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Support

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67831

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Ms Victoria Chapman

Representation:

We are really thankful for the work being done on our behalf. It's really important that any future development allows this community to grow because at the moment the village feels stagnant with lots of derelict buildings.

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We are really thankful for the work being done on our behalf. It's really important that any future development allows this community to grow because at the moment the village feels stagnant with lots of derelict buildings.

Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67832

Received: 07/05/2019

Respondent: Ms Michelle Osbourn

Representation:

Great start, but what is really needed is a masterplan for the village!
This is really needed due to the closure of the hospital and lack of certainty or pre-planning to what happens when it closes. Can we have a delivery strategy and masterplan.

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Really useful guide as to how the development could be designed to be in keeping with the character of the village and make the most of my views out to the wider landscape.

However, it is clear that there is plenty of potential for the village to grow and expand, however, what is needed is a comprehensive masterplan for the village. The infrastructure that is needed is a new school (primary). This design guide doesn't set out were this level of growth could happen.

Another problem the village experiences is in the long term stewardship of open spaces. Mixture of ownership is not always helpful.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67833

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: . Mark & Terri Sansom

Representation:

Great start. It would be good to see the input from the Papworth Trust and Varrier Jones Foundation and their responsibility to the design would be great to see more detail. Should connect the bridleways and paths plus more details to ensure brownfield development first.

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Great start. It would be good to see the input from the Papworth Trust and Varrier Jones Foundation and their responsibility to the design would be great to see more detail. Should connect the bridleways and paths plus more details to ensure brownfield development first.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67834

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Ms Marion Binks

Representation:

Very good landscape led designs but the transport needs improvement.

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The landscape led design is very good but the transport needs improvement.

The Sunday service has been stopped and needs to be replaced.

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Support

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67835

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Ms Jo Dawson

Representation:

It looks like a very well-considered guide which has listened to views of planners and villages. If it is followed closely the future of Papworth should continue to be a great place to live. Thankyou to all involved.

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It looks like a very well-considered guide which has listened to views of planners and villages. If it is followed closely the future of Papworth should continue to be a great place to live. Thankyou to all involved.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67838

Received: 18/06/2019

Respondent: Dr Stephen Hoath

Representation:

I am sure, like all Papworth residents, it would be good to have all maps consistently marked as to the actual NHS Hospital Trust boundaries, because several maps are misleadingly including leased Papworth Hall grounds etc.

Rental paying villagers have noted during this year's Annual Meeting, over the years, the hidden and sometimes overt ""turf wars"" the other 2 major land-owners has to some extent been mitigated by the presence of the hospital, so we are fearful village maintenance responsibility issues and development impasse in the future.

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Dear South Cambs District Council

I am responding to the consultation on the PEVDP SPD as a Papworth owner-resident for the last 21+ years.
I attended the open exhibition in the village hall recently and want to record my comments before the deadline.

Page 9: Other priorities
Greater emphasis on the historic role of the Village and its residents in support of the Royal Papworth Hospital would be welcomed, as this has been unique in the UK. Development which celebrates this appropriately to keep the spirit of the Village community alive following the departure of the Hospital to the New Papworth site in Cambridge

Sports facilities should be expanded where possible at an affordable
price: - I ran a successful junior Badminton club here for nearly 10 years, based at the school and old Village Hall, but it would be priced out from existing.

Strategy needed for vacant or derelict sites throughout the village is a welcome priority to reflect the need to encourage more home-owning incomers to help retain and improve the longer-term viability of village facilities.

Page 20: The Royal Papworth
3.3 While I agree with the concluding "active frontage to the landscape." I feel that reinstatement to the original openable facades and terraces is a bit too restrictive.

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I am sure, like all Papworth residents, it would be good to have all maps consistently marked as to the actual NHS Hospital Trust boundaries, because several maps are misleadingly including leased Papworth Hall grounds etc.

