Histon & Impington Neighbourhood Plan - Submission consultation

Representation ID: 168241

Received: 31/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:

HIM17 - The Infant School

Cambridgeshire County Council, as landowner, objects to designation for site to be safeguarded for community use only. Proposals for a new school site are being developed at Buxhall Farm but there is no absolute guarantee that CCC will be successful in obtaining planning permission. Long-term plans for site, if CCC is successful in obtaining planning permission, have yet to be determined. Policy highlights a preference for health facilities to be located on site. No direct approach has been received from our health partners regarding site. Policy states that if during the plan period, it becomes evident that there is no demand for community facilities on this site, then alternative uses of benefit to the community, including an affordable housing scheme to meet prevailing Community needs, will be supported. CCC objects to inclusion of this wording as it is too prescriptive. CCC submitted site as part of the Greater Cambridge Local Plan 'Call for Sites' -will continue to promote it in future. CCC aware of community's interest in site - willing to engage to consider long-terms plans for area.