Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167656

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Representation Summary:

Policy COH/1-1 Landscape Character

Development can often be delivered without loss of openness, landscape character or views considered important to local community. Use of appropriate design to take into consideration wider landscape features of surrounding area.

Concern policy has protectionist stance - how will decision makers apply policy in consistent manner? Opinions on landscape are highly subjective - need further clarity about how these views are considered special to local community. Lead to inconsistency in decision making process. View needs some form of physical attribute to take it out of the ordinary rather than protecting open countryside for its own sake.

Need to modify policy - over restrictive. Contrary to basic conditions.