Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168313
Respondent: Countryside Properties
Agent: Andrew Martin Associates
1.3 KEY ISSUES - 2 GREEN TO THE CORE
CP agree with the six stated key issues. However, there is concern with how the wording under 2. 'Green to the core' could be interpreted at the determination of future planning applications. Whilst SCDC aspires to create a cleaner, greener and zero carbon future for all its communities, the latter term should not be regarded as a mandatory requirement. Policy SS/7 requires under 'Sustainability' heading at item 10 that:
"The new village will incorporate and deliver opportunities to exceed sustainable design and
construction standards established by the Local Plan. These measures could include
combined heat and power."
SPD should be consistent with policy guidance and not require even higher standards. Outline planning application contains a package of measures to satisfy this policy which have been discussed and agreed in principle with officers.