5. Character areas

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Support

Draft Over Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67822

Received: 30/04/2019

Respondent: Ms Jennifer Corbett

Representation:

Support that infill and back garden development in the Historic Core should be avoided and that we should consider reviewing to extend the conservation area to include Over End.

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Support that the village should sustain its green fingers within the village and not infill develop these. Also support to maintain the village's compact shape.
Support that infill and back garden development in the Historic Core should be avoided and that we should consider reviewing to extend the conservation area to include Over End.
Support the recommendation to extend footways and cycleways towars Willingham, widen towards Swavesey and enable circular routes. We would also suggest that the recommendation to improve footway and cycleway access across the river is advantageous, meaning the accessing villages/towns on the other side of the river is faster by bike than by car, therefby reducing traffic
Comment on the recommendation that individual houses should have elevations in a single material. We do not believe this is necessarily reflective of the area (our home is an example of brick and weatherboarding and we are in the conservation area). However maintaining sympathetic designs in keeping with the adjacent and general village character is extremely important to us.
The suggestion is made the the Southern edges of the village are more suitable for development, and the prairie edge to the East is less suitable for development. We do not necessarily agree with this. Development towards the Southern (guided busway) end would merge Over with Swavesey, although appreciate it would provide good access to the public transport system. The greater separation between the villages of Over and Willingham we feel woudl allow better development towards this end of the village.

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