Whole viliage
Rental paying villagers have noted during this year's Annual Meeting, over the years, the hidden and sometimes overt "turf wars" the other 2 major land-owners has to some extent been mitigated by the presence of the hospital, so we are fearful village maintenance responsibility issues and development impasse in the future.

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Support

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67846

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Varrier Jones Foundation

Agent: Bidwells

Representation:

Varrier Jones Foundation is supportive of the Village Design Statement. It provides for a fuller understanding of the village and provides a common steer for all new development to take into account to enhance the character and quality of the village.

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Varrier-Jones Foundation (VJF) are generally supportive of the Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD. It provides for a fuller understanding of the village and provides a common steer for all new development to take into account. There are a number of positive points to note within the Design Guide that we are supportive of including but not limited to the following:

* The aspiration for high quality accessible housing, in line with the legacy of the village.

* The need to bring vacant or derelict sites back into use.

* The recognition of the need to promote future business uses in the village is welcomed. The vacation of Papworth Hospital reinforces the need to review where future employment uses can be provided in the village.

* Improving connectivity throughout the village is key to ensuring the village remains a vibrant and easily accessible place to live.

* The need to protect natural capitalwithin and around the village.

* A unified approach to enhance the character and quality of the village.

We would however suggest an amendment to Figure 10 (Chapter 5), in which 'key views' are shown around the whole village.

The relationship between the village edge and the surrounding countryside should be recognised. The document can guide that any new development should respect the physical and visual connection between the village and the countryside and to enhance that connection where possible, thereby not to have the visual arrows as they are so plentiful that they lose their value.We therefore consider that the arrow signs are removed within Figure 10 and rather the document should utilise the supporting text to be clear that 'New development should respect and create views out into the countryside, or into existing green spaces, wherever possible and enhance the connection between the village and the surrounding countryside'.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67847

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Ms Hilary Ellis

Representation:

Cambridgeshire LLFA welcome the consideration for surface water flood risk in the Village Design Guide SPD. It should further promote sustainable drainage techniques (SuDS).

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Cambridgeshire LLFA welcomes the promotion of the sustainable drainage techniques in the FVDG.

SuDS are an approach to managing the surface water run off which seeks to mimic natural drainage systems and retain water on or near the site as opposed to traditional drainage techniques which involve piping the water off the site asap.

SuDS offer significant advantage over conventional piped drainage system in reducing flood risk by attenuating the rate and quantity of surface water run off.

The variety of SuDS techniques available means that virtually any development should be able to include a scheme based around these principles.

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Support

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67873

Received: 29/05/2019

Respondent: Cambridge Past Present and Future

Representation:

Cambridge PPF support the village SPDs. A general commen is made about green infrastructure being important and that the principle of retaining or enhancing the connectivity of habitats within and adjacent to the villages is incorporated within these SPDs.

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Dear Cllr Hawkins
RE: Village Design Guide SPD Consultations for Caldecote, Fulbourn, Gamlingay, Over, Papworth Everard, Sawston and Swavesey
We are Cambridge's largest civic society run by local people who are passionate about where they live, and interested in making places more attractive, enjoyable and distinctive. Working with our members, supporters and volunteers we:
* Manage green spaces and historic buildings in and around the city for people and nature
* Champion high quality planning and the sustainable development of Cambridge and its surrounds
* Run a successful education and events programme teaching people of all ages about local heritage

Cambridge Past, Present & Future have spoken with a representative from one of the villages involved in this process and as a result, CambridgePPF is confident that the views of local residents has been considered and we support the process that has been carried out to draft these SPDs.
We believe that these will be valuable in influencing, for the better, the design of any future developments in and around these settlements. We therefore support these village SPDs.
We would like to make one general comment that would apply to all village design SPDs, relating to green infrastructure. The need to connect green infrastructure within the villages is very important if we are to nneet aspirations to halt the loss of biodiversity and ideally see a net-gain.
This means making sure that new developments are laid out in such a way that they do not sever green infrastructure and ideally, they help to connect it. This includes "private" spaces such as gardens as well as public spaces such as parks and verges. We would recommend that the principle of retaining or enhancing the connectivity of habitats within and adjacent to the villages is incorporated into these SPDs

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Support

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67880

Received: 28/05/2019

Respondent: BPHA

Representation:

Overall bpha are supportive of the approach taken within the South Cambridgeshire Village Design Statements.

