Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168315

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation Summary:


CP acknowledge that SCDC will not determine its outline planning application until SPD has been adopted. CP have worked collaboratively with Council during Local Plan process, outline planning application process, and in preparation of draft SPD. CP's extensive evidence base has been updated and shared with SCDC. Agreement in principle on most matters. Comments highlight where there are differences of approach or views and wherever possible CP proposes to revise its plans where considered justified.

There are areas where CP consider their proposals have greater overall merit in design terms. Identified in document appended. SPD should provide flexibility to allow a range of design options to be explored, considered and determined through planning application process. CP has sought to demonstrate that its proposals do demonstrate a comprehensive approach to development. Of total of area of MDS at 172.6 hectares, CP control 160.9 hectares (93%). CP has liaised with Council and landowners/promoters of employment sites and owners of land to south to demonstrate the overall allocation and policy objectives, as well as third party interests will not be prejudiced by proposals.

Clearly demonstrated that planning application adopts a fully comprehensive approach. Delete the sentence: "Applications that fail to demonstrate a comprehensive approach to development, as set out in this document, will be refused planning permission". Planning system sets out that SPDs are material considerations and cannot set planning policy in this way.