities, or improvements to existing sports facilities, are secured and delivered.

In line with the NPPF and its Planning Practice Guidance, consideration should also be given to how any new development, especially for new housing, will provide opportunities for people to lead healthy lifestyles and create healthy communities.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67247

Received: 06/03/2018

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

Natural England does not have any specific comments on the Great Abington former land settlement Neighbourhood Plan.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67248

Received: 08/03/2018

Respondent: West Suffolk (Forest Heath and St Edmundsbury Councils)

Representation:

West Suffolk do not have formal comments to make on this Submission version Neighbourhood Plan.

Full text:

West Suffolk do not have formal comments to make on this Submission version Neighbourhood Plan.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67249

Received: 08/03/2018

Respondent: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Representation:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the above Consultation in regards to community safety and vulnerability to crime concerns. I am happy to support the document and my only comment would be to include this office in any planning consultations for development as they occur.

I have noted the requirements for development of this area, I would only add that some consideration be given to the principles of building new properties to Secured by Design guidelines. This office is happy to be consulted.

I have no further comments, objections or recommendations.

Full text:

Thank you for the opportunity to comment on the above Consultation in regards to community safety and vulnerability to crime concerns. I am happy to support the document and my only comment would be to include this office in any planning consultations for development as they occur.

I have noted the requirements for development of this area, I would only add that some consideration be given to the principles of building new properties to Secured by Design guidelines. This office is happy to be consulted.

I have no further comments, objections or recommendations.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67250

Received: 13/03/2018

Respondent: Hinxton Parish Council

Representation:

Hinxton Parish Council discussed the Great Abington former LSA estate Neighbourhood Plan at our regular meeting on 12 March 2018. We strongly SUPPORT the Plan as a means of retaining the distinctive and attractive character of this countryside adjacent to our parish.

The Plan should help to protect the character of the area and respect the historic interest of the LSA.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67251

Received: 15/03/2018

Respondent: National Grid

Agent: Amec Foster Wheeler E&I UK

Representation:

An assessment has been 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 Nation Grid Gas Distribution's Intermediate and High Pressure apparatus.

National Grid has identified that it has no record of such apparatus within the Neighbourhood Plan area.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67252

Received: 15/03/2018

Respondent: Environment Agency

Representation:

The Council's drainage manager and contaminated land officer should be consulted.

No objection in principle to the proposal, however concerns over foul water drainage and potential contamination to ground waters, associated with the previous uses and non-mains drainage systems. Recommend that these issues are addressed.

The groundwater is very sensitive in this location, and a high number of private sewerage systems present cause for concern.

Given the environmental constraints/risks associated with this site, and the potential to exacerbate these by further piecemeal development, the Neighbourhood Plan should be seen as an opportunity to connect all new and existing properties to mains foul sewerage.

A preliminary contaminated land risk assessment would be needed for an individual proposal or the whole area as a minimum to determine whether the proposals pose a potential risk to the water environment. Need to consider the Environment Agency's SuDS informative.

Object

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67253

Received: 17/03/2018

Respondent: Mr & Mrs Andrew & Liz Pepperell

Representation:

Policy 2

We are unable to develop an additional dwelling on or adjacent to the site of the original piggery as our piggery is located on the boundary of 39 South Road and contrary to proviso 7. We do not agree that an annexe, which by definition is not independent of the main house should be precluded under this policy.

Para 6.14

Building on or adjacent to our piggery would be contrary to this point as it would not be surrounded by open land. 38 South Road does not fit the uniform layout. The annexe is only a 1 bedroomed loft and is not capable of being developed as a separate dwelling in that location under the policy. We strongly object to such a restrictive policy.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67254

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation:

SCDC commends the time and effort that has been put into preparing this NP.

Based on an assessment of the NP against the 'basic conditions', SCDC considers the NP:
* is consistent with national policies and advice.
* contributes to the achievement of sustainable development.
* is in general conformity with the strategic policies.
* does not breach and is compatible with EU Obligations.

SCDC is supportive of Policies 1-3. For clarity, it is suggested that minor amendments are made to Policy 3.

SCDC does not feel that the referendum area needs to be extended beyond the Neighbourhood Area.

Full text:

SCDC welcomes the opportunity to make comments on the submitted Neighbourhood Plan. The Council commends the Parish Council and local community for the time and effort that they have put into preparing this Neighbourhood Plan.

