Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168257

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Cambridgeshire County Council

Representation Summary:


An archaeological trial trench evaluation and geophysical survey was undertaken in the proposed development under S/2953/15/E2 & S/3440/18/OL. These identified that 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.

The development proposals will result in the impact of sub surface assets of archaeological interest. This can be managed by an archaeological condition as previously advised for planning application S/3440/18/OL.

We note that the 20th century use of the site as a military airfield is referenced but consider that heritage assets within the site have greater potential to contribute to the character and distinctiveness of the emerging new settlement.

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