Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168319

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation Summary:


CP are fully aware of key importance of junction onto the Broadway both as an entrance to new village but also in light of its interaction with the existing community at Bourn. Junction has been a key area of focus during both preapplication discussions and during application process itself with key stakeholders and the local community.

Following publication of SPD, CP have revisited proposals for the Broadway access as shown in design appendix to seek to respond to aspirations but within land which is currently available - and which is shown within Local Plan allocation. Whilst through application process, and in particular the meeting on 10th May 2019, CP advised that they were prepared to consider a contingency arrangement this was only on basis that it was fully accepted by SCDC that there were no constraints in delivery of access as shown in application, pursuant to responses received from CCC. Contingency arrangement explained by Mayer Brown related to an obligation to submit a revision to access at an agreed date in 2020, if formal confirmation was provided by CCC that transfer of land required to form part of public highway was complete. At this stage there is no further certainty that land will be transferred and as such it is considered the spatial framework should be based on land included within Local Plan allocation.

In relation to enhancement to the existing junction of St Neots Road and the Broadway, CP note that the capacity assessments are not showing that any improvements are required at this junction.