Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55925

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Figure 21 shows building heights for the proposed residential development at Nuffield Road
Industrial Estate (including the Ridgeons site) of 4 to 5 storeys and a maximum of 6 storeys..
Policy 9 defines criteria for the density, height, scale and massing of proposed buildings in the
North East Cambridge area. However, there is no reference in the criteria to the relationship
between taller buildings and existing uses. This needs to be considered further, however it is
relevant to note that at present there are residential uses present in close proximity to the site.

If Ridgeons are able to viably relocate its existing builders merchant operations as part of
delivery of the AAP then the redevelopment of the site for residential development of between 4 and 6
storeys in height is supported.