Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55924

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

The comprehensive approach towards development and regeneration at North East Cambridge is broadly
supported. Policy 1 expects the criteria in Policy 23 (Comprehensive and Coordinated Development)
to be addressed for development proposals. It is noted that Policy 23 requires applications for
major development to successfully integrate with the surrounding area. The Nuffield Road Industrial
Estate (where the Ridgeons site is located) is proposed to be redeveloped for residential use in
the AAP; comprising 4 to 5 storeys and a maximum of 6 storeys. However, it should be expected that
the existing builders merchant operations at the Ridgeons site would continue and therefore the
activities associated with that existing use could be incompatible with the proposed residential
use of neighbouring land particularly if tall buildings are provided adjacent to the Ridgeons site.
Therefore, and as set out in the representations to Policy 23, the parameters for residential
development at the Nuffield Road Industrial Estate site should be defined and adjusted to ensure
that those uses are integrated and compatible with the existing builders merchant operations at the
Ridgeons site on the basis that it remains. Should a residential use be progressed on the site,
this could not happen until a suitable alternative site for
the existing Ridgeons operation has been identified and approved.