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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67836

Received: 18/06/2019

Respondent: Dr Stephen Hoath

Representation:

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:

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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Comment

Draft Papworth Everard Village Design Guide SPD

Representation ID: 67839

Received: 09/06/2019

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Representation:

Protection of views and vistas goes beyond the typical remit of an SPD on design and should be considered in depth through either the strategic plan at district level or through a neighbourhood plan. While landscape considerations are undoubtedly important, they must be considered alongside more strategic issues such as overall levels of growth.

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Dear Sir / Madam,

I am writing to provide the comments of Gladman Developments Limited in response to the consultation on the draft Village Design Guide SPD (VDG) for Papworth Everard. Gladman request that you take these into account in the preparation of the SPD.


Gladman note that the Design Guide is intended as a user-friendly tool for developers (amongst others) and aims to set out clear design principles to guide future development proposals in and around the village. It is important that the Guide is used as a basis to inform discussions between developers, their consultants and the Council and that the guidance is not misinterpreted as rigid policy requirements.


Gladman wish to make the following, brief comments on the draft VDG:


* Section 3 sets out the priorities for the VDG, which include the protection of views and vistas across the village.

Gladman considers that this matter goes beyond the typical remit of an SPD on design and should be considered in depth through plan-making, either through a strategic plan at district level or through a neighbourhood plan. While landscape considerations are undoubtedly important, they must be considered alongside more strategic issues such as overall levels of growth.

* Sections 5 concerns landscape-led design. Figure 10 identifies "valued" green spaces/gaps and internal and external views. However, the evidential basis for these "valued" views is unclear. Again, this potentially goes beyond the remit of a design SPD and into a matter that would be more appropriately considered through plan-making or a detailed landscape character assessment .

* Section 9 sets out basic principles for the design of new homes. Gladman welcomes the fact that while recognising distinctive styles within different parts of Papworth, the guidance does not seek to prescribe detailed requirements for any element of design, including materials or house types .


Gladman trust that you find the above comments constructive . Should you require any clarification or wish to discuss the points raised, please do not hesitate to contact me.

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