Question 28. In providing for a range of employment space, are there particular locations we should be focusing on? Are there specific locations important for different types of business or industry?

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Form ID: 44268
Respondent: Ms Claire Shannon

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating more jobs in the rural area so as to reduce travel to Cambridge. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability). We suggest that settlements such as Cottenham, Melbourne and Sawston, for example, would be appropriate locations for such allocations. This would be in line with the ‘Dispersal: Villages’ option presented under Q42.

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Form ID: 44347
Respondent: Mrs Rachel Radford

Locations for employment should be served by good and frequent public transport. It is no good expecting people to travel by bus or train and then have a 15 minute walk to their place of employment - many will choose to travel by private car in those circumstances. Building houses alongside employment locations does not necessarily reduce private car usage if there is little or no public transport. Family members still have to travel to work, schools and colleges and travel for leisure and other purposes, and people often change jobs without moving house.

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Form ID: 44391
Respondent: Mr Ken Warner

Every significant development should include some employment space that can be configured and reconfigured according to demand.

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Form ID: 44435
Respondent: CALA Group Ltd

Flexible and co-working space should be provided in villages in particular.

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Form ID: 44486
Respondent: West Wickham Parish Council

No specific locations in our Parish.

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Form ID: 44574
Respondent: The Executors of Mrs R. M. Rowley
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44575
Respondent: Land at WhittlesfButler family Butler family
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44616
Respondent: Maarnford-Butler family Maarnford Farm, Duxford Butler family
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south of Cambridge, including villages such as Duxford and Whittlesford, continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44647
Respondent: Mr Matthew O’Neill

The retail sector should be pushed into the city welcoming more independent businesses that are respectable for the heritage of the centre by lowering rates to set up more shops. Stop letting shop fronts be empty.

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Form ID: 44806
Respondent: The Executors of Mrs R. M. Rowley
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The villages and wider areas in close proximity to Cambridge continue to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44850
Respondent: Huddleston WaR.J. Driver Trust Richard Molton
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44889
Respondent: Common Lane-R.J. Driver Trust Richard Molton
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 44975
Respondent: Mrs Ann Johnson
Agent: Cheffins

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating housing and jobs more closely together allowing alternative modes of transport to the car to access jobs in and around Cambridge. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability). We suggest that settlements such as Stapleford and Great Shelford, would be appropriate locations for such allocations.

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Form ID: 45018
Respondent: Mr Robert Pearson
Agent: Cheffins

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating housing and jobs more closely together allowing alternative modes of transport to the car to access jobs. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability) and the ability to service Cambridge from employment sites We suggest that sites such as land to the south of the A14 services would be an appropriate location for such allocations.

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Form ID: 45198
Respondent: Gonville & Caius College

Major new employment space should be located where there is already a sectoral concentration of businesses/skills/attractions and synergy to build on and attract new like-minded occupiers. These should be in accessible locations and in particular where there are existing or forthcoming public transport connections or forthcoming ones such as South Cambridge with the newly announced preferred route for east-west rail. Additionally, focus should be on where there is an existing residential community and service provision with the potential to expand settlements so that the degree of self-containment between work, home and services can be optimised and service provision enhanced. In turn, development and infrastructure is not therefore having to start “from scratch”. The College’s “Call for Sites” proposals are firmly based on these principles, promoting a major new General Aviation and aerospace cluster (“AvTech”) at Duxford which already has an established village, existing infrastructure provision and a number of related business, including of course, the international IWM Duxford “brand”.

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Form ID: 45209
Respondent: Davison Family
Agent: Carter Jonas

