Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 167965
Respondent: Mr Mark Stewart
4F ACCESS TO HEALTHY FOOD
Allotments must be easily accessible from the MDS.
4F - Assuming that allotments are considered to be "garden areas", this section suggests that that larger allotment areas _must_ be sited "outside the MDS" - which is unnecessarily restrictive and not obviously desirable. Given how prescriptive the SPD is on similar matters (e.g. location of sports facilities in Fix H), further guidance is needed. If specific locations are not to be proposed in the SPD, as a minimum it should provide some guidance as follows:
-- Allotments/etc. must be located "on-site" (Policy SC/7 allows for other locations).
-- Allotments and similar community gardens must be located so that they're in easy walking distance (400m/800m guideline).
-- Allotments must be easily accessible by vehicle from the MDS and provide (limited?) parking facilities - recognising that there are times where users need to move heavy items in/out of the allotment.
-- Allotments require facilities, e.g. mains water.