Question 29. How flexible should we be about the uses we allow in our city, town, district, local and village centres?

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Form ID: 50274
Respondent: Brookgate Property and Aviva Investors
Agent: Bidwells

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5.17 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities. A flexible approach to the density and heights of development that will be provided on sustainable sites such as Kett House and 10 Station Road is welcomed.

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Form ID: 50304
Respondent: Fen Ditton Parish Council

Somewhat flexible

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Form ID: 50356
Respondent: Brookgate
Agent: Bidwells

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5.17 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities. A flexible approach to the density and heights of development that will be provided on sustainable sites such as Land at Cambridge North is welcomed. 3 UK Industrial Strategy 2017 p18 4 CPIER p41

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Form ID: 50455
Respondent: Magdalene College
Agent: Turley

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Question 29 – Uses in the City Centre 2.13 Magdalene College consider it vital that the new local plan recognises that during the plan period, the nature of the City Centre will evolve. There seems no question that retail uses in the centre will change / decline and therefore considerable flexibility will be needed to allow buildings to adapt to new uses and so to maintain the city centre as a thriving and popular destination. 2.14 The local plan therefore needs to allow scope for a range of new residential, business and leisure uses to develop to replace retail uses. Care will also be needed to ensure that suitable facilities can be provided to aid ‘last mile delivery’ of on-line purchases (which will increasingly replace traditional retail) and will be especially important if residential density in the centre increases. 2.15 A clear vision for the city centre is needed with flexible policies to maintain the vibrancy and prevent areas of disused and underused buildings which will harm the attractiveness of the city and provide insufficient revenue to maintain the wealth of historic buildings it contains.

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Form ID: 50571
Respondent: Cambridge University Health Partners
Agent: Cambridge University Health Partners

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Form ID: 50631
Respondent: PX Farms Ltd
Agent: Bidwells

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5.6.1 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 5.6.2 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres; sometimes forcing units to be vacant for 12 months to satisfy a policy requirement. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities.

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Form ID: 50760
Respondent: Trinity College
Agent: Bidwells

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5.15 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 3 UK Industrial Strategy 2017 p18 4 CPIER p41 5.16 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres; sometimes forcing units to be vacant for 12 months to satisfy a policy requirement. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities.

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Form ID: 50922
Respondent: The Landowners
Agent: Miss Simone Skinner

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4.42 We believe it is important to be flexible in the uses that are allowed to ensure a range of services are available but there needs to be a balance having regard to the impact of the internet on businesses and travel. If facilities are restricted to particular levels in a settlement hierarchy, this can increase travelling. In a rural district it is important to encourage and support access to local services and facilities to meet their day-to-day needs. However, moving forward this needs to be balanced with the changes internet shopping may bring forward.

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Form ID: 50974
Respondent: The Landowners
Agent: Miss Simone Skinner

Somewhat flexible

4.41 We believe it is important to be flexible in the uses that are allowed to ensure a range of services are available but there needs to be a balance having regard to the impact of the internet on businesses and travel. If facilities are restricted to particular levels in a settlement hierarchy, this can increase travelling. In a rural district it is important to encourage and support access to local services and facilities to meet their day-to-day needs. However, moving forward this needs to be balanced with the changes internet shopping may bring forward.

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Form ID: 51163
Respondent: First Base
Agent: Bidwells

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5.17 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities. A flexible approach to the density and heights of development that will be provided on sustainable sites such as the Travis Perkins site is welcomed.

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Form ID: 51304
Respondent: Varrier-Jones Foundation
Agent: Bidwells

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5.16 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 5.17 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres; sometimes forcing units to be vacant for 12 months to satisfy a policy requirement. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities.

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Form ID: 51339
Respondent: Grosvenor Britain & Ireland
Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

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A mix of uses should be offered, which is appropriate to the context of its local community and scale of centre. This should be combined with the opportunity to reduce the need for travel where possible.

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Form ID: 51440
Respondent: Axis Land Partnerships
Agent: Bidwells

Very flexible

4.53 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations (with restriction to prevent nuisance), are particularly appropriate in rural settlements to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 4.54 it is important that residents of new developments have access to local services and facilities to meet their day-to-day needs.

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Form ID: 51471
Respondent: Endurance Estates
Agent: Bidwells

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3.32 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically.

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Form ID: 51510
Respondent: Universities Superannuation Scheme Ltd (USS)
Agent: Deloitte LLP

Very flexible

Flexibility to enable town centres to respond to change, particularly during a period of rapid structural change, is vital. Policy support should be provided to convert spaces within Main Town Centre uses to follow market demands and new tenant trends. In particular, leisure is a suitable compatible use. The changing retail context means that other uses should also be considered. By encouraging more mixed use development in the city centre including office and residential uses there will be more footfall which would help to support the existing retail space. It also supports the principles of sustainable communities and being able to work, live and play in one area.

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Form ID: 51596
Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

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WITH REFERENCE TO 4.5.3 The provision of high quality education supports economic development by providing the individual with the necessary skills to take advantage of the employment opportunities available. Equally, providing the right opportunities in terms of employment can also help to meet local needs, as well as provide opportunities for valuable and varied employment from further people travelling/relocating from further afield.A balance of the two key elements above is essential in achieving great places to live, work and learn.

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Form ID: 51699
Respondent: U+I Group PLC
Agent: Carter Jonas

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2.49 We think that policy can help to support a range of business types, from a flexible range of unit types and sizes (including for start-ups and Small and Medium Sized Enterprises), specialist uses like commercial laboratory space, hybrid buildings capable of a mix of uses, incorporating offices and manufacturing uses, to shared social spaces, for example central hubs, cafes. 2.50 Flexibility can also be applied to proposals for meanwhile/worthwhile uses, which help to optimise economic development benefits and promote innovation at the earlier stages of the development process, such as in NEC, where meanwhile uses can help activate areas that might otherwise lie vacant.

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Form ID: 56198
Respondent: Ms Cathy Parker

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· We should be very flexible about the uses we allow in our city, town, district, local and village centres. Communities should provide a diverse range of employment, shopping, leisure and educational opportunities as close as reasonably possible to homes to enable shorter and more sustainable journeys. · The Local Plan should embrace the notion of 'compact development' that reduces the distance that people have to travel for typical everyday needs, keeping them within easy cycling reach.

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Form ID: 56333
Respondent: First Base
Agent: Bidwells

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5.17 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities. A flexible approach to the density and heights of development that will be provided on sustainable sites such as the Travis Perkins site is welcomed.

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Form ID: 56372
Respondent: PX Farms Ltd
Agent: Bidwells

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5.6.1 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 5.6.2 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres; sometimes forcing units to be vacant for 12 months to satisfy a policy requirement. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities.

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Form ID: 56413
Respondent: Bidwells
Agent: Bidwells

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5.15 All uses of an appropriate scale could be included in every settlement. Mixed use site allocations are particularly appropriate in rural settlements and new settlements / urban expansions to enable local commercial and retail businesses to grow organically. 5.16 An overly prescriptive policy framework can harm the viability and vitality of centres; sometimes forcing units to be vacant for 12 months to satisfy a policy requirement. A modern, responsive policy approach is welcomed to allow for a wider range of services and facilities.

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