Affordable housing should be addressed in the Village Design Statements.

The approach taken to the appropriate materials to be used within new development is broadly supported. The Village Design Guides should strike a balance between innovation and following a rigid design approach with reference to Modern Methods of Construction

We would strongly support improvements being made to the public realm to contribute towards the viability of local service provision within village centres.

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Overall bpha are supportive of the approach taken within the South Cambridgeshire Village Design Statements.
bpha is a registered not for profit affordable housing provider with over 18,000 homes within the Cambridge to Oxford arc. We are committed to building and maintaining quality affordable homes in thriving communities.
More information can be found at — www.bpha.org.uk

bpha have a commitment to provide well-designed high quality housing for our customers. Our approach to delivery is informed by key financial viability considerations. We look forward to working with SCDC to deliver a range of housing opportunities for your residents that is financially sustainable and reflects that addresses the design issues raised in the statement.

As an organisation bpha are looking to increase the number of homes that we provide through land-led opportunities. The Village Design Guides provide a useful insight into the important design issues at a neighbourhood level that we will consider early in the development design and planning process. We remain committed to working with SCDC in order to find appropriate design responses to housing development.

We are currently in contract with various developers across multiple sites in the South Cambridgeshire area. Most notable locally is that bpha are contracted to deliver all affordable homes on Phase 1 at Northstowe. Via our Market sale arm Bushmead Homes we have acquired open market sites in Over, Swavesey and Gamlingay to deliver market sale and affordable homes.

Please find attached below comments on the Village Design Statements. Should you have any questions on the points raised please do not hesitate in contacting me.

In terms of an overall comment the Village Design Statements cover seven villages across South Cambridgeshire. What would be helpful is also identifying important design considerations for those villages that sit outside the areas covered by the Village Design Statements. We are currently actively looking at rural exception sites across South Cambridgeshire and such guidance would be useful.

In relatoin to the content of the Village Design Statements. The broad comments that can be read across all the statements can be summarised into the following categories:

Affordable Housing - the deliery of new affordable housing is key to the delivery of the strategic objectives of bpha. In terms of village sustainability the delivery of affordable homes to meet the needs of the local community is vital. This requires the delivery of a broad range and tenure of homes.

While there is reference to the importance of well-designed affordable housing such as in the case of Robinson Court, Gamlingay, many of the statements are silent on the issue of affordable housing. The planning system should balance the demand of particular the types of affordable housing within a village with the requirements of the densikty parameters set out in the Village Design Statements. Therefore the approach to meeting specific housing needs should be addressed in the Village Design Statements. Consideration to the Nationally Prescribed Space Standards, Lifetime Homes and Building Regulation accessibility/adaptability ought to considered.

Materials - the approach to taken to the appropriate materials to be used within new developments is broadly supported. It is welcomed that the document refers to the type of materials that are likely to be acceptable without specifying specific products.

The availability of materials is a critical factor for development delivery, with the lead in times for materials such as bricks having a significant impact on a development programme. Therefore we would welcome a dialogue with SCDC early in the development process of a broad palette of products that would be acceptable. This is cruicial for our cost planning of developments.

The Village Design Statements should also recognise that in relation to innovation in the building industry through Modern Methods of Construction to include off-site and modular housing. A sustainability balance should be struck between innovation and following a rigid design approach.

