Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55935

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Ridgeons intends to remain at its existing site off Nuffield Road and to retain the existing
builders merchant operations at the site, in order to meet the needs of its customers. Policy 24b
sets out the approach for the relocation of existing uses which are incompatible with the delivery
of development at North East Cambridge. As set out above, proposed residential uses at the Nuffield
Road Industrial Estate site could be incompatible with the existing operations at the builders
merchant on the Ridgeons site in terms of potential noise generating activities. It is requested
that the design and layout of the proposed residential uses at Nuffield Road Industrial Estate, and
the design of the strategic walking and cycling routes on Nuffield Road, should be integrated and
compatible with the existing builders merchant operations at the Ridgeons site. If that is not
possible, then an alternative site should be identified for the relocation of the Ridgeons
operation either at Cowley Road Industrial Estate or a suitable site elsewhere should they decide
to leave Nuffield Road.