Greater Cambridge Housing Trajectory and Five Year Housing Land Supply - Main Document

Representation ID: 168565

Received: 14/10/2019

Respondent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Ridgeons, Cromwell Road, Cambridge

The full planning application has not been consented and should be given only limited weight, particularly given the applicants response in relation to viability. This would suggest that there are ongoing discussions to balance the s106 requests against the viability of the scheme, which could well take some time to resolve.

There is clear evidence that progress is being made on the site through ownership being passed to CIP and that permission has been achieved for the demolition of the existing buildings.

Only 245 dwellings pass the 'clear evidence' test and 50 dwellings should be discounted. Likely to have only one sales outlet with a build rate of 61dpa. No evidence is provided to suggest why significantly higher build rates would be realistic or achievable.

There is a realistic prospect that 183 dwellings are deliverable on this site within the five-year period.