SCDC is fully supportive of Great Abington Parish Council's decision to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan and officers have been supporting the Parish Council in the plan's preparation.

SCDC supports the intentions of the Neighbourhood Plan to provide clear, consistent and transparent planning policies for the future development of the area. The Council welcomes the refinements to the plan that have been made since the pre-submission version.

SCDC has the following comments based on an assessment of the submission Neighbourhood Plan against the 'basic conditions':
* The Council considers that the Neighbourhood Plan is consistent with national policies and advice in that the core land use planning principles set out in the NPPF have been embodied in the Neighbourhood Plan.
* The Council considers that the Neighbourhood Plan contributes to the achievement of sustainable development.
* The Council considers that Policies 1-3 of the Neighbourhood Plan are in general conformity with the strategic policies in the adopted South Cambridgeshire LDF and the new South Cambridgeshire Local Plan.
* The Council considers that the submission version of the Neighbourhood Plan does not breach and is compatible with EU Obligations.

SCDC is supportive of Policy 1 (and its supporting text) given that it is supported by the evidence in and conclusions from the accompanying Character Assessment and Evidence on Dwelling Sizes.

SCDC is supportive of Policy 2 (and its supporting text) given that it is supported by the evidence in and conclusions from the accompanying Transport Statement, Character Assessment and Evidence on Dwelling Sizes.

SCDC is supportive of Policy 3 (and its supporting text) given that it is supported by the evidence in and conclusions from the accompanying Transport Statement and Character Assessment. For clarity, it is suggested that minor amendments are made to the wording of the policy.

If the examiner is minded to recommend that the Neighbourhood Plan should proceed to referendum, the Council does not feel that the referendum area needs to be extended beyond the Neighbourhood Area. The planning policies included in the Neighbourhood Plan would not have a substantial, direct or demonstrable impact beyond the Neighbourhood Area.

Further details are provided in the attached response.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67255

Received: 21/03/2018

Respondent: Mr David Hefford

Representation:

I support the Neighbourhood Plan and its aim to provide a framework against which planning consent can be granted. I believe it will permit further development in the area without impacting the local infrastructure. It should also preserve the individual nature of the land settlement while acknowledging there is space to develop. I hope that it is not too late to prevent some developers using the ability to build agricultural buildings and then convert disused agricultural buildings to residential use which practice is against the spirit of the Neighbourhood Plan and favours the individual against the majority of the residents.

Full text:

I support the Neighbourhood Plan and its aim to provide a framework against which planning consent can be granted. I believe it will permit further development in the area without impacting the local infrastructure. It should also preserve the individual nature of the land settlement while acknowledging there is space to develop. I hope that it is not too late to prevent some developers using the ability to build agricultural buildings and then convert disused agricultural buildings to residential use which practice is against the spirit of the Neighbourhood Plan and favours the individual against the majority of the residents.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67256

Received: 24/03/2018

Respondent: Mr James Robson

Representation:

We are highly supportive of the Neighbourhood Plan subject to tightening it up in certain areas to avoid dangerous loopholes.

Policy 1: The requirements protect the rural nature of the area while allowing for the improvement of existing properties in a sympathetic manner.

Policy 2: Allowing more than two dwellings per plot would significantly alter the nature of the area. Ensure that only two dwellings can be built on an original any ten acre plot. No further sub-divisions of plots should be permitted.

Policy 2 (last paragraph): Ban residential development on all agricultural land within the area which does not form part of one of the original 62 holdings. We would strongly argue that if any new 'barns' are built they should have a prohibition attached preventing any future change of use to residential dwellings.

Policy 3: Maintain the current nature of the roads i.e. reject any change to bridleways. A change would fundamentally alter the nature of the area and could lead to greater danger of accidents.

Full text:

As residents my wife and I have a vested interest in the local character and infrastructure of the former LSA ('FLSA') area.

We believe that the character of the area should be maintained while evolving to take into account of the current, and future, needs of the residents.

In summary, we are highly supportive of the FLSA Neighbourhood Plan subject to tightening it up in certain areas to avoid dangerous loopholes. Our only, but significant, concern is ensuring that the NP is watertight and can be used to prevent what we are seeing as the increasing attempts by property developers to build properties in the area and maximise their profits without any concern for the existing residents. The danger that we foresee is that there will be one, strict but fair, rule for those existing residents who wish to play by the rules and a different set of rules for developers only interested in making a quick return.

