Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Representation ID: 168237

Received: 31/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:

HIM12 - Local Green Space

Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC), as landowner, objects to both allocation of Infant School Field on New School Road (Ref V14) and northern part of Northern Buxhall Farm site (Ref V4) as designated Local Green Spaces as defined in NPPF.

Infant School Field already designated as PVAA under Local Plan. Regarding northern part of Northern Buxhall Farm site: to be designated as a Local Green Space, land needs to meet tests set out in NPPF. Northern part of Northern Buxhall Farm site currently outside of village envelope , remote from village core; is not readily accessible on foot; and holds little significance in terms to historic significance, recreational value or beauty. Already green belt.

CCC wants to work with community to provide recreational/amenity space as part of a wider future development. CCC already provides permissive access to Histon Wood and Girton Wood (Table5: HIM12 V12, V13). CCC submitted southern area of Buxhall Farm Site as part of Greater Cambridge Local Plan 'Call for Sites' and will continue to promote it in future.