Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168250

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:


The County Council has historically supported integration of education facilities into the communities that they serve. In that respect there is support, in principle, for the shared and dual use of sports facilities however it is recognised in the SPD that this will be subject to the developer securing the necessary agreements to deliver the school facilities to the community.

It should be noted however that whilst the Council supports the principle, actual delivery will largely be dependent on securing agreement with the school operator. Whilst the Council can seek to influence this it is ultimately out of its control. Therefore until an operator is selected and there is certainty that shared use can be delivered it is advised that the LPA maintains a fall-back position to ensure that its sport and playing field standards are met.

Full text:

The attached note sets out the County Council officer comments on the Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document in response to a consultation by South Cambridgeshire District Council. Whilst local County Members have been made aware of the consultation, this response does not include their comments or considerations or those of the Economy and Environment Committee which will endorse this response at its meeting on 19th September.

This response includes the comments of the following Council services and functions:
- Transport Assessment
- Education
- County Planning Minerals and Waste
- Historic Environment
- Local Lead Flood Authority
- Public Health