In light of the above we have the following comments in relation to the proposed policies:

Policy 1
We feel that the requirements set out in the policy protect the rural nature of the FLSA while allowing for the improvement of existing properties in a sympathetic manner to the area. Allowing residents to upgrade their properties can only add to the attractiveness of the area and we are supportive of this proposal.

Policy 2
We feel that this is a fair compromise allowing residents to develop their plots. However, as the South Cambs Planning Department will be well aware, there has been a sustained campaign by certain plot owners to build as many residential properties on a single plot as they can push through the planning system with the sole objective of maximising their commercial gain. These schemes include continued attempts to show the plots as having been subdivided to convince the planning authorities to accept as many properties on a plot as possible and using poor quality materials to maximise the profits of these developers.

Not only would allowing more than two dwellings per plot significantly alter the nature of the FLSA but it also would put increasing pressure on the infrastructure.

It is our view that it is crucial that the Neighbourhood Plan explicitly limits the number of residential buildings to a maximum of two dwellings per original ten acre plot.

Policy 3
We have become aware of certain attempts to apply to regulatory bodies to change the attribution of the FLSA roads i.e. to make them bridleways. We would urge the Parish Council and SCDC to resist these plans strongly as they would fundamentally alter the nature of the FLSA. Currently the roads are used in the main by residents for access and businesses located on the FLSA for their transportation needs. To a lesser extent they are also used by villagers from the Abingtons for recreational purposes and by horse owners who's horses are liveried on the FLSA. Currently this ecosystem is balanced and works well. However, to change the balance, for instance in favour of equestrian activities, could open the area up to a great deal of outside riders, leading to greater danger of accidents from motor vehicles and/or to pedestrians and would give an extraordinary advantage to the minority users of the FLSA roads.

Policy 2 (last paragraph)
We believe that there is a significant and dangerous loop hole in the Neighbourhood plan. There are some agricultural plots on the FLSA that have never had a residential building built on them or where land has been previously sub-divided from an original plot without the residential building or piggery.

Some of this land has already been acquired by speculators who are looking to build 'barns' on them with a view to taking advantage of the permitted development legislation and convert them into residential dwellings in the future. Without any appropriate regulation this could lead to a great many additional dwellings being slipped through this loophole by unscrupulous developers. We would strongly argue that the PC and SCDC should legislate that if any new 'barns' are built on such land they should have a prohibition attached to them preventing any future change of use to residential dwellings. We would argue that a similar prohibition should be attached to any existing 'barns' on such land. As can be seen from a quick walk around the FLSA the existing stock of older barns were hardly the structures envisaged by the permitted development legislation (e.g. stone barns) but often are no more than temporary open breeze block and corrugated iron structures entirely unfit for conversion. However, once again, there is the potential for this becoming a rogues charter.

We would submit that this paragraph should be clarified to ensure that it covers land within the NP area but which does not currently contain a residential property and/or piggery. It has become clear that developers are trying to use the development legislation to convert existing (sub-standard 'barns') into dwellings and/or are acquiring such property and building a number of 'barns' on them with the view to converting them to dwellings in the future. This would clearly run a coach and horses through the NP which attempts to provide a balances approach to development on the old LSA area. I am not an expert on the planning law but imagine it is a case of which regulation takes precedent - the local NP or general development law. We do not have any intention of developing our plot but are in support of the measured development set out in the NP. It is incredibly frustrating that that fair and reasonable approach is being undermined by unscrupulous property developers.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67257

Received: 29/03/2018

Respondent: Miss Julia Rogers

Representation:

I do not think it is appropriate to say that new dwellings have to be on the site of the old piggery. A lot of households still use their piggery for its intended purpose. Also some properties have built further outbuildings adjacent to, or connected to their piggery building.

An additional dwelling should be considered at a location other than the piggery site where the piggery is already in use or is connected to other outbuildings.

I fully support the proposal for a new additional dwelling to be allowed on each site, I think it is important as it will enable younger family members to stay on the holding they have grown up on and bring up their own families.

Full text:

In relation to paragraph 6.14 I would make the following comment. I do not think it is appropriate to say that new dwellings have to be on the site of the old piggery. A lot of households still use their piggery building for its intended purpose ie housing animals such as horse, geese, chickens and sheep or in other cases use as a garage, tool store, fertilizer/chemical store. Also some properties have built further outbuildings adjacent to, or connected to their piggery building which would mean the whole site would have to be demolished / redeveloped.

