Cottenham Neighbourhood Plan - submission consultation

Representation ID: 167682

Received: 25/03/2019

Respondent: South Cambridgeshire District Council

Representation Summary:

Policy COH/2-4: Locally affordable housing and CLT

We feel that this policy could be misinterpreted to imply that it is promoting housing development in the open countryside. In criterion a) it states that homes are located on sites near or immediately adjacent to Cottenham's development framework boundary. We feel that the term "near" would need to be defined very precisely. Developers could see this as an opportunity to propose sites well away from the existing built area of the village of Cottenham which would be contrary to national and local plan policy. Would a preferable term be 'adjoining' to the framework? This would conform to the wording in the Local Plan policy on rural exception sites (Policy H/11)