Supporting Documents to Waterbeach New Town SPD

Representation ID: 167565

Received: 25/10/2018

Respondent: Natural England

Representation Summary:

Comments outlining areas of mitigation to address effects of increased recreational pressure.

Note the 'no significant environmental effects' conclusion based on SPD making no material changes to site area to the site assessed in Local Plan.

Uncertainties remain with regard to effects on Wicken Fen through increased recreational pressure and it is suggested this should be addressed through planning application stage. Do not agree it should be deferred to the detailed stage. Should be addressed in SPD and an SA prepared.

SA Screening conclusion contrary to advice of all statutory environmental consultees. Significant concerns with this based on the scale of proposed development and potential impacts on the natural environment including nationally and internationally designated sites. Advise you review your decision and carry out an SA.