Paragraph 82 of the NPPF recognises the need to provide for the specific locational requirements of the business sector. This is reconfirmed and expanded upon at paragraph 031 Reference ID: 2a-031-20190722 of the Planning Practice Guidance which notes the logistics industry plays a critical role in enabling an efficient, sustainable and effective supply of goods for consumers and businesses, as well as contributing to local employment opportunities, and has distinct locational requirements that need to be considered in formulating planning policies (separately from those relating to general industrial land). Strategic facilities serving national or regional markets are likely to require significant amounts of land, good access to strategic transport networks, sufficient power capacity and access to appropriately skilled local labour. Strategic scale logistics will require large sites with convenient access to the strategic transport network and suitable topography to efficiently develop warehousing. All new employment provision should be located where there are opportunities to travel to work by modes other than the private car and proximity to sources of labour with suitable skills will also be an important consideration. Crow Green at the junction of the A1198 / A428 is just such a location. The site is beyond the Cambridge Green Belt, substantial and broadly level, baseline technical studies (see accompanying Vision Document) have demonstrated that the site may be sustainably accessed and drained; that it has no adverse impacts on heritage assets and that suitable strategic scale landscape provision can mitigate visual impacts; that biodiversity net gain is anticipated; that there is a real prospect of delivering a scheme that is ‘zero net carbon’ and which may deliver between 4,500 – 6,500 new FTE jobs. The site is in close proximity to planned new transport infrastructure to be delivered in the short term, i.e. the Cambourne to Cambridge (C2C) Guided Busway which is being delivered as part of the Cambridge City Deal; and the programmed A428 dualling between Caxton Gibbet and the Black Cat roundabout on the A1, which will give a high standard of access to the strategic highway network east-west, as well as the north-south corridors of the M11 and A1. In the medium to longer term, the site will benefit from its proximity to the planned Expressway and the East-West Rail link, with a new railway station serving Cambourne. The committed expansion of Cambourne to the west (2,350 dwellings) and at Bourn Airfield (3,500 dwellings) will provide a substantial population increase in close vicinity of the site enabling jobs to be located close to housing growth. Please see the attached:- Crow Green, Caxton Gibbet Demand & Need Assessment Crow Green, Caxton Gibbet Vision Document

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Form ID: 45285
Respondent: JC Hartley Property
Agent: Ms Claire Shannon

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating more jobs in the rural area so as to reduce travel to Cambridge. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability). We suggest that settlements such as Cottenham, Melbourne and Sawston, for example, would be appropriate locations for such allocations. This would be in line with the ‘Dispersal: Villages’ option presented under Q42.

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Form ID: 45327
Respondent: Ms C Sawyer Nutt
Agent: Ms Claire Shannon

The area south of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore vital to plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based on existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 45375
Respondent: The Ickleton Society

Business locations should not adversely impact residential areas eg visually, adding to traffic problems etc. Businesses should be located near public transport. It is a myth than locating businesses in villages and near housing developments will mean that employees will live close to their work and the need for travel will be reduced. People no longer have jobs for life but change jobs a number of times during their working lives. For a variety of reasons, they do not move house each time they change job but choose to commute instead.

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Form ID: 45461
Respondent: David Chaplin
Agent: Cheffins

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating housing and jobs more closely together allowing alternative modes of transport to the car to access jobs in and around Cambridge. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability). We suggest that settlements such as Fulbourn and Abington Park Farm would be appropriate locations for such allocations

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Form ID: 45522
Respondent: Stephen & Jane Graves
Agent: Cheffins

The relationship between homes and jobs has the most influence over travel patterns. Therefore, far more attention should be paid to locating more jobs in the rural area/adjacent to new and existing settlements so as to reduce travel to Cambridge. We suggest that new employment allocations should be made in all key settlements in the rural areas so as to disperse more jobs away from Cambridge. Those settlements should be key rural centres where there are: • A certain level of existing or planned housing growth; • A good range of services and facilities; • An existing employment base, which can be built upon; and • Settlements within reasonable proximity of Cambridge – because of the market for land and premises (i.e. viability). We suggest that settlements such as Northstowe, for example, would be appropriate locations for such allocations. This would be in line with the ‘Dispersal: Villages’ or Public Transport corridors options as presented under Q42.

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Form ID: 45577
Respondent: Ms Jane Neal

Near by, accessible ones.

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Form ID: 45661
Respondent: Mr David Wright
Agent: Mr Ben Pridgeon

The area south and east of Cambridge continues to be attractive to certain employment sectors and that will continue so there will be pressure for such further development. It is therefore better to properly plan for this with an appropriate level of new housing based around existing settlements, in close proximity to existing employment sites and with appropriate non-car means of transport.

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Form ID: 45700
Respondent: Pigeon Land 2 Ltd .
Agent: Savills

Pigeon consider that the Local Plan should provide a balanced approach to the location of new employment development which both builds on existing strengths and takes advantages of the new opportunities created by the new settlements. The Local Plan should therefore seek to allocate a range of sizes and types of sites both close to existing clusters and at community level. This should include sites in proximity to existing hi-tech employment clusters such as the Science Park and the Biomedical Campus along with new and expansion of existing industrial estates. More community scaled facilities for start-ups and incubators should also be encouraged within new or expanding housing areas and employment areas as part of new or expanding settlements within strategic transport corridors. We would encourage further employment land allocations at Cambourne as part of such an approach. Policies should be flexible enough to allow for a range of business uses and to allow for the dynamic nature of businesses.