Public Realm Investment - In the case of the larger villages reference such as Sawston and Fulbourn reference is made to the need for public realm improvements being made to the local centre. We would strongly support improvements being made the public realm to contribute towards the viability of local service provision within village centres.

In terms of specific comments, we have the following comments on the individual Village Design Statements:

Caldecote

Support the principles of partnership working on flood management. There is no mention of affordable housing within the statement this should be addressed.

Fulbourn

The following statement is made 'The need for a housing mix including suitable dwellings for the elderly and for younger households' is identifed as not an issue to be addressed with the Village Design Statement. This is not correct as the approach taken to density in the Statements will affect the delivery of certain types of affordable housing.

The objective for an improved High Street is supported as improvements to the public realm will support the financial viability of local services as it will create a better environment to visit.

In relation to improvements to existing stock there needs to be a consideration of wider issues such as External Wall Insulation and the acceptability of such changes.

At paragraph 10.13 reference is made to self build reference in addition the reference should be extended to include custom build.

Gamlingay

Broad support to the reference that affordable housing can play in village i.e. Robinson Court. The reference to taking influence from non-residential uses in housing such as agricultural and live work influences is welcomed

Over

At paragraph 4.5 it is stated 'Development should seek to maintain and enhance wildlife corridors in ways that are not costly to maintain.' The importance of wildlife corridors is supported as is the recognition that this should be undertaken in a cost effective way.

We support the proposals for better linkages to the guided busway. Mobility is critical for access to jobs and services and it is recognised that access to a car is lower for those on lower incomes.

At paragraph 8.7 it is stated 'Surface of green lanes should be permeable and easy to maintain'. We support the provision of a green land network this should consider the whole life costing of mterials to be used. In addition consideration should be given to the materials being acceptable for cycling. Sustrans give useful guidance in the following document: www.sustrans.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/files/migrated-pdfs/Technical%20Note%208%20-%20Path%20surfaces(1).pdf

Papworth Everard

The statement makes a strong emphasis on corridors for movement, the point made above on Over is of relevance here.

Sawston

The use of terraces to raise densities is supported.
The proposed public realm improvements and frontages is supported although an appropriate upfront capital budget is important it is also critical that there is a long-term revenue maintenance budget

Swavesey

Support the need for collaborative working on flood risk. In relation to the requirement for low carbon housing this should take into account the need for schemes to be viable with a sustainable maintenance strategy. Consider design implications of electrical generation (solar PVs) due to the shift to electric cars etc.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67887

Received: 23/04/2019

Respondent: Forestry Commission England

Representation:

One of the main criteria which needs to be considered in species choice re climate change. We hope all the villages will consider how the can use trees to reduce the impact of climate change. Where villages have Ancient Woodland in close proximity, the design guides need to refer to the government policy set out in the Joint Standing Advice of Natural England and the Forstrey Commission. Ask is no longer an option to planting due to ask dieback and should be replaced by sycamore.

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For the Attention of Hana Loftus,

Thank you for consulting the Forestry Commission on the village design guides. Our points are general points which might apply to more than one village design guide.

Some of the villages have said they want to plant trees and have listed that they want native tree species and have listed which ones, one of these we looked at included ash. It should be noted that ash is no longer available as an option for planting as there is a moratorium on the of movement of ash due to ash dieback Hymenoscyphus fraxineus which causes a lethal disease of ash in a number of ash species. Sycamore is an accepted substitute for ash as this species provides a similar ecosystem for the many species found on the ash tree and is an honorary native species. The other tree which has been listed in one village is cedar, for clarity this is not a native species, but then many very attractive trees are not native.

What is more important going forward one of the main criteria which needs to be considered in species choice will be climate change. The key concern is the right species for the soil and climate conditions. The Forestry Commission recommends that to address the issue of resilience to climate change there is a need to look at the provenance of species, which means there is a need to use, for example, oak trees sourced from 2-3 degrees south e.g. ( south of Paris). There is an online tool available to choose the right species for the soils and site conditions called Ecological Site Classification tool http://www.forestdss.org.uk/geoforestdss/esc4.jsp. This tool can suggest suitable species with the right inputs.

