Draft North East Cambridge Area Action Plan

Representation ID: 55937

Received: 05/10/2020

Respondent: Ridgeons Timber & Builders Merchants and Turnstone Estates

Agent: Carter Jonas

Representation Summary:

Policy 27 sets out the purpose and approach to planning contributions for development within the
North East Cambridge Area. It is acknowledged that the policy contains some flexibility, in that
contributions will be assessed on a site by site basis and that viability will be assessed where
relevant. It is requested that the level of planning contributions and viability matters should
also take into account whether a development is related to the relocation of an existing business
or use within the AAP area and enable the delivery of wider aspirations and a coordinated strategy
for the area. For example, if Ridgeons decide to relocate its existing builders merchant operations
elsewhere within the AAP area, e.g. to Cowley Road Industrial Estate, then any planning
contributions and viability considerations should take these circumstances into account. Equally,
if Ridgeons is able to relocate and release their site for development the existing vehicular
movements from the Ridgeons operations should be carried forward to the new use.