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Form ID: 45778
Respondent: Mr Alan Ackroyd

• Businesses and industrial spaces need to be connected to the high-quality cycling network, as well as public transport, in order to ensure that people have the opportunity to get to work without driving. • New developments should always include some space for adaptable businesses and light industrial uses, in order to provide employment in the community that is easily accessed on foot or bike, and a healthy mix of activities in new developments. • The Local Plan must not allow car-dependent 'dormitory estates' where everyone is forced to travel long distances to access everyday activities like jobs, schools, surgeries and shopping. • Absolutely no employment site should be developed or expanded in any location before sustainable transport links have been established. Cycling, bus and train links must be there before a single employee starts work and forms the habit of driving a car to work.

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Form ID: 45810
Respondent: Mr Guy Jones

• Businesses and industrial spaces need to be connected to the high-quality cycling network, as well as public transport, in order to ensure that people have the opportunity to get to work without driving. • New developments should always include some space for adaptable businesses and light industrial uses, in order to provide employment in the community that is easily accessed on foot or bike, and a healthy mix of activities in new developments. • The Local Plan must not allow car-dependent 'dormitory estates' where everyone is forced to travel long distances to access everyday activities like jobs, schools, surgeries and shopping. • Absolutely no employment site should be developed or expanded in any location before sustainable transport links have been established. Cycling, bus and train links must be there before a single employee starts work and forms the habit of driving a car to work.

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Form ID: 45888
Respondent: Mr Steven Williams

• Businesses and industrial spaces need to be connected to the high-quality cycling network, as well as public transport, in order to ensure that people have the opportunity to get to work without driving. • New developments should always include some space for adaptable businesses and light industrial uses, in order to provide employment in the community that is easily accessed on foot or bike, and a healthy mix of activities in new developments. • The Local Plan must not allow car-dependent 'dormitory estates' where everyone is forced to travel long distances to access everyday activities like jobs, schools, surgeries and shopping. • Absolutely no employment site should be developed or expanded in any location before sustainable transport links have been established. Cycling, bus and train links must be there before a single employee starts work and forms the habit of driving a car to work.

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Form ID: 46121
Respondent: Terry Sadler

We indeed have a highly mobile workforce who tend to move jobs much more frequently than they move house. In a recent survey just under 50% of respondents expected to move jobs. In such circumstances it would be unwise to encourage commercial developments on the edges of villages with the proviso that adjacent housing is provided by the developer, on the premise that this would reduce commuting. Not only would this be a recipe for encouraging greenfield developments just outside settlement frameworks, any gain in reduction of commuting times would disappear once employees moved jobs. Siting new homes near new employment opportunities also ignores the home to work trips of partners, school runs, shopping, social and entertainment trips. It may work as a short-term measure to increase the supply of new homes, but in the long run will only increase commuting and other unsustainable travel.

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Form ID: 46161
Respondent: Histon Road Residents' Association

• Businesses and industrial spaces need to be connected to the high-quality cycling network, as well as public transport, in order to ensure that people have the opportunity to get to work without driving. • New developments should always include some space for adaptable businesses and light industrial uses, in order to provide employment in the community that is easily accessed on foot or bike, and a healthy mix of activities in new developments. • The Local Plan must not allow car-dependent 'dormitory estates' where everyone is forced to travel long distances to access everyday activities like jobs, schools, surgeries and shopping. Absolutely no employment site should be developed or expanded in any location before sustainable transport links have been established. Cycling, bus and train links must be there before a single employee starts work and forms the habit of driving a car to work.

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Form ID: 46201
Respondent: Mr Martin Harnor

Businesses and industrial spaces need to be connected to the high-quality cycling network, as well as public transport, in order to ensure that people have the opportunity to get to work without driving. New developments should always include some space for adaptable businesses and light industrial uses, in order to provide employment in the community that is easily accessed on foot or bike, and a healthy mix of activities in new developments. The Local Plan must not allow car-dependent 'dormitory estates' where everyone is forced to travel long distances to access everyday activities like jobs, schools, surgeries and shopping. Absolutely no employment site should be developed or expanded in any location before sustainable transport links have been established. Cycling, bus and train links must be there before a single employee starts work and forms the habit of driving a car to work. The levels of car driving to commute to work in Cambridge are already cripplingly high without adding further to these.

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