Our second main point is regarding Ancient Semi Natural Woodland. Where villages have Ancient Woodland in close proximity, the design guides need to refer to the government policy set out in the Joint Standing Advice of Natural England and the Forestry Commission https://www.gov.uk/guidance/ancient-woodland-and-veteran-trees-protection-surveys-licences, this advice also covers Plantations on Ancient Woodland Sites (PAWS) and veteran trees. We also note that though Natural England is mentioned at the end of some design guides with regard to Ancient Woodland and that they need consulting, this relates mainly to a SSSI whereas the Forestry Commission is a non-statutory consultee for any planning proposed within 500metres of any Ancient Woodland or PAWs, however reference should be made to the Standing Advice in the first instance.

Lastly, going back to the theme of climate change we hope that all the villages will consider how they can use trees to reduce the impact of climate change and also reduce their carbon footprint trees can be a significant asset to a community both in terms of shade, pollution absorption and place setting. I have attached a research paper which gives more information. Mainly its about urban areas but it will also apply to large new developments.

If there is an option a community woodland https://www.communitywoodland.org/why/ can also add a significant asset to a village for health and in terms of carbon footprint and natural capital.

I hope you find this useful.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67894

Received: 24/04/2019

Respondent: Natural England

Representation:

"The SPDs could consider making provision for Green Infrastructure within development. This should be in line with any GI strategy covering your area.
The SPD could consider incorporating features which are beneficial to wildlife within development
The SPD may provide opportunities to enhance the character and local distinctiveness through green infrastructure and contact with nature."

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Dear Hana Loftus

South Cambridgeshire District Council - Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

Thank you for your consultation on the above dated 11 April 2019, which was received by Natural England on 11 April 2019.

Natural England is a non-departmental public body. Our statutory purpose is to ensure that the natural environment is conserved, enhanced, and managed for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development.

Our remit includes protected sites and landscapes, biodiversity, geodiversity, soils, protected species, landscape character, green infrastructure and access to and enjoyment of nature.

While we welcome this opportunity to give our views, the topic this Supplementary Planning Document covers is unlikely to have major effects on the natural environment, but may nonetheless have some effects. We therefore do not wish to provide specific comments, but advise you to consider the following issues:

Green Infrastructure
This SPD could consider making provision for Green Infrastructure (GI) within development. This should be in line with any GI strategy covering your area.

The National Planning Policy Framework states that local planning authorities should plan 'positively for the creation, protection, enhancement and management of networks of biodiversity and green infrastructure'. The Planning Practice Guidance on Green Infrastructure provides more detail on this.

Urban green space provides multi-functional benefits. It contributes to coherent and resilient ecological networks, allowing species to move around within, and between, towns and the countryside with even small patches of habitat benefitting movement. Urban GI is also recognised as one of the most effective tools available to us in managing environmental risks such as flooding and heat waves. Greener neighbourhoods and improved access to nature can also improve public health and quality of life and reduce environmental inequalities.

There may be significant opportunities to retrofit green infrastructure in urban environments. These can be realised through:
* green roof systems and roof gardens;
* green walls to provide insulation or shading and cooling;
* new tree planting or altering the management of land (e.g. management of verges to enhance biodiversity).

You could also consider issues relating to the protection of natural resources, including air quality, ground and surface water and soils within urban design plans.

Further information on GI is include within The Town and Country Planning Association's "Design Guide for Sustainable Communities" and their more recent "Good Practice Guidance for Green Infrastructure and Biodiversity".

Biodiversity enhancement
This SPD could consider incorporating features which are beneficial to wildlife within development, in line with paragraph 118 of the National Planning Policy Framework. You may wish to consider providing guidance on, for example, the level of bat roost or bird box provision within the built structure, or other measures to enhance biodiversity in the urban environment. An example of good practice includes the Exeter Residential Design Guide SPD, which advises (amongst other matters) a ratio of one nest/roost box per residential unit.