I would suggest that an alternative could be that each site / application is looked at individually to determine the suitability of the piggery site for the new dwelling.

I fully support the proposal for a new additional dwelling to be allowed on each site, I think it is important as it will enable younger family members to stay on the holding they have grown up on and bring up their own families.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67258

Received: 01/04/2018

Respondent: Little Abington Parish Council

Representation:

Little Abington Parish Council supports the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for the former Land Settlement Association Estate in Great Abington. If adopted it will ensure a consistent approach to planning and development control in the defined area whilst maintaining important historical, design and environmental characteristics of the former LSA.

Full text:

Little Abington Parish Council supports the proposed Neighbourhood Plan for the former Land Settlement Association Estate in Great Abington. If adopted it will ensure a consistent approach to planning and development control in the defined area whilst maintaining important historical, design and environmental characteristics of the former LSA.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67259

Received: 03/04/2018

Respondent: Scott Rumble

Representation:

The Neighbourhood Plan is a step forward and allows for an acceptable level of development with equal guidelines and consistency. As a resident temporarily having to live with parents and in need of a home for a small family very soon I am greatly in favour of this plan.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67260

Received: 03/04/2018

Respondent: Nick Rumble

Representation:

I support the NP because for years the planning on this estate has been very mixed. Some planning passed when identical applications have failed, also plans rejected but then passed on appeal.

This NP would help planners to make decisions on an even basis.

I am an asparagus grower and need to build a house for my son and his family, who have joined the business.

I agree with the proposals in Policy 2.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67261

Received: 03/04/2018

Respondent: Cristina Martinez-Blaya

Representation:

I would be in agreement with the Neighbourhood Plan as I am planning to build a house for our small family. We need a house on location where my husband manages a growing business. We presently live with my parents in law and this is not suitable long term. Our young son needs his own space and needs to continue at the local school.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67262

Received: 05/04/2018

Respondent: Julia Rumble

Representation:

I consider that the Neighbourhood Plan is a long awaited document which will enable future planning applications to proceed on a level playing field. To date that has not been the case.

I fully support the planning policies within the Neighbourhood Plan as I indeed would like to build an appropriate dwelling on our property with a view to support a young family who will join our established asparagus business.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67263

Received: 15/04/2018

Respondent: Mr Stephen Johnson

Representation:

I support the plan because it gives a clear guide to people wishing to build in the area and it will allow the release of larger properties which are currently only occupied by one or two people who wish to stay in the area but no longer need the space.

Full text:

I support the plan because it gives a clear guide to people wishing to build in the area and it will allow the release of larger properties which are currently only occupied by one or two people who wish to stay in the area but no longer need the space.

Object

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67264

Received: 16/04/2018

Respondent: Mrs Ann Rogers

Representation:

I am in agreement with the principle of limited development on the estate, but have objections to the rigid proposals on the siting for an additional dwelling. Each property is different and should be considered on its own merit.

Policy 2: additional dwellings to be sited on or adjacent to the original piggery.

I object to this paragraph on the following grounds.
1. The piggeries are not all the same distance from the houses, some are very close. Also some are very close to the neighbouring property.
2. On some of the larger properties the piggery is part of a complex of buildings still used in commercial horticulture/agriculture. I have approximately 130 metres of clear road frontage between these buildings and the next property which would provide a more suitable and aesthetically pleasing situation for a new building.

Full text:

I am in agreement with the principle of limited development on the estate, but have objections to the rigid proposals on the siting for an additional dwelling. Each property is different and should be considered on its own merit.

Policy 2: additional dwellings to be sited on or adjacent to the original piggery.

I object to this paragraph on the following grounds.
1. The piggeries are not all the same distance from the houses, some are very close. Also some are very close to the neighbouring property.
2. On some of the larger properties the piggery is part of a complex of buildings still used in commercial horticulture/agriculture. In my own case my piggery is still used for animals and surrounded by workshop, cattleyard, toolstore, packing shed, fridge, chemical store, and fertilizer store. I have approximately 130 metres of clear road frontage between these buildings and the next property which would provide a more suitable and aesthetically pleasing situation for a new building.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67265

Received: 12/04/2018

Respondent: Emma Jones

Representation:

The plan for the LSA seems to be to change it into a Leisure Site Amenity for the village (and beyond).

Restrictions are being placed on the LSA to ensure that any external person coming onto the roads is able to enjoy vistas. The emphasis is to afford outsiders nice views by dictating to the LSA residents what they can and cannot do to their properties.

