Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019
Representation ID: 168324
Respondent: Countryside Properties
Agent: Andrew Martin Associates
4D OUTDOOR AND INDOOR SPORTS PROVISION
Final bullet should be more positively encouraging of shared use, because by clustering outdoor sports pitches it allows for economies of scale and more efficient use of land, better quality facilities in terms of size of pavilion, changing and other related facilities and efficiencies in terms of maintenance. It may allow efficiencies to reduce total space needed. Final sentence on demonstrating agreement is overly prescriptive, particularly given approach has already been agreed elsewhere in District. CP set out its outdoor sports proposals on basis that Education Authority were supportive of principle at pre- application stage. Discussions ongoing. If dual use is not agreed there is a significant loss of development land, which raises density of development or reduces overall capacity.
CP recognise benefits of locating sports pitches adjacent to eastern boundary. Provide multiple benefits - additional buffer between communities, access to sports pitches being more evenly spread throughout, and increased open space in important ecological corridor. Proposed amendments, including potential for hatched areas to provide certainty in both eventualities, are set out in full in design appendix.