Landscape enhancement
The SPD may provide opportunities to enhance the character and local distinctiveness of the surrounding natural and built environment; use natural resources more sustainably; and bring benefits for the local community, for example through green infrastructure provision and access to and contact with nature. Landscape characterisation and townscape assessments, and associated sensitivity and capacity assessments provide tools for planners and developers to consider how new development might makes a positive contribution to the character and functions of the landscape through sensitive siting and good design and avoid unacceptable impacts.

For example, it may be appropriate to seek that, where viable, trees should be of a species capable of growth to exceed building height and managed so to do, and where mature trees are retained on site, provision is made for succession planting so that new trees will be well established by the time mature trees die.

Other design considerations
The NPPF includes a number of design principles which could be considered, including the impacts of lighting on landscape and biodiversity (para 125).

Strategic Environmental Assessment/Habitats Regulations Assessment
A SPD requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment only in exceptional circumstances as set out in the Planning Practice Guidance here. While SPDs are unlikely to give rise to likely significant effects on European Sites, they should be considered as a plan under the Habitats Regulations in the same way as any other plan or project. If your SPD requires a Strategic Environmental Assessment or Habitats Regulation Assessment, you are required to consult us at certain stages as set out in the Planning Practice Guidance.

Should the plan be amended in a way which significantly affects its impact on the natural environment, then, please consult Natural England again.

Please send all planning consultations electronically to the consultation hub at consultations@naturalengland.org.uk.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67901

Received: 30/04/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Representation:

Secured by Design for all new housing and commercial development can be achieved to create a safe and secure environment. Developers should, at an early stage, seek advice from the Police Desiging Out Crime Offiers at Cambridgeshire Police Headquarters.

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I would like these comments be made applicable to each of the Design Guides (Caldecote, Fulbourn, Gamlingay, Over, Papworth Everard, Sawston and Swavesey).
Developers should ensure that crime prevention is considered as an integral part of the initial design of any development and not as an afterthought. Development should incorporate the principles of 'Secured by Design'. In particular they will need to demonstrate how their development proposal has addressed the following issues, in order to design out crime to avoid the creation of opportunities for crime:
* Natural Surveillance of public and semi‐private spaces, in particular, entrances to a development, paths, play areas, open spaces and car parks.
* Defensible space and the clear definition, differentiation and robust separation of public, private and semiprivate space, so that all the spaces are clearly defined and adequately protected in terms of their use and ownership.
* Consideration for some lighting, in particular shared parking courts and footpaths.
* Design and layout of pedestrian, cycle and vehicle routes into and within the site, including how these integrate with existing patterns in the village.
* Landscaping and planting, in particular, potential hiding places and dark or secluded areas should not be created.

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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67908

Received: 30/05/2019

Respondent: Sport England

Representation:

Sport England supports the development of safe pedestrian and cycle routes through all new developments, but the reference should be widened to refer also to the need to design new development to improve opportunities for all types of formal and informal sport and physical activity.

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Sport England supports the development of safe pedestrian and cycle routes through all developments, but the reference should be widened to refer also to the need to design new development to improve opportunities for all types of formal and informal sport and physical activity..
Sport England, in conjunction with Public Health England, has produced 'Active Design' (October 2015), a guide to planning new developments that create the right environment to help people get more active, more often, in the interests of health and wellbeing. The guidance sets out ten key principles for ensuring new developments incorporate opportunities for people to take part in sport and physical activity. The Active Design principles are aimed at contributing towards the Government's desire for the planning system to promote healthy communities through good urban design. Sport England would commend the use of the guidance in the master planning process for new residential developments, and the document should be referenced in these village design guides. The document can be downloaded via the following link: http://www.sportengland.org/activedesign

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Object

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 68340

Received: 10/07/2019

Respondent: Papworth Everard Parish Council

Representation:

Object - title of Chapter 8. Propose adding 'Hospital site to read 'The Papworth Royal Hospital site'. the hospital has never been known as the Papworth Royal, also the Hospital has now relocated to Cambridge, so the buildings in Papworth Everard are no longer a hospital, but very much a 'site'.