The LSA is not open countryside. It is a settlement of over 60 houses and several businesses.

Perhaps planners will encourage new developments to have more green space within them, rather than depending on the LSA as their recreational facility.

I trust that only people who live within the NP area will be able to vote on it.

Full text:

The plan for the LSA seems to be to change it from a Land Settlement Association into a Leisure Site Amenity for the village (and beyond). Planning permission in the village is granted for houses on very small plots, crowded together (the Moorefield development being a prime example) and while the residents rejoice in their low maintenance gardens, they realise that for mental and physical health reasons, they need access to green spaces: hence the bizarre situation of having allotments in a village (whilst ex-council house gardens are being sold off and a house shoehorned into them). Meanwhile restrictions are placed on the LSA to ensure that any external person coming onto the roads is able to enjoy vistas. The emphasis is to afford outsiders nice views by dictating to the LSA residents what they can and cannot do to their properties.

The LSA is not open countryside. It is a settlement of over 60 houses and several businesses with a fair amount of traffic negotiating a single track road.

Perhaps planners will encourage new developments to have more green space within them, rather than depending on the LSA as their recreational facility (especially now that Granta Park access has been stopped).

I noted the photograph regarding the completion/presentation of the Neighbourhood Plan in the March edition of our parish magazine, showed councillors but tellingly there was no resident of the LSA in it.

I trust that Tony Orgee's comment at the last Parish Council meeting - that it was agreed that only people who live within the NP area will be able to vote on it - will be adhered to.

Support

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67266

Received: 16/04/2018

Respondent: Mrs Alison Johnson

Representation:

I wish to express my strong support for this plan. I think that it is an excellent idea to create an individual plan for this unusual and special area. I believe that the combination of limited development and protection for the original design of the land settlement will work well.

I am particularly pleased that the new homes are to be built in a way which considers the needs of both old and young; the plan therefore provides for a relevant need in the local area.

I feel that the plan, which has been widely discussed and consulted on, has managed to achieve a fair compromise between the differing aims and hopes of those who live and/or work on the former LSA. I think that the final result is balanced, equitable and workable.

I hope that it is adopted in its entirety.

Full text:

I wish to express my strong support for this plan. I think that it is an excellent idea to create an individual plan for this unusual and special area. I believe that the combination of limited development and protection for the original design of the land settlement will work well.

I am particularly pleased that the new homes are to be built in a way which considers the needs of both old and young; the plan therefore provides for a relevant need in the local area.

I feel that the plan, which has been widely discussed and consulted on, has managed to achieve a fair compromise between the differing aims and hopes of those who live and/or work on the former LSA. I think that the final result is balanced, equitable and workable.

I hope that it is adopted in its entirety.

Object

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67267

Received: 16/04/2018

Respondent: Shelford Properties Ltd

Agent: Carter Jonas LLP

Representation:

Draft policy 2 and the draft plan do not recognise that land to the rear of Strawberry Farm, Great Abington has been granted outline planning permission. The development was considered by the Council to be sustainably located in relation to local services and facilities and was deemed not to result in material harm to the character of the countryside. Not to recognise this means that the plan fails to meet the basic condition of contributing to the achievement of sustainable development.

Policy 2 is tantamount to an allocation of the site not for 8 or more dwellings but for a single dwelling and there is a lack of explanation for this given that release of the site for residential development has been found acceptable in planning terms.

It is considered that Policy 2 should be re-drafted to reflect the current and future prospect for residential development on this site or Land to the Rear of Strawberry Farm should be excluded from the remit of Policy 2 altogether.

Comment

Great Abington Former Land Settlement Association Estate Neighbourhood Plan - Submission Plan

Representation ID: 67268

Received: 12/04/2018

Respondent: Historic England

Representation:

We do not wish to make any further comment. We would refer you to our previous advice submitted at Regulation 14 stage, and also to our detailed guidance on successfully incorporating historic environment considerations into your neighbourhood plan.

Response at Regulation 14:
* In light of the heritage assets that are within and adjacent to the area, we consider that the conservation officer at SCDC is best placed to assist with regards to the historic environment.
* Welcome the Character Assessment which will be a useful tool to aid the future management of development in the area.
* In light of the presence of the Scheduled Brent Ditch, you might also consider contacting Cambridgeshire County Council who look after the Historic Environment Record and give advice on archaeological matters.