Draft Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document - June 2019

Representation ID: 168328

Received: 29/07/2019

Respondent: Countryside Properties

Agent: Andrew Martin Associates

Representation Summary:


Sets out a number of key design considerations including consideration of a Solar PV array on northern bank of proposed development, details of potential energy generation and carbon reduction benefits. Supports deployment of Solar PV along northern bank. Exact renewable energy generation and carbon reduction is subject to detailed design and carbon emissions factors at time of construction - recommend remove figures. Flexibility required to respond to future changes in technology which should be recognised with addition of bullet point:
* Given the construction programme, it is recognised that flexibility will be necessary with the carbon reduction strategy to respond to changes in technology and energy markets.

Section sets out a number of key sustainable design considerations, however given the long term nature of development it is considered these statements be re-worded as key design considerations rather than specific requirements as future detailed design of development may require alternative strategies as technology changes.

First paragraph states 'each developer should construct a sustainable show home in each development parcel location to demonstrate environmentally sustainable options' in accordance with the requirements of Local Plan Policy CC/3. Goes beyond Policy CC/3 in requiring each parcel to deliver a show home rather than development as a whole. It could be a single developer building many phases in which case a single show home would be sufficient. Text should be amended to be consistent with Local Plan.