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OBJECT - title of Chapter 8. Propose adding 'Hospital site' to read 'The Papworth
Royal Hospital site'. The hospital has never been known as 'The Papworth Royal',
also the Hospital has now relocated to Cambridge, so the buildings in Papworth
Everard are no longer a hospital, but vey much a 'site'.
Chapter 4
Although Chapter 9 on building design refers to Chapter 4, there is a paucity of
information on buildings in Chapter 4.
Paragraph entitled 'Ermine Street' Propose adding to end of paragraph: 'Houses of
the 19th Century in the village centre are of white Gault clay brick and originally had
either plain tile or slate roofs. Early 20th Century houses are either of common or red
brick (southern end of Ermine Street South), or of red brick with a cream painted render
first floor (northern end of Ermine Street North).
Paragraph entitled 'Wood Lane' Propose amending the sentence that begins
'Houses were built as a mix...' as follows: "Houses were built as a mix of singlestorey
pre-fabs (corrugated asbestos sheets) and two-storey semis; the semis
consist of white or cream painted brick (Ridgeway and Baron's Way) red brick
(Wood Lane and Brookfield Road) or of red brick with a cream painted, rendered
first floor (Pendragon Hill). (All but one of the pre-fabs have been replaced with
modern houses during the last 30 years)."
Hayman's Way and Varrier-Jones Change first sentence to read "A large late 20th
century estate..."
Cheere and Hamden Replace first sentence with the following: "Hamden Way
was the first area of private housing built in the village since the arrival of the
Papworth Village Settlement in 1917. It was constructed in the late 1980s and
1990s. Cheere Way and Jubilee Green, closer to Ermine Street, are of the early
21st Century and were built contemporaneously with the new village centre,
predominantly of buff brick."
OBJECT
Fig 12 requires the addition of a proposed pedestrian/cycle route from the
roundabout at the southern end of the village, southward on the eastern side of the
A1198.
(Funding is available for a new pedestrian and cycle way along the A1198 between
Papworth Everard and Caxton Gibbet, which will be constructed under the
management of the County Council in due course).
COMMENT:
You may wish to amend 'needles' to read 'thorns'
OBJECT
Change title of Chapter to read: 'The Royal Papworth Hospital site'
Fig 15: Change title to read: Design principles for the Royal Papworth Hospital site'.
Fig 15: Should '(NTS)' read '(NHS)'?
In the penultimate line of the first column of text on page 20 you may wish to
consider amending 'leisures' to read 'leisure'.
Chapter 4
First two paragraphs
The first paragraph in bold type gives no firm advice and by putting "Materials vary
quite widely across the village..." in a primary position will give developers and their
designers the impression that any materials could be successfully introduced into
Papworth Everard.
The parish council proposes moving the current second paragraph (starting "Ermine
Street and...") to the start of the text, as it gives a positive message and contains
guidance. And we propose demoting the current opening paragraph to second place.
The parish council very much supports the guidance contained in paragraph 9.1.
The road name 'Chapel Lane' in the current second paragraph and in paragraph 9.3 is incorrect and should be amended to read: 'Church Lane'.
Fig 21 Caption
All the original wards and other buildings at Papworth Hospital were constructed of
brick. Therefore, the parish council does not understand why the wording "unusual in
this context for their use"... of red brick. We suggest the words quoted here are
wording quoted here is deleted. If a contrast is being made between the red brick of
the original buildings and the modern materials used on buildings of more recent
construction, this should be made clear.