Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55927

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

A residential use is supported on the site with a higher value use necessary in order to generate
sufficient value to Ridgeons to make relocation viable either within the AAP area or elsewhere.
Ridgeons is an established Cambridge business that needs to be located in close proximity to
Cambridge and its existing customers. If Ridgeons is to relocate from its existing site, then an
alternative suitable site should be identified at either Cowley Road Industrial Estate or elsewhere
within the wider North East Cambridge AAP area or close by; criteria (b) and (c) of Policy 12b
supports such an approach but it would assist if an alternative site could be identified for
Ridgeons should they decide to relocate from Nuffield Road.

Policy 12b is broadly supported, although it may not be possible or appropriate for a builders
merchant operation to operate as part of a mixed use multi storey building, and as such some flexibility would be needed if Ridgeons decide to relocate into land within Cowley Road Industrial Estate or elsewhere within the AAP area.