Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 167980
Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council
1.3 KEY ISSUES (1, 3 & 4)
Archaeological trial trench evaluations and geo-physical surveys identify the application area was intensively settled and cultivated in the Iron Age and Roman period; the 20th century military aviation heritage is also of significance.
Historic Environment recommend an archaeological condition to reduce the impact upon sub-surface assets of archaeological interest.
Historic Environment consider that heritage assets within the site have greater potential to contribute to the character and distinctiveness of the new settlement.
Historic Environment can contribute to identified Key Issues 1, 3 & 4 and on considerations for open space and recreation, which could be supported by heritage trails and interpretation referring to both the archaeological and military heritage.
Consideration should be given to the north-east to south-west runway for the preservation of the site's heritage.